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Hebrews 10:35-36

Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. --Hebrews 10:35-26 NASB      In chapter 10 of the Book of Hebrews the author emphasizes the finality of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice by contrasting it with the Old Testament system of law and sacrifices. The Old Testament system must be repeated without end, but the redemption of Christ does not need repetition or supplementation--it is final.      God's redemption of us through Christ is more than just “fire insurance”--comfort in the knowledge of our own eternal destiny. God’s redemption comes with the expectation that we will share with others, just as it was shared with us. Because of Christ, we can speak to others with confidence. The Greek word in verse 35 is transliterated as parrÄ“sia (“par-rhay-SEE-ah”), meaning a freedom of speech; a boldness; a confidence. We cannot be merely be content in