And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death…
I. CHRIST'S WILL IS EMBODIED IN A WRITTEN RECORD.
1. The record gives a definite meaning and fixed character to the mind of Christ.
2. The record gives to the mind of Christ an abiding existence among us.
3. The written Word renders the will of Christ accessible to all.
II. CHRIST'S WILL IS EMBODIED IN AN AUTHENTIC RECORD.
III. CHRIST'S TESTAMENT IS A WRITTEN AND AUTHENTIC RECORD OF WHAT HE HAS BEQUEATHED TO MEN. There are great bequests for each of us. We are guilty — Christ has willed our forgiveness. We are enslaved — Christ has willed our freedom. We are sorrowful — Christ has willed our peace. We are dying — Christ has willed us life for ever.
IV. CHRIST'S TESTAMENT HAS BEEN RATIFIED AND BROUGHT INTO FULL AND EVERLASTING OPERATION BY HIS OWN DEATH.
Parallel VersesKJV: And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
WEB: For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.