The Book of Hebrews

Explore the background and message of the Book of Hebrews and consider how the book still encourages Christians today.

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About this Lesson Series

Instructor: Multiple Instructors-HEB
Discipline: New Testament
Course Group: General Epistles
Download: Course Materials, Academic Packets

Hebrews is one of the most challenging books in the New Testament. Many of its topics and themes are difficult to understand, and it tends to approach them differently than other New Testament books do. But it helps when we recognize that the original audience was facing persecution and that they were tempted to turn away from Christ. That's why the author of Hebrews placed his emphasis on standing strong in the faith, and it's why this book is one of the most valuable and encouraging to Christians in every age.

Series Goals:

  • Introduce viewers to the background and primary message of the book of Hebrews.
  • Summarize the structure, content, original meaning and modern application of the book of Hebrews.
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    The Book of Hebrews: The Background and Purpose of Hebrews

    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.

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    The Book of Hebrews: Content and Structure

    Explores the rhetorical tools the author of Hebrews used to exhort his original audience to remain faithful to Jesus, and explains how the author wove recurring elements into persuasive presentations.