The book of Hebrews is a brilliant letter, which shows how Jesus is the fulfilment of everything the Old Testament pointed to. It’s full of rich themes and amazing insights, but it is also notoriously complex! So where do you start with understanding a book like this?
In these four seminars from ChristChurch London’s Theology Matters, Liam gives an introduction to the book of Hebrews, helping us to understand many of the major themes and challenging sections:
Session 1: Jesus is Better (1:1-4:13)
The author of Hebrews begins by establishing Jesus’ credentials. In the first four chapters he seeks to show how Jesus is God’s ultimate communication – better than the prophets, the angels, Moses and Joshua – before addressing the theme of ‘rest’ and considering how we might come to enjoy it.
Session 2: Warnings and Encouragements (3:6b, 14; 6:4-20)
The book of Hebrews contains a number of warnings, using strong and challenging language. But it also contains many equally strong encouragements about the faithfulness of God. This session considers who the warning passages are directed to, and how we should understand them.
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