The Book of Hebrews is a wonderful and fascinating part of God’s Word. Like most Bible books, it can be challenging at times to correctly understand and apply, However, since it is God’s Word for God’s people we need to – and can – rightly understand and obey it. Many Christians have favorite Bible verses found in Hebrews, verses such as Hebrews 4:12 that speaks of God’s Word being sharper than a double edged sword. Or Hebrews 12:1-2 that focuses on running the race of faith with endurance and keeping our use fixed on Jesus. Speaking of enduring the race of faith with endurance and keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus. Speaking of enduring faith, many believers are drawn to the great roll call of faith in Hebrews 11, which begins with a memorable definition of biblical faith. The sections of Hebrews that Bible students most often find challenging to understand and apply are warning passages such as Hebrews 2:1-4, 6:1-6, and 10:26-31. yet these sections are equally rewarding to explore and understand.
Here , then is what I would propose is the overarching message of the Book of Hebrews. Because of the superiority of the Person and work of Jesus Christ, who is the believer’s eternal Great High Priest in the new covenant, we as Christians must endure in faith to the end, letting nothing draw us away from our devotion to Christ. All true believers will endure to the end, because of the faithfulness of our Great Shepherd, Jesus.
Contact Pastor Josh to get a copy of the study guide and join us Sunday mornings at 9:30am. The Final Lesson for this Study will be November 30th 2014. Stay tuned to see what we will study next.