Introduction Our primary topic for the next 3 lessons is FAITH. As believers, we know “faith” is vital to our well-being. What role has faith played in history? Hebrews Chapter 11 is famous as the Bible’s Faith Hall of Fame. It mentions Old Testament believers whose faith in God and His promises led to amazingContinue reading “Hebrews Part 11”
Summary of the Doctrinal Part of Hebrews (1:1-10:18) The book of Hebrews is a letter written to Hebrew-Christian converts who were suffering under persecution. Some of them were inclined to turn from Christianity back to Judaism. The letter persuasively argues they should stand fast in the faith in spite of persecution for what they haveContinue reading “Hebrews Part 10”
Introduction This lesson begins with a discussion of sanctuaries and worship under the Old covenants. The Old Covenant applied to all Israel, but only those who believed reaped its benefits. The New Covenant is open to everyone in the world, but again only those who believe reap its benefits. The Old Covenant Tabernacle details wereContinue reading “Hebrews Part 9”
“And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, 21 but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’” 22 This makes Jesus theContinue reading “Hebrews Part 8”
Christ’s Superior Priesthood Chapter 7 begins a four chapter section related to Christ’s superior priesthood. The author argues that Christ’s priesthood, like Melchizedek’s, is of an order older than and superior to that of Aaron. Melchizedek was priest long before Aaron was born. Christ was directly appointed priest by the oath of the Father. ChapterContinue reading “Hebrews Part 7”
“About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who livesContinue reading “Hebrews Part 6”
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 The Character of God’s Word Understanding and obeying God’s Word is crucial. God is the LivingContinue reading “Hebrews Part 5”
Introduction We continue our study of “ Hebrews” with the author’s comments on the freed Jewish slaves rebellion in the desert. “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, 9 where your fathers put meContinue reading “Hebrews Part 4”
Introduction In this lesson we continue with the author’s consideration of why the second person of the Trinity came in the flesh to live among us. “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the powerContinue reading “Hebrews Part 3”
Christ Greater than Angels Hebrews 1:5-2:18 deals with Christ superiority to angels. First, Christ’s superiority is affirmed in 1:5-14. Next, the exhortation in 2:1-4 to pay earnest attention to revelation through the Son. Finally, an explanation in 2:5-18 showing that, although Christ has a human body, he is superior to angels who are immaterial spirits.Continue reading “Hebrews Part 2”
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