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Sermon Series on the Epistle to the Hebrews


This Sunday, November 13, we will be starting a new sermon series based on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Hebrews was written to Jewish converts to Christianity who were most likely living in Rome under persecution. It was written to encourage them to persevere and not go back to the old covenant institutions in the midst of persecution.

The main theme of the letter is that Christ is greater than all: angels, prophets, and old covenant temple, priesthood and ceremonies. Therefore, Christ has fulfilled all Old Testament institutions which were mere foreshadows of his Person and his atoning work on the cross. He is the better and final High Priest, Prophet and King.


Sermon title

Scripture texts


 Christ is Better Than the Angels

Psalm 110:1-7; Hebrews 1:1-2:4


 The Son Like a Man in Every Respect

Psalm 8:4-6; Hebrews 2:5-18


 Jesus is Better Than Moses

Psalm 105:26; Hebrews 3:1-6


Warnings and Exhortations Against Unbelief

Psalm 95:7a-11; Hebrews 3:7-19


 Entering God’s Rest

Genesis 2:1-3; Hebrews 4:1-13


 Jesus Our Great High Priest

Psalm 110:1-7; Hebrews 4:14-5:14


Jesus Our Sure and Steadfast Anchor of the Soul

Psalm 34:1-10; Hebrews 6:1-20


 Jesus the Better Priest-King

Genesis 14:17-20; Hebrews 7:1-28


Jesus the Superior High Priest of a Superior Covenant

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:1-13


What’s So Holy About the Holy Places?

Leviticus 16:2-19; Hebrews 9:1-10


 Jesus the Once-for-All Sacrifice

Exodus 24:1-8; Hebrews 9:11-28


“The Law a Shadow of Good Things to Come”

Psalm 40:6-8; Hebrews 10:1-18


Exhortations and Warnings About Christ’s Sacrifice

Isaiah 26:20-21; Hebrews 10:19-39


 Living by Faith

Genesis 5:24; 6:9; Hebrews 11:1-7


 “By Faith Abraham Obeyed”

Genesis 12:1-4; 22:9-18; Hebrews 11:8-22


By Faith Moses Left Egypt to Suffer for Christ

Exodus 2:1-4; 14:21-30; Hebrews 11:23-29


“These Were Commended for Their Faith”

Isaiah 53:1-12; Hebrews 11:30-40


A Cloud of Witnesses Shows Us How to Run the Race of Life

Isaiah 53:3-6, 10-12; Hebrews 12:1-2


“The Author and Perfecter of Our Faith”

Proverbs 3:11-12; Hebrews 12:1-17


 True Worship on Two Mountains

Psalm 96:1-13; Hebrews 12:18-29


 Final Exhortations and Benediction

Psalm 50:23; Hebrews 13:1-25

This is the English Standard Version’s general outline of the book:

I. Jesus Is Superior to Angelic Beings (1:1–2:18)
A. The supremacy of God’s Son (1:1–14)
B. Warning against neglecting salvation (2:1–4)
C. The founder of salvation (2:5–18)

II. Jesus Is Superior to the Mosaic Law (3:1–10:18)
A. Jesus is greater than Moses (3:1–6)
B. Warning: a rest for the people of God (3:7–4:13)
C. The high priesthood of Jesus (4:14–10:18)

III. Call to Faith and Endurance (10:19–12:29)
A. The full assurance of faith (10:19–39)
B. By faith (11:1–40)
C. Endurance until the kingdom fully comes (12:1–29)

IV. Concluding Exhortations and Remarks (13:1–25)
A. Sacrifices pleasing to God (13:1–19)
B. Benediction (13:20–21)
C. Final greetings (13:22–25)

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