Hebrews was written for people like us—struggling Christians seeking to know God better. The ancient communities who received this letter faced temptation, suffering, and doubt. Understanding God’s message for them helps us embrace what God is saying to his church today.
In Hebrews: How Jesus Speaks into Everything, John D. Barry guides you through this letter with practical insights and helpful questions. Perfect for studying with a group or with just your favorite Bible, this Bible study will draw you closer to the gospel.
The Not Your Average Bible Study series combines a deep understanding of the biblical text with real-world application that is relevant to our lives today. Drawn from Bible Study Magazine, each volume in this series guides you step-by-step through Scripture, helping you discover powerful insights as you move through the text, digging into the Bible on a whole new level. With discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study, you’ll see how easy it is to apply these lessons to your everyday life. This is not your average Bible study.
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“Those who ‘fall away’ are metaphorically ‘crucifying the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt’ (4:6). They are making a mockery of Him like those who physically crucified Him. They know the truth and yet have turned away—so they are in league with the forces working against God. You are on God’s team or playing for the enemy.” (Page 75)
“You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood as you struggle against sin” (Page 139)
“Our relationship with a God who is opposed to destruction, chaos and sin will always involve us opposing the same things” (Page 151)
“However, the new covenant no longer relies on the people, now that God is the guarantor” (Page 104)
“We will learn what faith is, how to have it, and where to place it.” (Page 119)
John D. Barry is the CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy, a non-profit dedicated to creating jobs and churches in the developing world. He also serves as a missionary with Resurrect Church Movement, the domestic division of Jesus' Economy dedicated to equipping U.S. churches to alleviate poverty and plant churches. John is the editor of Lexham Bible Dictionary and has authored or edited over 30 books, including The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah, Cutting Ties with Darkness, and the daily devotional Connect the Testaments. John formerly served as founding publisher of Lexham Press and is the former editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine. John speaks internationally on engaging the Bible, poverty, and spreading the gospel.