Chambersburg, PA
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

Preparing for Hebrews

In follow up to my overview of Hebrews, I thought I’d make a couple suggestions about how to prepare to learn from the book of Hebrews.

1. Read the entire book.

2. Repeat step #1, three times. Or more.

3. As you read, don’t make “understanding everything” your goal. Just try to become familiar with the content of it. The more you read it, the more it will change from “vague and fuzzy” to “clear”.

4. Here is my sermon plan (subject to change), incase you are interested in seeing what I see as the main sections.

Hebrews 1:1-4 The Supremacy of Jesus
Hebrews 1:5-2:4 Jesus Greater than Angels
Hebrews 2:4-18 Jesus’ Great Salvation
Hebrews 3 Life in the Desert
Hebrews 4 Longing for Rest
Hebrews 4:14-16 Help when Tempted
Hebrews 5:1-10 Jesus the Sufferer
Hebrews 5:11-6:1 Maturity
Hebrews 6 The Call to Persevere
Hebrews 7 Jesus’ Greater Priesthood
Hebrews 8 Jesus’ Greater Promises
Hebrews 9:1-24 Jesus’ Greater Access
Hebrews 9:25-10:18 Jesus’ Greater Sacrifice
Hebrews 10:19-39 Draw Near, Hold Fast, Stir Up
Hebrews 11 The Pilgrim People of God
Hebrews 12:1-17 God’s Fatherly Discipline
Hebrews 12:18-29 A Kingdom that Cannot be Shaken
Hebrews 13 Brotherly Love