A Study In Hebrews

Who Is Your High Priest?

Hebrews 5:1-5 — “No man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.” In this passage the author of Hebrews describes…

Christ Our High Priest

Hebrews 4:14-16 — “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession…” This text is one of the most comforting portions of Scripture that God has given us. We are told that Jesus knows all about suffering and…

The Third Warning: Faith & The Word

Hebrews 4:1-3 — “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.” Drawing on Israel’s failure after the Exodus to enter into the Promised Land, the author of Hebrews urges Christians not to do the same – not to…

Partakers Of Christ

Hebrews 3:14 — “For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;” What does the writer to the Hebrews mean when he talks about Christians being “partakers of Christ?” Does this have to do with our salvation in Christ, or does it refer to our ongoing…

How To Be An Encouraging Christian

Hebrews 3:13 — “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” What does it mean to “exhort one another?” How should we understand this command and how can we put it into practice? In answering these questions, our attention is first…

An Evil Heart Of Unbelief

Hebrews 3:12 — “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” In Hebrews chapter 3 we are introduced to the concept of “rest.” The author writes about it by referring to the experience of the Children of Israel in the wilderness. What…

The Spirit Speaks

Hebrews 3:7-8 — “Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…” The writer to the Hebrews wanted to impress upon his readers the vital truth that through the Scriptures God the Holy Spirit speaks. If they were to continue in the faith and grow to maturity,…

In The House Of Christ

Hebrews 3:3-6 — “Moses was faithful in all his house…but Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we…” In this text, the author of Hebrews reminds his readers that Moses was a faithful servant in God’s house. Moses’ faithfulness is contrasted later in the chapter with Israel’s unbelief and rebellion. But as…

The Faithfulness Of Christ

Hebrews 3:1-2 — “Consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; who was faithful to him that appointed him…” In this text Jesus is referred to for the first and only time as an “apostle.” We are familiar with the Twelve Apostles, so what  does this title mean when applied to Christ? And…

Christ Our High Priest

Hebrews 3:1 — “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.” As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Hebrews we come to this text which, (1) reminds us of who we are, (2) reminds us of our calling, and (3) exhorts us…