Why Hebrews?

Hebrews helps us understand the overall story of the Bible — Old Testament to New Testament, the entire scope of redemptive history, how it all led to Christ, and how Christ fulfilled it all.

Christ’s work is the crescendo of God’s work on earth. That’s sort of the heartbeat of this book. If you’re always pondering the question of how the Old Testament and the New Testament relate, you’re going to love studying Hebrews.

Hebrews magnifies Christ like few other books. Every book in the Bible magnifies Christ, but some books do it in such a way that there is a certain amount of clarity, beauty, and wonder you get about Jesus in that book. Hebrews is one of those books. When you read it, you are quickly aware that the author loves Jesus Christ. He thinks he’s amazing, magnificent, extraordinary and the crescendo of all that God does to redeem us.

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The Book of Hebrews
Introduction

Dr. Mike Kruger introduces his students to the book of Hebrews and walks them through an outline of the book.

God's Final Word is Jesus
Lesson 1

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 1:1-3 and shares how and in whom God has revealed Himself to us.

Christ Is Superior
to the Angels
Lesson 2

Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 1:4‐14 and Christ's superiority compared to angels.

Pay Attention!
Lesson 3

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 2:1-4 and its warning not to drift away from the message of salvation.

The Ultimate Human Being
Lesson 4

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 2:5‐13 and God's purpose for human beings and implications.

Our Great High Priest
Lesson 5

Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 2:14‐18 and how Jesus represents us as the high priest.

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus
Lesson 6

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 3:1‐6 and the importance of where our gaze is fixed.

A Warning Against Unbelief
Lesson 7

Rev. Dave Latham addresses Hebrews 3:7-19 and what it states about doubt and unbelief.

Jesus Offers a Better "Rest" than Joshua
Lesson 8

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 4:1‐11 and God's definition of "rest."

The Power of God’s Word
Lesson 9

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 4:12‐13 and the reasons God's word is powerful.

Our Great High Priest
Lesson 10

Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 4:14‐16 and Christ's role as the high priest.

The Qualifications of the High Priest
Lesson 11

Dr. Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 5:1‐10 and Jesus's model for ministry.

Warnings Against Apostasy I
Lesson 12

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 5:11‐6:3 and introduces apostasy.

Warnings Against Apostasy II
Lesson 13

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 6:4‐12 and continues with apostasy and the response of believers.

Anchor for Our Soul
Lesson 14

Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 6:13‐20 and why we can trust in God's promises.

Jesus and Melchizedek
Lesson 15

Dr. Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 7:1‐10 and the comparisons of Jesus and Melchizedek.

Jesus Our Superior High Priest
Lesson 16

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 7:11‐28 and why Jesus's priesthood is superior.

Why is the Priesthood of Jesus So Much Better?
Lesson 17

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 8:1-6 and how Jesus's priesthood ushers in the New Covenant.

The New Covenant
Lesson 18

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 8:6-13 and understanding the New Covenant.

The Limitations of Old Covenant Worship
Lesson 19

Dr. Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 9:1-10 and the differences of worship from the Old to the New Covenant.

The Blood of Christ
Lesson 20

Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 9:11-22 and why Christ's bloodshed was required.

Our Only Hope
Lesson 21

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 9:23-28 and our hope, Jesus.

Christ Our Better Sacrifice
Lesson 22

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 10:1-18 and comparisons between the sacrificial systems after Christ.

Draw Near!
Lesson 23

Dr. Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 10:19-25 and the significance of drawing near to God.

Warnings against Apostasy (Again)
Lesson 24

Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 10:26-31 and again discusses the signs of apostasy.

The Cure for Apostasy
Lesson 25

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 10:32-39 and what a life of faith requires and reflects.

The Hall of Faith I
Lesson 26

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 11:1-7 and the definition of and lessons about faith.

The Hall of Faith II
Lesson 27

Rev. Dave Latham teaches on Hebrews 11:8-22 and the example of Abraham’s faith in God.

The Hall of Faith III
Lesson 28

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 11:23-29 and outlines some of the characteristics of true faith.

The Great Race
Lesson 29

Dr. Mike Kruger talks through Hebrews 12:1-2 and the great race that is the Christian life.

God's Loving Discipline
Lesson 30

Dr. Mike Kruger teaches on Hebrews 12:4-17 and helps us to understand how God lovingly disciplines his children.

A Tale of Two Mountains
Lesson 31

Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 12:18-29 and how Mt. Sinai and Mt. Zion represent the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.

Concluding Applications I
Lesson 32

Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 13:1-6 and begins to apply what the book of Hebrews teaches about holiness.

Concluding Applications II
Lesson 33

Dr. Mike Kruger examines Hebrews 13:7-25 and concludes the Hebrews Bible study with practical applications for the Christian life.

About Dr. Michael J. Kruger

Michael J. Kruger is president of Reformed Theological Seminary’s Charlotte, North Carolina, campus, where he also serves as professor of New Testament.

He is the author of Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (IVP Academic, 2018) and Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books (Crossway, 2012). He blogs regularly at Canon Fodder.