Hebrews      

    Extended Outline    

I.        Introduction (1:1-4)

A.      The Son of God (1:1-3)

B.      Link (1:4)

II.      The Superiority Jesus (1:5‑2:18)

A.      Jesus is Superior to the angels (1:5-14)

1.     Called the Son (1:5)

2.     Is worshipped (1:6)

3.     God’s view of angels: Temporal servants (1:7)

4.     God’s view of Jesus:   Eternal God (1:8-9)

5.     Acts as God (1:10-13)

6.     Link to 3 (1:14)

B.      Exhortation - pay close attention (2:1-4)

C.      Jesus shares in our humanity (2:5-18)

1.     World to come subject to man not angels (2:5)

2.             Humanity’s exultation (2:6-9a)

3.                     Jesus is like us (2:9b)

4.                             Perfected through suffering (2:10)

5.                     Jesus is our brother (2:11-13)

6.             Humanity’s freedom from death (2:14-15)

7.      Jesus becomes one of Abraham’s descendants not an angel (2:16)

D.      Link (2:17-18)

 

III.    Jesus the High Priest (3:1-5:10)

A.       A Faithful High Priest (3:1‑4:13)

1.     Jesus is faithful (Greater Than Moses) (3:1-6)

a)       Faithful to God’s house (3:1-6a)

b)      Link We are God’s house (3:6b)

B.      Exhortation – We must be faithful (3:7-4:13)

1.     Avoid Past Mistakes (3:7-19)

a)       OT citation (3:7-11)

b)       Instead encourage one another (3:12-15)

c)        Example the followers of Moses (3:16-18)

d)       Link (3:19)

2.     The Rest of God (4:1-11)

a)       Exhortation to enter (4:1)

b)       Contrast with Wilderness Generation (4:2-6)

c)        God’s rest still open (4:7-10)

d)       Exhortation to enter (4:11)

3.     Heed the warning God sees all (4:12-13)   

C.      A Compassionate High Priest (4:14‑5:9)

1.     Jesus has experienced human weakness (4:14-16)

2.     Example of other high priest (5:1-4)

3.     Jesus fulfills the example (5:5-9)

a)       Appointed by God  (5:5-6)

b)       His life among us (5:7-9)

4.     Link – just like Melchizedek   (5:10)

 

IV.    The Great Work of Jesus (5:11-10:39)

A.      Preliminary Exhortation (5:11‑6:20)

1.     You are still infants (5:11-14)

2.     Go on to Maturity (6:1-3)

3.     Impossible to renew (6:4-6)

4.     Analogy – Good and bad land (6:7-8)

5.     Confidence in past work (6:9-12)

6.     God is trustworthy (6:13-19a)

7.     Link (6:19b-20)

B.      A Better Priesthood (7:1‑28)

1.     Melchizedek – background (7:1-3)

2.     Melchizedek – greater than Levi (7:4-10)

3.     Another Priest is needed (7:11-14)

4.     The qualifications of Jesus (7:15-27)

a)       Indestructible Life (7:15-19)

b)       Oath (7:20-22)

c)        Lives forever (7:23-24)

5.     Conclusion – A perfect sacrifice (7:25-26)

6.     Link – the work of Priests (7:27-8)

C.      A Better Offering (8:1‑9:28)

1.     Intro: A New High Priest (8:1-2)

2.             The OT Priesthood a shadow of thing to come (8:3-6)

a)        A shadow of a new Covenant to come (8:7-13)

3.                     The old Covenant (9:1-7)

a)       The earthly sanctuary (9:1-5)

b)       The earthly offering (9:6-7)

4.                             Way not yet disclosed (9:8)

5.                                     Old covenant external (9:9-10)

6.                                             The True offering (9:11-12)  **** Center of Letter

7.                                     New Covenant internal (9:13-14)

8.                             Christ the mediator of the new covenant (9:15)

9.                     The Old Covenant ratified with Blood (9:16-22)

10.                    Christ fulfills what was for shadowed (9:23-26)

11.            Link (9:27-28)

D.      A Better Result (10:1‑18)

1.     The Old Covenant could not save (10:1-4)

2.     Christ established a New Covenant (10:5-10)

3.     An eternal Result (10:11-14)

4.     Confirmed by the Holy Spirit (10:15-18)

E.       Closing Exhortation (10:19-39)

1.     Our new status (10:19-21)

2.     Draw near to God (10:22-25)

3.     Keep sinning no sacrifice (10:26-27)

4.     Analogy – Breaking the Laws of Moses (10:28-31)

5.     Confidence in past suffering (10:32-35)

6.     God is trustworthy (10:36-37)

7.     Link (10:38-9)

 

V.      Accessing the Work (11:1-12:13)

A.      The Means – Faith (11:1-40)

1.     A definition of Faith (11:1-3)

2.     Faith to Abraham (11:4-19)

3.     Faith to Moses (11:20-28)

4.     Faith of the Exodus (11:29-31)

5.     Faith – Ongoing (11:32-38)

6.     Link (11:39-40)

B.      The Method – Look to Jesus (12:1-13)

1.     Looking to Jesus (12:1-3)

2.     Persevere through hardship (12:4-11)

a)       See hardship as discipline (12:4-6)

b)       Discipline a sign of Sonship (12:7-9)

c)        Discipline produces holiness (12:10-11)

3.     Link (12:12-13)

 

VI.    Make Straight Paths (12:14-13:18)

A.      Seek God (12:14-28)

1.     Live in Peace & Holiness (12:15-17)

2.     We don’t approach God in fear (12:18-21)

3.     We approach God in Joy (12:22-24)

4.     Do not forsake God (12:25-27)

5.     Worship God (12:28) 

B.      Exhortation:  Live in Love for one another (13:1-6)

1.     Dealings with others (13:1-3)

2.     Honor marriage (13:4)

3.     Be content - avoid Greed (13:5)

4.     The Lord is with us (13:6)

C.      Final Plea (13:7-17)

1.     Remember Leaders and their teachings (13:7-8)

2.             Avoid strange teachers (13:9-10)

3.                     The High Priest Offered Blood (13:11)

4.                             Jesus offered outside the city (13:12)

5.                                     Leave the camp (13:13)

6.                             Look to the eternal city (13:14)

7.                     Through Jesus, we offer God praise (13:15)

8.             Serve others (13:16)

9.     Obey Leaders (13:17)

D.      Pray for us (13:18-19)

 

VII.  Conclusion (13:20-21)

A.      Closing benediction (13:20-21)

 

VIII.            Final words (13:22-25)

 

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