Contributed on Feb 21, 2019
The theme that permeates throughout is how to hear and respond to God’s revelation.
2/16/19 Tom Lowe Lesson 2: God’s Revelation in “Son” (1:2-4) Scripture: Heb. 1:2-4 (KJV) 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2019
Without any small talk and even without any salutation, the letter of Hebrews is unveiled. From the very first sentence, there is a powerful proclamation of the good news of God through Jesus Christ the Son.
1/15/19 Tom Lowe Lesson 1: God’s Revelation to the Prophets Scripture: Hebrews 1:1 (KJV) God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (1:1) God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2019
“You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” This is God’s testimony that Jesus was His Son, begotten of Him, thus setting forth the Deity in His virgin birth. [Angels are created, not born.]
2/28/19 Tom Lowe Lesson #3: Demonstrated From the Old Testament (Hebrews 1:5-14) Scripture: Hebrews 1: 5-14 (NIV) 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”? Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”? 6 And again, when God ...read more
Contributed on Jul 6, 2019
Jesus didn’t become a man so He could know us, prove anything to us, or convince us that He understood our condition. He had redemption in mind― to save us.
5/29/19 Tom Lowe Lesson #7: To Destroy the Devil and Deliver Saints (Hebrews 2:14-16) Scripture: Hebrews 2:14-16 (NIV) 14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2019
The element of solidarity: the champion emerges out of the people; he can represent them only because he is one of them. Similarly, the high priest is chosen from among the people; he can represent them effectively only because He enjoys solidarity with the people.
6/17/19 Tom Lowe Lesson #8: TO BECOME A MERCIFUL AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST (HEBREWS 2:17-18) Scripture: Hebrews 2:17-18 (NIV) 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 26, 2019
Next to Abraham, Moses was undoubtedly the man most revered by the Jewish people. To go back to the Law meant to go back to Moses, and the recipients of this letter to the Hebrews were sorely tempted to do just that.
6/30/19 Tom Lowe Lesson #9 [2C1]: BOTH WERE FAITHFUL (HEBREWS 3:1-2) Introduction: At least some of the first readers of the Book of Hebrews were believers who came to Christ out of a background of Judaism. They were steeped in Old Testament understanding. When they heard the Gospel, they ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2019
Moses is the only man whose funeral God came down from Heaven to direct (Deut. 34:5-6)
7/30/19 Tom Lowe Lesson #10 [2C2]: BUILDER VS. BUILDING (HEBREWS 3:3-4) Scripture: Hebrews 3:3-4 (NIV) Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2020
The author contrasts Jesus and Moses. The Jews perceived Moses to be a great man, great prophet, great leader, and great lawgiver. Yet Jesus fulfilled all those roles as well―to a greater degree than Moses.
8/15/19 Tom Lowe Lesson #11 [IC3]: SERVANT VS. SON (HEBREWS 3:5-6a) Introduction: The author has already briefly contrasted Jesus with the Old Testament prophets (1:1, 2) and more explicitly with the angels (1:3-2:18). Here he begins a contrast between Jesus and Moses. The Jews perceived Moses ...read more
Contributed on Mar 26, 2020
Today's lesson concerns the exodus from Egypt and the Israelites’ unbelief. Because of their neglect to hear God’s message they delayed at the border. Because the people went backward in unbelief, instead of foreword in faith, they missed their inheritance and died in the wilderness.
6/30/19 Tom Lowe Lesson #12 [IC3a]: Israel in the Wilderness (HEBREWS 3:6b-11) Context: The context is the exodus from Egypt and the Israelites’ experience of unbelief in the wilderness. Because of their neglect to hear God’s message they delayed at the border. Because the people went ...read more