Table of Contents

 

Introduction

DATE

WRITER

RECIPIENTS

PROVENANCE

GENRE

PURPOSE

THEME

STYLE

CHARACTERISTICS

OUTLINE

MESSAGE

Exposition

I. The culminating revelation of God chs. 12

A. The Agent of God's Final Revelation 1:1-4

B. The Superiority of God's Son 1:5-14

C. The Danger of Negligence (The First Warning) 2:1-4

D. The Humiliation and Glory of God's Son 2:5-9

E. The Son's Solidarity with Humanity 2:10-18

II. The High Priestly Character of the Son 3:15:10

A. The Faithfulness of the Son 3:1-6

B. The Danger of Disbelief (The Second Warning) 3:7-19

C. The Possibility of Rest for God's People 4:1-14

D. The Compassion of the Son 4:155:10

III. The High Priestly Office of the Son 5:1110:39

A. The Danger of Immaturity (The Third Warning) 5:116:12

1. The readers' condition 5:11-14

2. The needed remedy 6:1-3

3. The dreadful alternative 6:4-8

4. The encouraging prospect 6:9-12

B. The Basis for Confidence and Steadfastness 6:13-20

C. The Son's High Priestly Ministry 7:110:18

1. The person of our high priest ch. 7

The significance of Melchizedek 7:1-10

The particulars of Melchizedek's significance 7:1-3

The exposition of Melchizedek's significance 7:4-10

The superior priesthood of Jesus 7:11-25

The imperfection of the Levitical priesthood and the Mosaic Law 7:11-14

The need for a better replacement 7:15-19

The inviolability of God's oath 7:20-22

The mortality of the Levitical priests 7:23-25

The summary conclusion concerning Christ's superiority as a person 7:26-28

2. The work of our high priest chs. 89

The new ministry and covenant ch. 8

Christ's better ministry 8:1-5

The better covenant 8:6-13

The heavenly sanctuary 9:1-10

The final purging of sin 9:11-28

The superior priestly ministry 9:11-15

The superior sacrifice for sin 9:16-28

3. The accomplishment of our high priest 10:1-18

D. The Danger of Willful Sinning (The Fourth Warning) 10:19-39

1. The threefold admonition 10:19-25

2. The warning of judgment 10:26-31

3. The encouragement to persevere 10:32-39

IV. THE PROPER RESPONSE 11:112:13

A. Perseverance in Faith ch. 11

1. Faith in the Antediluvian Era 11:1-7

2. Faith in the Patriarchal Era 11:8-22

3. Faith in the Mosaic Era 11:23-31

4. Faith in subsequent eras 11:32-40

B. Demonstrating Necessary Endurance 12:1-13

1. The example of Jesus 12:1-3

2. The proper view of trials 12:4-11

3. The need for greater strength 12:12-13

V. Life in a Hostile World 12:1413:25

A. The Danger of Unresponsiveness (the Fifth Warning) 12:14-29

1. The goal of peace 12:14-17

2. The superiority of the New Covenant 12:18-24

3. The consequences of apostasy 12:25-29

B. Life within the Church ch. 13

1. Pastoral reminders 13:1-21

Instructions regarding morality 13:1-6

Instructions regarding religious duties 13:7-19

Doxology 13:20-21

2. Personal Explanations 13:22-25

Appendix

Bibliography