Hebrews, The "Meat" of the Gospel

1. God Now Speaks to Man Through His Son

  • Hebrews 1:1-4, The writer’s premise to his 1st argument

2. The Son - Superior to Angels, Hebrews 1:5-2:8

  • Hebrews 1:5-14, The Son compared to Angels

  • Hebrews 2:1-4, Warning, Pay closer attention

  • Hebrews 2:5-13, Jesus, the Founder of our salvation

  • Hebrews 2:14-3:1, Jesus Obligated To Be Made Just Like Us

3. Jesus - The Apostle, > Moses and Joshua, Hebrews 3:1-4:14

  • Hebrews 3:1-6, Jesus (Apostle & High Priest) compared to Moses

  • Hebrews 3:7-19, Warning, Don’t be like those who rebelled in the wilderness

  • Hebrews 4:1-10, The Promise of entering his rest still stands due to Jesus, not Joshua.

  • Hebrews 4:11-13, Warning, Let us…​ give diligence, lest we fall by disobedience.

  • Hebrews 4:14, Since we have a great High Priest, let’s hold tightly to our confession.

4. Jesus, the Son of God, Our Great High Priest, Hebrews 4:14-7:28

  • Hebrews 4:14-16, Jesus, our great High Priest

  • Hebrews 5:1-4, The Levitical High Priest

  • Hebrews 5:5-10, Jesus, appointed by God, A High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek

  • Hebrews 5:11-14, Warning, Dull of hearing infants feed on milk incapable of solid food

  • Hebrews 6:1-3, Move on from milk, identified here

  • Hebrews 6:4-12, Warning It is impossible once enlightened if you fall away to restore them

  • Hebrews 6:13-18, God made a promise to Abraham and guaranteed it with an oath

  • Hebrews 6:19-20, We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul

  • Hebrews 7:1-10, Melchizedek, Priest of God Most High

  • Hebrews 7:11-28, Jesus a priest in the likeness of Melchizedek



5. The Law Appoints Weak Men As High Priests, But The Word Of Oath Appoints A Son Forever, Hebrews 7:28-10:18

  • Hebrews 7:28-8:5, Jesus a minister of the sanctuary of the true tabernacle pitched by God, not man. On Earth priests according to the Law serve a copy

  • Hebrews 8:6-12, Jesus a mediator of a better covenant

  • Hebrews 8:13, The old covenant grows aged and is near to vanishing away

  • Hebrews 9:1-7, The first covenant had ordinances of divine service

  • Hebrews 9:8-10, The Holy Spirit is indicating that the way into the Holy Place wasn’t yet revealed while the first tabernacle was still standing

  • Hebrews 9:11-28 Christ’s blood is superior to animal blood

  • Hebrews 10:1-18, The Law is a shadow, not the very image of sacred things and requires many sacrifices. Jesus takes away the first to establish the second through the offering of his body once for all

6. We Have Boldness to Enter Into the Holy Place by the Blood of Jesus, Hebrews 10:19-11:40

  • Hebrews 10:19-25, Let us draw near…​, hold fast…​, consider how…​

  • Hebrews 10:26-31, Warning, If we sin willfully…​ The Lord says, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay" and "The Lord will judge his people"…​

  • Hebrews 10:32-39, Remember the former days after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings…​ the righteous will live by faith

  • Hebrews 11:1-40, Faith is the assurance of things hoped for…​

7. Warnings & Guidance, Benediction & Final Exhortation, & Farewell, Hebrews 12:1-13:29

  • Hebrews 12:1,2, The Race of Faith

  • Hebrews 12:3-11, The Discipline of God, (Prov. 3:11, 12)

  • Hebrews 12:12-17, Renew Your Spiritual Vitality, (Gen. 25:29–34; 27:30–40)

  • Hebrews 12:18-24, The Glorious Company

  • Hebrews 12:25-29, Hear the Heavenly Voice

  • Hebrews 13:1-6, Concluding Moral Directions

  • Hebrews 13:7-17, Concluding Religious Directions

  • Hebrews 13:18,19, Prayer Requested

  • Hebrews 13:20-25, Benediction, Final Exhortation, Farewell