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 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|