- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and answers about the Church
- Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 15:16
The context of Hebrews 13:13-17, including confessing "His name" (v. 15, JND), is the assembly (Matthew 18:20). "To communicate" (verse 16) is the same word translated "a certain contribution for the poor saints" (Romans 15:26) and is closely related to "no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving" (Philippians 4:15). Therefore, Hebrews 13 links offering "the sacrifice of praise" (verse 15) and sacrifices of our finances (verse 16). Offering sacrifices is priestly and those who brought their sacrifices are called worshipers (Hebrews 10:1, 2). Therefore when holy priests offer up spiritual sacrifices (1 Peter 2:5), they are worshiping. This is equally true of audible and inaudible expressions and of financial offerings.