Bible Studies
in the Christian Library
Heb. 9:1-10 

Introduction: The Old Testament abounds with proof of the divinity of Christ. Wisdom of God is in every type and shadow 


1. Jesus was pure in every respect. 1 Pet. 2:22; 1 John 3:5; Heb 7:26; 1 Pet. 1:18 II. MERCY SEAT WAS OVERSHADOWED BY ANGELS  1. Jesus came from among the angels  2. Angels attended His birth. Lu. 2:13,14  3. Could have received help from angels. Matt. 26:53  4. Ministered to Him in Getheseme. Lu. 22:43  5. Present at the ascension. Acts 1:10  6. Angels are now, subject unto Him. 1 Pet. 3:22 III. MERCY SEAT WAS A PLACE OF COMMUNION WITH GOD  1. God was in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:19,20  2. Must meet God in Christ. John 14:6  3. Father was in Him. John 14:10  4. Nicodemus admitted it. John 3:2  5. Must approach the Father through Son. Col. 3:17 IV. MERCY SEAT WAS APPROACHED BY MEANS OF BLOOD  1. Cannot enter Holy Place without blood. John 12:32  2. Gentiles drew nigh by blood of Christ. Eph. 2:12  3. Washed us in His own blood. Rev. 1:5 V. ATONEMENT AND PETITIONS MADE AT MERCY SEAT  1. Salvation in Christ. Acts 4:12; Gal. 3:27  2. Prayers and petitions through Him. Col. 3:17  3. We have access to the Father through Him. Eph. 2:18 VI. MERCY SEAT "COVERED" THE ARK AND TABLES OF STONE  1. Jesus has "covered" the law. Matt. 5:17,18  2. Redeemed us from curse of law. Gal. 3:13  3. He took it out of the way. Col. 2:14  4. Nailed it to the cross. Col. 2:14 Sermon Outline by Thomas Winter Butterfield 

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