I Wish Someone Would Explain Hebrews to Me

Weight 0.29 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 13.6 × 1.3 cm
ISBN 9781848710603
Binding

Paperback, eBook (ePub & Kindle), Paperback & eBook (ePub & Kindle)

format

Book

page-count

208

scripture

Hebrews

Original Pub Date

2010

Banner Pub Date

Feb 1, 2010

Book Description

Every Christian needs to understand Hebrews. If they do not, they will misunderstand the Old Testament and will also fail to fully appreciate what the Lord Jesus Christ has done, what he is doing now, and what he is going to do in the future. As a result, they will remain spiritually stunted.

Over the years, plenty of books have been written to explain Hebrews, but only a few of them have had ordinary Christians in mind. Some of them are so large and so complicated that they appear to be the last word. Experts enjoy books like these, but everybody else is left bewildered.

This book does not pretend to be ‘the last word’ but perhaps, for some, it will prove useful as ‘the first word’. Stuart Olyott explains Hebrews as clearly as the subject matter allows, keeping in mind the advice of Albert Einstein that ‘things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler’. Crystal clear explanation of the text is followed by detailed practical application. Indeed this book contains many applications, some of which are very direct.

Throughout, the aim of the author is to focus our gaze upon Christ so that we might follow him with renewed courage.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Preface ix
1 Before we begin 1
2 God has spoken—1:1-4 9
3 Teaching and warning—1:5-2:4 17
4 The man Christ Jesus is greater than the angels—2:5-18 25
5 The peril of apostasy—3:1-4:1 33
6 The promised rest—4:2-16 43
7 Christ’s high priesthood—5:1-10 49
8 A rebuke and an exhortation—5:11-6:3 55
9 A terrifying warning 6:4-8 65
10 Encouragement!—6:9-20 75
11 A high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek—7:1-28 81
12 The mediator of a better covenant—8:1-13 89
13 The priest of a better tabernacle—9:1-14 97
14 The offerer of a better sacrifice—9:14-28 105
15 Underlining and enforcing—10:1-18 115
16 What to do and why—10:19-39 123
17 Faith: defined and illustrated11:1-16 131
18 Nothing can extinguish true faith—11:17-40 139
19 Run the race—looking unto Jesus—12:1-4 147
20 Chastisement and encouragement—12:5-17 155
21 Higher privileges and greater responsibilities—12:18-29 163
22 How to live as a Christian—13:1-6 171
23 Authority and spirituality—13:7-8, 17 179
24 Concluding exhortations and benedictions—13:9-16, 18-25 185
Endnotes 193

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  1. Rochelle Causly

    A really good reference for our study group of women, wanting to grow in our understanding of scripture. We are presently in the book of Hebrews and this book has helped us in seeing the author of Hebrews’ purpose of bringing to light all the work of Christ through the Old Testament to the present. And how we can also receive & apply its message to our hearts as believers today. Thank you

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