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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Women's Bible Study
The Book of Hebrews
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
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
Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 1:4‐14 and Christ's superiority compared to angels.
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 2:1-4 and its warning not to drift away from the message of salvation.
The Ultimate Human Being
Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 2:5‐13 and God's purpose for human beings and implications.
Our Great High Priest
Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 2:14‐18 and how Jesus represents us as the high priest.
Fix Your Eyes on Jesus
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 3:1‐6 and the importance of where our gaze is fixed.
A Warning Against Unbelief
Rev. Dave Latham addresses Hebrews 3:7-19 and what it states about doubt and unbelief.
Jesus Offers a Better "Rest" than Joshua
Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 4:1‐11 and God's definition of "rest."
The Power of God’s Word
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 4:12‐13 and the reasons God's word is powerful.
Our Great High Priest
Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 4:14‐16 and Christ's role as the high priest.
The Qualifications of the High Priest
Dr. Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 5:1‐10 and Jesus's model for ministry.
Warnings Against Apostasy I
Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 5:11‐6:3 and introduces apostasy.
Warnings Against Apostasy II
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 6:4‐12 and continues with apostasy and the response of believers.
Anchor for Our Soul
Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 6:13‐20 and why we can trust in God's promises.
Jesus and Melchizedek
Dr. Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 7:1‐10 and the comparisons of Jesus and Melchizedek.
Jesus Our Superior High Priest
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 7:11‐28 and why Jesus's priesthood is superior.
Why is the Priesthood of Jesus So Much Better?
Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 8:1-6 and how Jesus's priesthood ushers in the New Covenant.
The New Covenant
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 8:6-13 and understanding the New Covenant.
The Limitations of Old Covenant Worship
Dr. Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 9:1-10 and the differences of worship from the Old to the New Covenant.
The Blood of Christ
Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 9:11-22 and why Christ's bloodshed was required.
Our Only Hope
Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 9:23-28 and our hope, Jesus.
Christ Our Better Sacrifice
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 10:1-18 and comparisons between the sacrificial systems after Christ.
Dr. Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 10:19-25 and the significance of drawing near to God.
Warnings against Apostasy (Again)
Dr. Mike Kruger reviews Hebrews 10:26-31 and again discusses the signs of apostasy.
The Cure for Apostasy
Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 10:32-39 and what a life of faith requires and reflects.
The Hall of Faith I
Dr. Mike Kruger speaks on Hebrews 11:1-7 and the definition of and lessons about faith.
The Hall of Faith II
Rev. Dave Latham teaches on Hebrews 11:8-22 and the example of Abraham’s faith in God.
The Hall of Faith III
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 11:23-29 and outlines some of the characteristics of true faith.
The Great Race
Dr. Mike Kruger talks through Hebrews 12:1-2 and the great race that is the Christian life.
God's Loving Discipline
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
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
Dr. Mike Kruger discusses Hebrews 13:1-6 and begins to apply what the book of Hebrews teaches about holiness.
Concluding Applications II
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.