Hebrews

What is the book of Hebrews purpose?

To present the sufficiency and superiority of Christ

While God spoke in the past "many times and in many ways," he has now spoken to us "by who?

The letter to the Hebrews was written to encourage Christians in a time of trial. It does so by focusing on the absolute supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ. While God spoke in the past "many times and in many ways," he has now spoken to us "by his Son," Jesus Christ, who is the "exact imprint" of God’s nature and who "upholds the universe by the word of his power" (1:1-3).

This letter, whose author is unknown, was probably written between what time?

Jesus accomplished complete salvation for all who trust in him (1:1-10:18).

Name one notable event in the book of Hebrews?

This letter, whose author is unknown, was probably written between a.d. 60 and 70. The book of Hebrews is arranged in the group of 8 books of letters (called Other Letters or Epistles) in the Bible New Testament.

What two things can you learn from surveying this book? (read “application” section)

The superiority of Christ over everyone and everything is clearly demonstrated by the author. Christianity supersedes all religious systems and other attempts to reach God; it can never be surpassed. Where can one find anything better than Christ? Living in Christ is having the best of life. All competing religions are deceptions or cheap imitations.

Jews who had become Christians in the first century were tempted to fall back into Judaism because of uncertainty, the security of custom, and persecution. Today, believers are also tempted to fall back into legalism, fulfilling minimum religious requirements rather than pressing on in genuine faith. We must strive to live by faith each day.

God is good, Love you all
Kevin J.