8 October 2018 - 1 March 2024
The Book of Hebrews was addressed to first generation Jewish believers who for various reasons were shaky in their faith. The author aims to shore up that faith by deeper instruction, strong exhortation and severe warnings against throwing their faith overboard. What makes this epistle so pertinent for us today are some of their issues which in principle still hang around today. They had an inadequate appreciation of the magnitude of the Person and Work of Christ, they were spiritually sluggish, spiritually regressing and dull of hearing the Word of God, they were somewhat lax about sin and suffering from battle fatigue. No wonder it still speaks to us.