As we begin a study of the Letter to the Hebrews our goal is to make a very complex book of the Bible more understandable.
In this study we continue the author’s claim that Jesus is superior to all the creation. He has already demonstrated the Lord’s superiority to the angels, calling Him the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being. Now he’ll show Jesus to be superior to Moses, the most revered figure of Judaism.
The focus for this study is Jesus as our High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. We’ll discover why this priesthood is superior to that of Levi, and why it was necessary that a new and better priesthood be instituted to assure the security of the Church forever.
Often called “the Hall of Faith” Hebrews 11 is a review of the Biblical heroes of the Old Testament. Their priorities were straight and their vision was clear and yet they died without receiving any of God’s promises. Only together with us would they be made perfect.
In our concluding study in the Book of Hebrews we’ll discover what the word discipline means and how it pertains to our relationship with the Lord. We’ll also see one of the most remarkable contrasts between Law and Grace to be found anywhere in Scripture, and receive the writer’s concluding exhortations.