Author: Ron Graham

Christ in Hebrews

Letter to the Hebrews
—The priesthood of Christ

Lesson list for a comprehensive series of studies in Hebrews, with special attention to the high priesthood of Christ. Touch any title next to an arrow in the list below.


arrow Topical Outline of HebrewsThis outline collects together portions of the book of Hebrews under ten topics, and is linked to the study pages as an index.

arrow Expository Outline of HebrewsThis outline of the epistle to the Hebrews follows the Hebrew writer's thoughts in the exact order that he presents them.

arrow Old and New Priesthood ChartSets out four elements of concern to the Hebrew writer: the law, the priesthood, the throne, and the oath.

arrow Key Verses in Hebrewsto introduce and commend the letter, and its main idea: the authority exercised by Jesus as our great High Priest.

arrow Nine Beliefs About JesusThe Hebrew writer’s own introduction, telling us of the authority of Jesus our great High Priest.

arrow Throne, Scepter, and AnointingA lesson on Hebrews 1:8-9 about the throne, scepter, and anointing of our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God.


arrow Jesus Crowned With GloryIn this lesson, we think about the Hebrew writer's statement that Jesus Christ is "crowned with glory and honor" (Hebrews 2:9, Psalms 8:5-6).

arrow Christ AboveA second lesson in which we continue to think about Jesus "crowned with glory and honor" (Hebrews 2:9, Psalms 8:5-6). Christ is above the angels, above Moses, and equal with God

arrow A Rest for God's PeopleAfter God created the world, he rested, indicating that beyond our life in this world we can look forward to a rest with God in heaven.

arrow God’s Three OathsThe promise that beyond our life in this world we can look forward to a rest with God in heaven, is made sure by three different oaths sworn by God.

arrow Pressing On to PerfectionOn four occasions in the course of his letter, the writer to the Hebrews interrupts his teaching about Christ to exhort his hearers to grow up and get strong. He warns them about their lack of diligence and their potential to backslide.


arrow Jesus a Priest Like MelchizedekThe Hebrew writer discusses the credentials of Jesus Christ based upon a Messianic prophecy sworn as an oath by God, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek".

arrow The Perfect PriestContinuing the previous lesson about the credentials of Jesus as High Priest.

arrow Jesus the IntercessorWe are greatly blessed in having a great High Priest, one who ever lives to make intercession for us.

arrow The Intercessor’s CredentialsWe look at seven things that qualify Jesus to intercede with God on our behalf.

arrow Jesus the MediatorExplaining the meaning of Christ’s mediation of a new covenant.

arrow The Better CovenantAbout the powerful new law or covenant that Jesus mediated to mankind. Even the very promise of it long ago rendered the law (under which the old priesthood functioned) obsolete and ready to disappear.

arrow Jesus the Perfect SacrificeThe body and blood of Jesus, because he was without sin, made an offering that satisfied God once and for all.

arrow Jesus the Author and Perfecter of Our FaithJesus is an author who finishes his work. His work is our faith enduring through many trials until finally glory comes and we live happily ever after. Every day Jesus is helping this story to be finished, and we should consider how he is doing this.


arrow Disciplined by GodJesus helps us to endure chastening, to understand it and profit from it as we live in godly fear.

arrow A Great Cloud of WitnessesThe Hebrew writer helps us to focus on the quality of the faith authored and perfected by Christ. We are simply reminded of several inspiring examples of Godly men and women in Old Testament times who believed in Christ and sought eternal life.

arrow The Faith of AbrahamA continuation of the previous lesson looking especially at the faith of Abraham and his family.

arrow Giving Thanks to JesusAt the end of Hebrews, we are reminded of some of the Christian duties that those who respond to divine grace will always remember in order to show gratitude toward God.

arrow His Grace is Our StrengthA continuation of the previous lesson. In keeping Christ’s commandments faithfully, we will live a Christ-centered life and realise the benediction, "Grace be with you all, Amen.

Appended lessons

arrow Pressing on to Perfection (1988)A lesson I presented at a lectureship in 1988. The title is the same as another lesson in this series on Hebrews, however on this occasion I treated the subject differently.

arrow Lettuces (Hebrews 10:21-25)Digging around in some old sermon outlines, I found this lesson from Hebrews chapter ten. It’s called "lettuces" because the Hebrew writer makes three statements beginning with the words "Let us..."

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