Understanding the Book of Hebrews Study
January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021
Understanding the Book of Hebrews
Wednesdays, January 20-March 31, 6:30-8:00 pm via Zoom
Hebrews is considered to be one of the most beautifully written and stylistically polished books of the New Testament, a literary masterpiece. The author is a master of rhetorical debate and persuasion. He demonstrates his profound theological prowess with his use of imagery, metaphor, allusion, Old Testament analogy, and typology. Throughout his exposition and exhortation, the author weaves a beautiful tapestry of biblical theology with the aim of exalting the supremacy of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews contains thirty-five direct quotations from the Old Testament, along with many allusions and references. With the Old Testament background in mind, the author argues that God’s glory and redemptive plan are finally and most clearly revealed in Jesus Christ.
It can be argued that the glory of God as revealed in Jesus Christ is the gravitational center of the book of Hebrews. In Christ, we see the fulfillment of all the Old Testament hopes and promises, ushering in the long-awaited new covenant age.
The unfolding storyline of the Bible is that the eternal kingdom of God is a kingdom that cannot be shaken, because it’s rooted in Jesus Christ, who holds all things together.
The Bible is one great story—the story of Jesus. If you don’t understand this central truth, you’ll miss the point of the Bible.
This study will make use of a study guide from The Gospel Coalition as well as audio lectures from The Bible Project.