The book of hebrews for teens today rooted ministry. The strongly jewish character of the letter to the hebrews helps to narrow down its date of composition, most likely ad 6469. A workbook suitable for bible classes, family studies, or. The knowing the bible series is a resource designed to help bible readers better understand and apply gods word.
Study on the road or teach directly from your tablet. And while the book of hebrews which contains that argument along with many complex discussions of old testament concepts can look terribly intimidating to a believer of any age, i believe it stands out as a surprisingly helpful tool in teaching all of us why the supremacy of christ matters, and what it means when it comes to our call to. Week 1 hebrews chapter 1 the importance of gods son. Then god showed off by letting all kinds of miracles happen to show the truth. If you have any questions about the material that has been presented, please, feel free to email us. And so rather than give an introduction which will inevitably be repeated in substance throughout the entire book, three main points are to be noted. The book of hebrews stands apart from other biblical books in its unique portrait of jesus christ as the supreme revelation of goda portrait bolstered by the authors skillful use of imagery, metaphor, and old testament analogy. Enduring faith an 8week devotional study of the book of. The book of hebrews elevates jesus above historical people. We arent sure exactly who wrote the book of hebrews. No one can live a single day without exercising faith faith in the physical world. Introduction to hebrews verse by verse bible study kjv. The greeks saw everything on earth as the shadows cast by what was real, so they were always searching for reality.
The early church father clement quoted from the book of hebrews in a. Copeland hundreds of free sermon outlines and bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. There are work pages to help you think about the lesson and consider areas in your own life. The book of hebrews study guide galen peterson 2 declared. We in the west, and those who have been trained to interpret old testament citations in a very narrow way, need to recognize that the new testament authors used old testament texts in a variety of ways. Biblical studies from the book of hebrews lesson 1 general introduction overview oftentimes, while watching t. Hebrews differs in some respect with the other epistles of the nt. I believe that a study of the book of hebrews may be the next step for us as a church as we seek to grow in our desire for greater intimacy with christ, greater faith, and bolder acts of service. Yet we should not give up just because it is difficult. Bible study series on the book of hebrews chapter by chapter.
Hebrews, a study guide from the executable outlines series by mark a. Hebrews uses old testament quotations interpreted in light of first century rabbinical judaism. Comprehensive bible study on the book of hebrews designed for both personal study or use in small group studies. Although hebrews is not written in apocalyptic language, it does employ it. A study of the book of hebrews in this epistle of deep things, i cor. The author takes scripture outside of hebrews and personal stories to help deliver the message. These 12week study lead participants through books of the bible and are made up of four basic components. Hebrews is one of the three new testament commentaries on a single old testament verse. Each lesson on this study of hebrews is designed fit into the whole of the book.
They are intended for reflection and self study before reading. After all, says hebrews, god gave the world the torah a. When the various new testament books were formally brought together into one collection shortly after a. The book of hebrews study guide galen peterson 5 later the temple. Epistle to the hebrews read the bible online bible study tools. The new testament book of hebrews is one of the richest books in the new testament, with several of our most favorite and encouraging scriptures. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to jesus, the founder and. Chapter 3 of the book of hebrews christ and moses chapter 4 of the book of hebrews the sabbath additional notes the rest of god chapter 5 of the book of hebrews christs qualifications as high priest additional notes mrs. God is not called father of the believers hebrews 12.
Hebrews is one of the most challenging books in the new testament. The association of barnabas with the book of hebrews may be because he was described as a son of encouragement, and hebrews. Through stories of old testament heroes and practices, the author of hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how jesus christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Introduces perspectives on the author, audience, date and purpose of the book of hebrews that can help us interpret the original meaning and apply this book to our modern world. With its myriad references to hebrew customs and the old testament, the book was likely sent to a jewish christian community, possibly in rome. The attached word document study guides are questions for the congregation, handed out the week prior to the lesson. Every one alive daily expresses faith in something.
Waldron copy right 1999 171 walden lane harriman, tn 37748 8653764453 permission granted to make copy without alteration and not for commercial purpose. The studies themselves are not intended to be comprehensive or complete commentaries on the biblical passages, but rather a survey of the basic story line, a brief analysis on the features of the text that serve to communicate its message, and a summary of the theological communication of the passages as a basis for further reflection. Hundreds of relevant easy to understand teaching points. If you think the book is challenging as it is, be glad the author didnt write all he wanted to say he confesses to backing off a bit for fear his dull of hearing readers would be. This would be a good book for a church bible study or an individual.
