Peninsula Bible Church Forum Class, with Lambert Dolphin, Palo Alto, California
4/19/2002 - 7/14/2002
Files are in MP3 format.

"Without this epistle in our bibles today, the people of God would be greatly impoverished. Modern readers may lack the Jewish background which the original recipients possessed, Yet the letter forces all Christians of any age to face certain issues.

Do we believe that Jesus is God the son, infinitely higher than any angel, who is both the creator of all things and the final arbiter of all human events?

Are we trusting in his death on the cross and his subsequent bodily resurrection as the full and complete ground of our salvation, or are we still looking to some act by us or some ritual or sacrament performed for us to bring us safely to heaven?

Do we habitually turn to Jesus as our great high priest, to find inner strengthening to face pressures, resist temptations, conquer guilt, or achieve self-control in daily situations? Are we permitting our cultural context to lure us into practices or deeds that are inconsistent with the new life we have been given in Christ?

Do we count it a high privilege to take up our cross daily and glory in bearing his reproach in the midst of a confused and immoral world? Is the expectation of the return of Jesus as king over the whole earth a bright and shining reality to us, frequently renewing our vision and outlook?

Do we recognize the loving hand of god upon us in the midst of hardships, disappointments and trials, as strengthening us and also giving us opportunity to display his character to those who are near us." (Ray C. Stedman)

Recommended reading: Ray Stedman's series:

Expository Studies in Hebrews and

Hebrews: The New Testament Commentary Series (IVP)

1. Hebrews 1:1-4

2. Hebrews 1:5-1:14

3. Hebrews 2:1-18

4. Hebrews 3:1-4:13

5. Hebrews 4:14-5:11

6. Hebrews 5:11-6:20

7. Hebrews 7

8. Hebrews 8

9. Hebrews 9

10. Hebrews 10

11. Hebrews 11

12. Hebrews 12-13

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