The Mountain of Law vs. The Mountain of Grace
The outline of Hebrews 12:18-24 is as follows:
I. You have not come to a fearful, condemning relationship with God, who is your Judge.
A. A mountain that can be touched (v. 18a)
B. A blazing fire (v. 18b)
C. Darkness (v. 18c)
D. Gloom (v. 18d)
E. Tempest (v. 18e)
F. The sound of a trumpet (v. 19a)
G. A voice speaking words (v. 19b)
II. You have come to a joyful, redeeming relationship with God, who is your Mediator.
A. Mt. Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God, v. 22a
B. Thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, v. 22b
C. The church of the firstborn, v. 23a
D. A Judge (vindicator), God of all, v. 23b
E. The spirits of righteous men made perfect, v. 23c
F. Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, v. 24a
G. The sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel (v. 24b).
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