Ask a group of christians to name the most intimidating book in the new testament, and most will say hebrews. Join leading new testament scholar and charlotte campus president of reformed theological seminary, michael kruger, for a 33lesson study on the book of hebrews. Its a pretty simple primer for studying the epistle. Join us as we start an indepth study of the book of hebrews. Some say it was paul the apostle, but that is doubtful. The book of hebrews is an exhortation to experienced christians to not ignore the program of redemption but to press forward into the rest of god, into the fullness of the divine salvation and inheritance. Give three instances in which god spake in time past to the fathers by the prophets.
The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand scripture. However, the book is also filled with difficult passages and mysterious warnings. Jesus is the one upon whom our faith rests and depends, from start to finish. Since hebrews doesnt purport to be written by an apostle, its status as an accepted part of the new testament canon was unclear for some time, though the book was considered quite valuable. Understand the epistle to the hebrews free downloadable.
The book of hebrews appeals to the greek mind as well as the jewish mind. Easyenglish is a system of simple english designed by wycliffe associates uk. He is gods word, the hope for a new creation, our eternal priest, and. Although some include the book of hebrews among the apostle pauls writings, the certain identity of the author remains an enigma. It is quoted or referred to by a number of early christian writers, beginning with clement of rome about 96 ad. The major purpose of this epistle was to challenge and encourage ones spiritual development and maturity in christ so to resist temptations and persecution by the building up of mutual faith and knowledge of christ heb. A bible study in easyenglish 2800 word vocabulary on the book of hebrews. Study of the book of hebrews let us study the book of hebrews the subtitle is an obvious reference to the hortatory study hortatory subjunctive subjunctive mood wish or desire. Intro to hebrews biblica the international bible society. The attached powerpoint and audio were given during the teaching of these lessons. Hebrews each file is a pdf ready to print these pdfs are in a question and answer format making them an ideal for a small group bible study index introduction how preterism explains hebrews chapter 1 superior to angels chapter 2 superior to man chapter 3 superior to moses. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. Others say barnabasor because of the writing style, perhaps it was luke or even apollosbut we dont know for sure. The author of hebrews is unknown but we know that god inspired him, just as he inspired the authors of the other books in the bible.
It begins as an essay, progresses as a sermon, and ends as a letter heb. In this versebyverse study of the book of hebrews, jen wilkin explores how god provided something better for us in the person of jesus christ heb. The book of hebrews is written to the world believers and nonbelievers alike. Use highlighting, underlining, and take notes while you study the bible. The writer of this letter does not identify himself, but he was obviously well known to the original recipients. One such example is its use of the word fire which apocalyptically refers to gods judgment see hebrews 10. Significantly, the book makes no reference to the destruction of the temple at jerusalem in ad 70, and the author wrote as if the sacrificial system were still in existence hebrews 10. Hebrews 1 inductive bible study notes and discussion questions hebrews 1 outline. The jews were searching for a way to approach god because historically they had felt too unholy to approach him. A study of hebrews is an online, videobased bible study that moves through the book of hebrews chapterbychapter in powerpacked lessons for. He is greater than angels, the torah, moses, the promised land, priests, melchizedek, sacrifices, and the covenant. Well look at some highlevel characteristics of hebrews, and youll walk away knowing.
Another reason why people find hebrews a hard book to study is the way in which the author uses the old testament scriptures in his epistle. Chuck smith study guide for hebrews blue letter bible. Book of hebrews overview insight for living ministries. This epistles title bears the traditional greek title, to the hebrews, which was attested by at least in the second century a. The believers are seen as men on earth having free entrance to god and a heavenly calling by the work of christ. Read hebrews chapter 1, then discuss these questions. Jul 14, 2015 hebrews shows us that the bible is not a collection of unrelated stories, but is rather one unified storythe story of redemption through jesus christ. Simply put, the book of hebrews helps us unlock the glorious tapestry of gods progressive revelation. It is designed to help you discover, through personal study and group discussion, the incredible riches of gods word, and. Hebrews a week study guide to print and use please print this section if you would like to study the book of hebrews with a group of people. New testament and second temple judaism scholar eric mason argues that the conceptual background of the priestly christology of the epistle to the hebrews closely parallels presentations of the messianic priest and melchizedek in the qumran scrolls. Better is a key word that occurs thirteen times in this book, emphasizing the central thesis of hebrews that the way of jesus christ is so much better.
