Hebrews for Today The Challenge of Making Hebrews

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Hebrews for Today The Challenge of Making Hebrews Practical in the 21 st Century

Hebrews for Today The Challenge of Making Hebrews Practical in the 21 st Century

“This book is really hard and complicated” The Student’s Viewpoint

“This book is really hard and complicated” The Student’s Viewpoint

TOUGH STUFF! • It uses the O. T. in a difficult way, unlike any

TOUGH STUFF! • It uses the O. T. in a difficult way, unlike any other book in the N. T. • It doesn’t outline easily. • It is very difficult to trace out the argument. • It is full of typology. • We aren’t sure who wrote it, when it was written, or who received it

“This book is really Hebrews demands hard and simplicity. complicated” The Student’s Viewpoint

“This book is really Hebrews demands hard and simplicity. complicated” The Student’s Viewpoint

We must tie “I have no idea Hebrews to what this book contemporary means

We must tie “I have no idea Hebrews to what this book contemporary means to me” problems. The Student’s Viewpoint

“No one talks much Be practical and about what you will Hebrews means be

“No one talks much Be practical and about what you will Hebrews means be heard. today” The Student’s Viewpoint

 • Step one: don’t narrow Hebrews’ focus. • Step two: introduce discouragement as

• Step one: don’t narrow Hebrews’ focus. • Step two: introduce discouragement as the unifying theme. • Stepthree: re-outline getcha a Roman the book numeral letter thing-bob so yew using the discouragement theme look real smart.

Discouraged? I. Listen to Jesus, 1: 5 -2: 4 II. Keep an open heart,

Discouraged? I. Listen to Jesus, 1: 5 -2: 4 II. Keep an open heart, 2: 5 -4: 13 III. Grow up and appreciate Jesus your High Priest, 4: 14 -6: 8 IV. Remember God keeps His promises, 6: 9 -10: 39 V. Learn from the example of others who were faithful, 11: 1 -12: 29

 • Step one: don’t narrow Hebrews’ focus. • Step two: introduce discouragement as

• Step one: don’t narrow Hebrews’ focus. • Step two: introduce discouragement as the unifying theme. • Step three: re-outline the book using the discouragement theme • Step four: keep the main thing.

Hebrews for Today The Challenge of Making Hebrews Practical in the 21 st Century

Hebrews for Today The Challenge of Making Hebrews Practical in the 21 st Century