– Doctrinal: The Superiority of Christ and His Priesthood Hebrews 1:1 – 10:18
– Christ is Superior to the Prophets: the Glories of the Son of God Hebrews 1:1-4
– Christ is Superior to the Angels: as Son of God and Son of Man Hebrews 1:5 – 2:18
– Christ is Superior to Moses: the House of God Hebrews 3:1-6
– (The Folly of Unbelief: Christ is Superior to Joshua) Hebrews 3:7 – 4:13
– Christ is Superior to Aaron: the Melchizedek Priesthood Hebrews 4:14 – 7:28
– Christ is Superior to the Entire Jewish System: Two Covenants Hebrews 8 – 10:18
– Practical: The Results of Christ’s Superiority in the Believer’s Life Hebrews 10:19 – 13:17
– Exhortations Concerning Access into the Holiest Hebrews 10:19-31
– Exhortation to Endure Persecution Hebrews 10:32-39
– The Life of Faith: a Great Cloud of Witnesses Hebrews 11
– Exhortation to Endure Chastening Hebrews 12
– Exhortations for Christian Living Hebrews 13:1-17
– Concluding Instructions Hebrews 13:18-25
The Book of Hebrews was written to professing Jews, that had embraced Jesus as their Messiah. But there was a danger that some of them might “fall back”, and come to the wrong conclusion, that Jesus was not the true Messiah. They had been exposed to the highest truth (the Person of Christ), and they were in danger of apostasy. In this epistle God is striving with them to see that Jesus was not only David’s son, but David’s lord (Matt. 22). God insists that we recognize not only Christ’s messianic title (humanity, Son of David), but His intrinsic deity (Godhood, Son of God). “If ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).