In perhaps his most extensive teaching, you will experience the wonder and joy in the provisions of the new covenant and will grow and mature in your faith. This first lesson in the series establishes the historical and religious context for the writing of this book. Scripture by scripture explanation of the book of hebrews. Introduction to hebrews disciple lessons from hebrews. Hebrews helps us unfold the mystery of seeing jesus christ throughout the old testament. This book is the one through which the new covenant teaching so dear to bobs heart was formed.
Finally, he went and gave the world the holy spirit. The epistle to the hebrews, one of the most important books of the. A study guide for the book of hebrews questions chapter one. The letter refers to two persecutions that precisely match that which occurred in jerusalem. Hebrews with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Hebrews is commonly referred to as a letter, though it does not have the typical form of a letter.
They are intended for reflection and self study before readinglistening to the lesson. Missing is pauls customary salutation common to his other works. Hebrews must have been written before the destruction of jerusalem and the temple in a. This 12week study will help readers understand and appreciate how the book of hebrews testifies to christs supremacy through imagery, metaphor, and old testament analogy. Bible study on the book of hebrews first baptist church of taos. The book of hebrews bible study roger hahn these resources are offered as a ministry of the christian resource institute with no access charge or subscription fees. The rest of god is the state of abiding in the center of gods will, in christ, as one by one the several aspects of the believers. Why is it such an important part of the new testament. Through stories of old testament heroes and practices, the author of hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how jesus christ is the. We thank you for your desire to study biblical things. In addition, the suggestion that the writer of this epistle relied upon knowledge and information provided by others who were actual eyewitnesses of. Volume one chapters 1 7 the book of hebrews study guides volume 1 schaffer, maureen on.
But it helps when we recognize that the original audience was facing persecution and that they were tempted to turn away from christ. Herein he gives insight into the hidden things, the plans and purposes which he talks over with those who love to dwell in his presence. Some have even made such false conclusions from the book that it could be considered heresy. Introduction to hebrews 10 isaiah gives some remarkable insights into the apocalyptic language used in the bible. Read and study hebrews by yourself for the first time. Enduring faith by nivine richie is a wonderful devotional book. This is a verse by verse study of the book of hebrews in outline form. In this 10session, versebyverse study of the book of hebrews, jen wilkin explores how god provided something better for us in the person of jesus christ heb. The book of hebrews compares and contrasts jesus to key historical people and events from the old testament.
Biblical studies from the book of hebrews bible study guide. White on bible study chapter 6 of the book of hebrews steadfastness in the faiththe covenant oath additional notes. Many of its topics and themes are difficult to understand, and it tends to approach them differently than other new testament books do. John macarthur takes readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. The author does not identify himself or those addressed, which letter writers normally did. Each section has some practical next steps that you can take to get to know the book on your own, too. Introduction to hebrews the epistle to the hebrews is a unique book in the new testament. This summary of the book of hebrews provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of hebrews. It is deep and full of sometimes difficult to understand terms and theology. The makers of this product emphasize all the favorite features. An introduction to the book of hebrews could go on for many long pages and not speak properly of all that it encompasses. Instead of an excerpt from the study book, below is an excerpt from a transcript of jens video teaching. Fox river is a non denominational church that simply teaches the bible verse by verse and teaches the entire bible, genesis thru revelation. Study of the book of hebrews bob george ministries.
The attached powerpoint and audio were given during the. Schuyler english, studies in the epistle to the hebrews. This a study in the book of hebrews given at fox river christian fellowship of appleton, wi. The epistle to the hebrews introduction the epistle to the hebrews is a unique book in the new testament. Ill point out the major landmarks and explain some of the things that dont fully resonate with our modern culture. In this metaphor of a household, the difference between a servant and a son is significant. May 02, 2020 regardless of the human hand that held the pen, the holy spirit of god is the divine author of all scripture 2 timothy 3.1321 3 131 1435 1449 1532 314 1513 513 43 218 506 1555 1455 790 343 1214 890 917 1259 676 1056 1506 1287 564 51 592 1261 477 76 186 627 725 857 141 1001 512 1080