1 Route 66 Understanding Hebrews Dr. Stephen


Oct 25, 2017 - Let us hold fast our confession. Hebrews 4:14 (ESV). Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, ...

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1 Route 66 Understanding Hebrews Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor Bell Shoals Baptist Church October 25, 2017 Jesus, Our Great High Priest Hebrews 4:14-16 Let us hold fast our confession. Hebrews 4:14 (ESV) Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Hebrews 4:15 (ESV) For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 1. His Priesthood Hebrews 4:14 (ESV) Since then we have a great High Priest … 2. His Position Hebrews 4:14 (ESV) … who has passed through the heavens … 3. His Personality Hebrews 4:14 (ESV) … Jesus, the Son of God … 4. His Participation Hebrews 4:15 (ESV) For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses … 5. His Perfection Hebrews 4:15 (ESV) … but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

2 6. His Provision Hebrews 4:16 (ESV) Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Understanding Hebrews Meaning: Named for the recipient of the letter Author: Unknown Audience: Three distinct groups of Hebrews  Believers in Jesus Christ who suffered rejection and persecution  Unbelievers intellectually convinced, but spiritually uncommitted to Jesus  Unbelievers exposed to the gospel, but not convinced of its truth Date of Writing: 64-68 AD Theme: All believers have direct access to God under the new covenant. Key Verses: Hebrews 4:14-16 Notes of Interest:  Hebrews has 86 references to the Old Testament  Hebrews is called the fifth Gospel  Four Gospels describe what Jesus did on earth  Hebrews describes what Jesus is doing in heaven Names and Titles given to Jesus in Hebrews: Son (1:2) The Apostle (3:1) Heir (1:2) Christ (3:6) Firstborn (1:6) Surety (7:22) God (1:8) Mediator (8:6) Lord (2:3) Author (12:2) Captain (2:10; 12:2) Finisher (12:2) High Priest (2:17) Shepherd (13:20)

Route 66: The Highway of Redemption from Genesis to Revelation Bell Shoals Baptist Church - Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor

Structure of Hebrews I. The Superiority of Jesus’ Position (Hebrews 1:1-4:13) a. He is Better Than the Prophets (1:1-3) i. Because of the Father’s Declaration of Him ii. Because of the Father’s Description of Him b. He is Better Than the Angels (1:4-2:18) i. Because of His Rank (1:4) ii. Because of His Relationship (1:5-6) iii. Because of His Reign (1:8) iv. Because of His Righteousness (1:8) v. Because of His Redemptive Ministry (2:5-18) c. He is Better Than Moses (3:1-19) d. He is Better Than Joshua (4:1-13) II. The Superiority of Jesus’ Priesthood (Hebrews 4:14-7:28) a. Jesus as Sympathetic High Priest (4:14-15) b. Move from Elementary Principles to Perfection (6:1) c. Perfection is Not Through Levitical Priesthood (7:11) d. Jesus is the Perfect High Priest (7:28) III. The Superiority of Jesus’ Priestly Ministry (Hebrews 8:1-10:18) a. A Better High Priest (8:1-2) b. A Better Covenant (8:8-13) c. A Better Sanctuary (9:1-12) d. A Better Sacrifice (9:13-10:18) IV. The Superiority of Faith (Hebrews 10:19-12:29) a. Assurance Through Faith (10:19-23) b. Endurance Through Faith (10:32-36) c. Faith Described (11:1) d. Faith Exemplified (11:8-40) e. Faith Preserved (12:1-29) V. The Superiority of Christian Behavior (Hebrews 13:1-17) a. In Regard to People (13:1-9) b. In Regard to God (13:10-17)

Route 66: The Highway of Redemption from Genesis to Revelation Bell Shoals Baptist Church - Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor