Hebrews Ch 1A
Does Jesus outrank the angels?
Speaking to us through the prophets didn't work, so God sent us a living Word...a picture of his Message, The Messiah, Jesus!
The Hebrews were arguing over whether Jesus was really deity, or was he just another angel?
Hebrews Ch 2B & 3A
Chapter 2B - Jesus is "made perfect"! What does that mean?? Jesus is made for a little while lower than the angels and is made perfect. Pretty confusing, until you unpack the writer's Scripture references.
Chapter 3A - Jesus is worthy of greater honor than Moses. That is an explosive statement to make to the Jewish Christians. The writer has to be very, very careful as he proves the truth of his statement.
Hebrews Ch 5 & 6A
Chapter 5 - High Priest or King?
Both! Jesus is High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. That means He is High Priest and King.
Chapter 6A - Can you list the elementary teachings? Make a list of six or seven basic Christian teachings. Then compare it to Heb 6:1-3. Bet the lists don't match!
Get a new perspective on "dead works" and "various baptisms."
Hebrews Ch 7
Is Melchizedek a Man or Christ or something else entirely?
God adds an oath to His promises to the Israelites only six times in their entire history. And one of those times is when He makes Christ a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.
So Melchizedek must be important!
Why don't we know anything about him?
Hebrews Ch 8
Heresy or Truth?
Is God going to institute a new system of sacrifices after the Second Coming of Christ?
Is there going to be a Temple with Levitical priests while Jesus reigns on earth?
Is there a contradiction between Jesus and the Old Testament Prophets?
Hebrews Ch 10 & 11A
Chapter 10 - God Has Forgotten You Ever Sinned!
So stop worrying about the past. Don't go back to the old sacrifices. They're worthless. In fact, to go back would be a slap in God's face.
Don't welcome sin back into your life. The Holy Spirit and sin cannot dwell comfortably together. One or the other has to go!
Chapter 11A - Faith isn't Invisible.
Faith is the visible, tangible embodiment of your hope. Faith is not real unless it affects everything you do. Faith is something others can see in your life and in your actions.
Hebrews Ch 11B
Who Are Those Guys?
If you picked the Top Ten People of Faith in the Bible - would you pick Enoch, Jephthah and Rahab?
If you don't even recognize their names, you're not alone!
Find out what's so special about them in this conclusion of Chapter 11 of Hebrews.