Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Book of Hebrews


This Sunday at Redeemer we're going to finish our 3-year project of preaching through the letters of Paul, emphasizing Christology (viz., getting at the Real Jesus).

On Sept. 22 I'll preach the first sermon out of Hebrews 1:1-14. We'll be in the book of Hebrews, and its high Christology, for a long time. I am so excited about this!

Today I'm studying and prepping for the Sept. 22 message. My tools are:

Here's a teaser from George Guthrie:

"The four main concepts that govern the whole of Hebrews are:

  • the term for "God" (theos), along with pronouns referring to God
  • various designations and pronominal references to God's Son, Jesus, along with his exaltation to the right hand of God
  • terms related to "the word of God"
  • references to the Christian community being addressed, used either of the book's author or hearers, or both (Guthrie, 53)
I love...  studying and preparing and as a result learning as I approach preaching...