Contributed on Mar 10, 2008
The first two verses of Hebrews as you start to study the book, immediately share with you the preeminence and superiority of Jesus Christ over everyone and everything that we know.
The Superiority of Christ Hebrews 1:1-2 Intro As we begin our study of the book of Hebrews tonight, I feel that is important for us to take a look at the background of the book to give us a strong foothold for the rest of our study. The book of Hebrews has one main theme throughout its text: ...read more
Contributed on Mar 12, 2008
During the time that Jesus walked the earth, people placed angels in high position relative to the Lord. With Jesus Christ now being preached as the sole way to heaven, the author of Hebrews had to convince the people that Christ was superior.
Christ is Superior to the Angels Hebrews 1:4-14 Intro In this text we are going to be dealing with the meat of the Word, rather then the milk. Keep in mind that the book of Hebrews is written to both believing and non-believing Hebrews. Both groups are being pressed with the truth that the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2008
Hell is undoubtedly full of people who were never actively opposed to the gospel. Such people are in view in these four verses. They know the truth and even believe the truth, in the sense that they acknowledge its truthfulness, its rightness. They are
The Tragedy of Neglecting Salvation Hebrews 2:1-4 Intro Hell is undoubtedly full of people who were never actively opposed to the gospel. Such people are in view in these four verses. They know the truth and even believe the truth, in the sense that they acknowledge its truthfulness, its ...read more
Contributed on Mar 25, 2008
For the writer of Hebrews is was important to get across the point to his Jewish brethren that Jesus was greater than Moses. The people were stuck on the past and their traditions, and had missed the Messiah who was right there in their midst.
Jesus Greater than Moses Hebrews 3:1-16 Intro Up to this point the writer of Hebrews has been doing his best to convince the non-believing in the area of the necessity of receiving Christ. The people are still stuck on their traditions and some see Jesus as equal to, or less than Moses. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2008
True rest only comes when he place our lives entirely in the hands of Jesus Christ in faith. Then and only then will we have complete spiritual rest.
Entering God’s Rest Hebrews 4:1-13 Intro Hebrews 4 continues the warning to the informed, but unresponsive Jews from chapter 3. These Jews not only knew the basic truths of the gospel but had even renounced Judaism. Still they did not trust in Christ. The warning, of course, applies to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2008
The lack of spiritual growth is a dangerous thing. For there may be blessings to be enjoyed in Christ that only the mature Christian can truly understand and appropriate. If one remains spiritually immature, they do not come to fully appreciate their st
Marks of Spiritual ImmaturityHebrews 5:11-14Intro Just because one has been a Christian for many years, does not mean they are “mature.” They may be like the person who had been a teacher for twenty five years. When she heard about a job that would mean a promotion, she applied for the position. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2008
But if we don’t grow spiritually as we should, so what? Is spiritual growth really that essential? Is there a “danger” involved in not progressing spiritually?
The Peril of Not ProgressingHebrews 6:1-8Intro The normal Christian life is to be one of spiritual growth and progression. Starting as babes in Christ, we feed on the milk of the word. As our spiritual senses are exercised to discern good and evil, we are then able to progress to solid food. In ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2008
The OT in many ways is a book of many prophetic snap shots. You could call it a photo album. It is a collection of snapshots of real people, with real lives, and real circumstances, and it also serves to give us a glimpse into the future.
The Mystery of Melchizedek Hebrews 7 Read vv. 1-2, 15-16, 22 Intro The OT in many ways is a book of many prophetic snap shots. You could call it a photo album. It is a collection of snapshots of real people, with real lives, and real circumstances, and it also serves to give us a ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2008
Up to this point, the focus of Hebrews has been on Christ. His superiority to prophets, angels, and Moses. We also looked at the superiority of his priesthood to the Levitical priesthood. Now the focus shifts to the new covenant.
Promises of the New Covenant Hebrews 8:7-13 Intro Up to this point, the focus of Hebrews has been on Christ. His superiority to prophets, angels, and Moses. We also looked at the superiority of his priesthood to the Levitical priesthood. Now the focus shifts to the new covenant. A new ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2008
As we continue in our study of Hebrews, we continue to look at the importance of faith in the Christian life as we run the race of life.
Run for Your Life Hebrews 12:1-3 Intro Throughout our study of the book of Hebrews, we have noted the emphasis on being steadfast in our faith; the warning against developing unbelief and the need for a faith that endures. This emphasis continues, with our own life of faith described here ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2008
Just how should we as Christians relate to "Others" and "Ourselves".
Christian Behavior Hebrews 13 Intro The first eleven chapters of Hebrews do not emphasize specific commands to Christians. It is pure doctrine and is almost entirely directed to Jews who have received the gospel but need to be affirmed in the superiority of the New Covenant. The ...read more