Author: Ron Graham

Christ in Hebrews

Key Verses in Hebrews
—Showing the main idea in the letter

Our first lesson in the epistle to the Hebrews selects some key verses. Noticing these will help to introduce and commend the letter to us. So from the outset, we will be aware of the main idea in the letter, which is the authority exercised by Jesus as our great High Priest.

1 Theme Verses

The first few verses in each of the first three chapters are "nutshell" verses. They express the great theme which concerns the writer to the Hebrews.

This theme in Hebrews is that God has spoken to us through Jesus Christ his Son and our great High Priest, so we should pay attention to his message and fix our thoughts upon him.

2 The Two Natures of Christ

Hebrews 2:9

3 A Key Quote From the Old Testament

Psalms 110:4 This key prophecy, "The Lord has sworn, and will not change his mind, 'You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek'", is quoted twice in Hebrews, and is the basis of some very strong and crucial arguments.

The Hebrew writer shows how these points make the priesthood of Christ infinitely superior to the old priesthood, which had none of these advantages.

4 Steps By Which the Gospel Came to Us

Hebrews 2:1-5 These key verses develop the opening statement of the epistle, that "in these last days God has spoken to us by his Son..." (Hebrews 1:1). The Hebrew writer now describes the steps by which the gospel of Jesus Christ came to us.

It is important to understand these steps, and especially to accept that...

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