This anonymous author of the New Testament book of Hebrews builds a brilliant sermon designed to arrest spiritual drift within the new Christian community—thus his book’s relevance today.
The writer’s eloquence, story-telling skill, and spiritual understanding shine insightful light on familiar Old Testament stories—all because of the forever difference made by the presence of Christ Jesus among us.
Hebrews’ brilliant author builds the case for Christ as the fulfillment of Judaism, serving mankind as both priest and prophet and as mediator between heaven and earth. By taking the two main offices of the Hebrew Scriptures and seeing their fulfillment in the person of Christ Jesus, he defends the superiority of the new covenant (grace through faith) over the old covenant (obedience to the Law).
As you read the book of Hebrews, you can decide if the writer believes there are two parallel universes, one perfect (above) and one imperfect (below/earth)—a kind of neo-Platonic thought that is so popular today.
There is a Hebrews Bible Study Workbook accompanying this talk that you will find helpful, whether you are approaching your study individually or in a group setting.
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