The epistle to the Hebrews is a study in contrast, between the imperfect and incomplete provisions of the Old Covenant, given under Moses, and the infinitely better provisions of the New Covenant offered by the perfect High Priest, God’s only Son and the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Included in the “better” provisions are: a better hope, testament, promise, sacrifice, substance, country, and resurrection. Those who belong to the New Covenant dwell in a completely new and heavenly atmosphere, they worship a heavenly Savior, have a heavenly calling, receive a heavenly gift, are citizens of a heavenly country, look forward to a heavenly Jerusalem, and have their names written in heaven.
One of the key theological themes in Hebrews is that all believers now have direct access to God under the New Covenant and, therefore, may approach the throne of God boldly (4:16; 10:22). One’s hope is in the very presence of God, into which he follows the Savior (6:19, 20; 10:19, 20). The primary teaching symbolized by the tabernacle service was that believers under the covenant of law did not have direct access to the presence of God (9:8), but were shut out of the Holy of Holies. The book of Hebrews may briefly be summarized in this way: Believers in Jesus Christ, as God’s perfect sacrifice for sin, have the perfect High-Priest through whose ministry everything is new and better than under the covenant of law.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Hebrews Download
Lesson 2: God Has Spoken (1:1-4) Download
Lesson 3: Jesus Is Superior to Angels (1:5-14) Download
Lesson 4: Understanding the Warning Passages Download
Lesson 5: Warning Not the Neglect Salvation (2:1-4) Download
Lesson 6: Lower Than the Angels – Tasting Death (2:5-9) Download
Lesson 7: Bringing Many Sons to Glory (2:10-18) Download
Lesson 8: Excursis on the Person of Christ Download
Lesson 8a: Questions on the Person of Christ Download
Lesson 9: The Greater Glory of Christ the Son (3:1-6) Download
Lesson 10: The Wages of Disobedience and Unbelief (3:7-19) Download
Lesson 11: Believers’ Enter God’s Rest (4:1-13) Download
Lesson 12: The Throne of Grace (4:14-16) Download
Lesson 13: Jesus Christ, Our High Priest (5:1-10) Download