Lesson 13 – Hebrews 6:1-20

Hebrews 6:1-6 – Listen what different Bible scholars have to say about this passage of Scripture. “The knottiest problem passage in Hebrews, if not the whole Bible; a passage which has been a battleground…for ages. (Ray Stedman) “The difficulty of interpretation cannot be exaggerated.” (Hewett) “This is one of the most terrible passages in Scripture. … Read more

Lesson 12 – Hebrews 5:4-14

Hebrews 5:4-14 – We left off last talking about Jesus “having been made perfect along with his learning how to be obedient in Hebrews 5:8. We said that this expression does not mean that he was imperfect and then became perfect or that he went from disobedience to obedience. There is a perfection that can come only … Read more

Lesson 11 – Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Hebrews 4:14 As we continue our studies in the book of Hebrews we come to one of the most important themes of this letter. It is the concept of Jesus as our High Priest. In order for us to appreciate the importance of this role by Jesus the Messiah, we need to understand the Jewish significance … Read more

Lesson 10 – Hebrews 4:1-13

Hebrews 4:1-4 – What do you think of when you think of resting? Sleeping in late on a lazy Saturday mourning? How about laying on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean or Hawaii? Whatever comes to your mind, rest is a delightful and needed reprieve for the weary. At times our bodies cry out for relief. … Read more

Lesson 9 – Hebrews 3:7-19

Hebrews 3:7-11 – Now we come to a timeless warning for God’s children; it is a warning against allowing our hearts to become hard. The Historical backdrop for this warning is a theme that most of the 1st century readers were most familiar. A time when our fathers were in the wilderness, led by Moses. A … Read more

Lesson 8 – Hebrews 3:1-6

Hebrews 3:1-6 – The first 6 verses of this chapter has to do with Moses and comparing him to Jesus. To appreciate how, why, and to what extent Jesus is better than Moses we need to see how important Moses was, and in fact still is to the Jewish community. Moses is esteemed as far above … Read more

Lesson 7 – Hebrews 2:9-18

Hebrews 2:9-10 – Man’s destiny is recovered or reclaimed by the Messiah. Man’s revealed destiny, which was restricted because of sin has been recovered by the Messiah. The ultimate curse of man’s lost destiny is death. In order for our restoration the first order of business is to overcome death. The way God accomplished this was … Read more

Lesson 6 – Hebrews 2:4-8

Hebrews 2:4 The reward at the Judgment seat will be for those whose record is good, and those who have neglected their great salvation “will suffer loss. This is what is meant by Hebrews 2:3 – Escape what? Not eternal separation from God, for escaping that is by grace, not works. It is escaping God’s disapproval at the … Read more

Lesson 5 – Hebrews 1:13-2:3

Hebrews 1:13-14 The writer demonstrates further the superiority of Jesus over the angels from Psalm 110. But to what angel has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand, till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet?” Jesus is greater than the angels because of His position, sitting, which not only speaks of His finished … Read more

Lesson 4 – Hebrews 1:8-14

Hebrews 1:8-9 – The driving force behind our Messiah, the One who is greater than the angels is His love of righteousness. We understand righteousness to mean “uprightness” describing a person who upholds our common values. In the Bible righteousness is found in the fulfillment of the terms of a covenant with God. Righteousness is absolute … Read more