“It’s all about Jesus,” goes the Christian cliché, and rightly so. Paul put it this way, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him” (Col. 1:16). Nothing here is left out, in case you were wondering. It’s more than a cliché.
All of Scripture agrees. No surprise, right? Jesus said to the spiritual teachers of His day, “You search the Scripture because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” (Jn. 5:39). When teaching two men about the meaning of His crucifixion, Luke recounts that Jesus “interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself,” beginning with Moses and ending with Malachi (Lk. 24:27). That’s the entire Old Testament. Not only is all creation by Him, through Him, and for Him, but all of Scripture is about Him.
This is particularly true of the book of Hebrews. From the first chapter to the last, it is all about Jesus. The author speaks of the absolute superiority of the Son of God to everything that has gone before. It is like an exposition of all Scripture.
In this study guide, we move sequentially through the entire book of Hebrews, touching on critical passages in order to grasp the superiority of Christ as the author portrays Him. The lessons are based on sermons preached by Nathan Lino, pastor of Northeast Houston Baptist Church, and originally written for the church’s adult small group ministries. I co-authored the guide with Katie Van Dyke and Laura Jackson.