BIBLICAL CONCEPT: Hebrews Highlights
1. The name "Hebrew”means "to pass over" (Gen. 14:13).
2. The Son: superior to angels (1:4-14), but lower for a little while (2:5-18). The humility of God.
3. Six warning contexts about faith, hearing, and application: 2:1-4; 3:7-19; 4:1-16; 5:11-6:20; 10:19-39; 12:18-29.
4. The Son: superior to Hebrew (i.e. religious) things: Moses (3:16), Levitical Priests (5:1-I0), Abraham (7:4-7), and Old Covenant (8:6-10:18).
5. Verses (concepts) to remember:
The Son is God: superior as God.
2:1, CWL (Christian Way of Life): attention or drifting.
2:4, Signs, wonders, and miracles for the first generation.
2:5, Human history: subject to angels.
2:11, Brother's of Christ before the Father.
2:18, CWL: Temptation aid.
3:6b, Christians: Hopeful or homeless.
3:7-11, The example of the wilderness generation: A spiritual heart attack.
3:7-8, Hearing prevents hardening and spiritual heart attack .
3:10, Exodus Generation: Fearful complainers - Ex. 13:17; 14:10-15; 14:31; 15:24; 16:2, 7, 12; Nu. 14:1-10, 24.
4:1-16, Warning: hearing + faith = rest.
4:1, CWL Disaster: Short of rest. The relationship between fear and rest.
4:12-13, A warning related to obedience: God's omniscience.
4:12, The scriptures: God Reveals the Inner Man.
4:13, Omniscience and Accountability.
4:14-16, Christ + holding fast = confidence and help.
4:16, Faithful confidence activates grace help.
5:11-14, The relationship between spiritual hearing and spiritual maturity.
6:10a, CWL works: unforgettable to God.
7:25, Eternal security.
10:29, Judgment worse than death: wasted eternal reward.
10:32, The good old days: enlightened suffering.
10:35-39, Confidence, endurance, and faith = eternal reward.
10:35, Spiritual speaking = mega reward.
10:36, Accurate endurance and eternal reward.
11:1, Faith: vision for eternity.
11:3, Faith understands creation.
11:4, Faith speaks over death.
11:8, Faith over place.
11:9, Faith over comfort: camping.
11:13, Faith, eternal perspective and patience.
11:23, Opposites: faith and fear.
11:24-26, Faith = eternal riches and reward.
11:27b, Faith: seeing the unseen.
12:3b, The living lost.
12:4, Resist: strive against the sin of CWL unbelief
12:6a, Love = discipline.
12:14, Pursue the salvation of others.
12:15, Grace or bitterness and defilement.
12:28a, Gracious because of our eternal status.
12:28b, Saved to serve.
12:29, Warning: fear God cf. 10:30-31.
13:5a, Money: a matter of character.
13:5b, Money: a matter of contentment.
13:9, Strange doctrine: foods (religion) instead of grace.
13:9a, The delusion of religion.
13:9b, Heart food: grace not religion.
13:9c, Strange doctrine (9a) = no benefit.
13:9a,c; Carried away and occupied by religion.
13:16b, Impact God with spiritual sacrifices.
13:17c, The joy of authority orientation.
13:20, The peace through the death, the blood, and the covenant.
13:21c, Glory for the Superior Son.
13:25, A hopeful conclusion: grace for all.