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I. For Jesus

II. For us

Hebrews 9:24-28 24For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only

a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s

presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way

the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his

own. 26 Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of

the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do

away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as man is destined to die once,

and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the

sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to

bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

In the name of Jesus Christ, who came once to save and who will come once to

judge, dear Christian friends,

If you were a fan of the 60s band Herman’s Hermits then you already know this,

but for those who are too young to know their music or those who didn’t care for their

music, let me tell you about one of their songs. The title was Henry the Eighth and spoke

of a woman who married eight times with the name of each of her husbands being the

same— Henry. It was a rather shallow, simple song because of its topic, but also because

of its repeating lyrics and the group was not secretive about it. In fact, they sang outright,

“second verse same as the first.”

Some people love repetition like that! It is so easy to memorize. It is so easy to

remember many years later.

Other people get bored with that repetition very quickly! It seems like the

composers were not smart enough to come up with any more words to add variety to their

song. It can become tedious and tires