Hebrews Outline

Hebrews

1:1-4:13        Sermon 1: Christ, the Son of God
I      1:1-4          Introduction          Our Faith, Through the Son
II     1:5-2:18    Exposition              Christ in the Cosmic Order of
.                                                                  Things
.  a       1:5-15            The Son, Above the Angels and One With God
.  b       2:1-9              The Son, Made Lower than the Angels for Our
.                                                      Need
.  c       2:10-18          The Son, Lowly and Suffering for Our Salvation
III    3:1-4:13    Hortation               Christ, Who Was Faithful
.  a       3:1-6               The Son, the Supreme Example of Faithfulness
.  b       3:7-19             A Caution Against Faithlessness by Past
.                                                    Example
.  c       4:1-11             A Promise of Rest for Those Who Are Faithful
IV    4:12-13     Conclusion             Be Diligent, because you Can’t Hide
.                                                                           From God

4:14-6:12        Sermon 2: Christ, the Great High Priest
I      4:14-16        Introduction       See our High Priest; Let Us Draw
.                                                                       Near
II     5:1-10          Exposition           Christ Appoint A High Priest
.  a       5:1-4              The Calling of Earthly Priests
.  b      5:5-10             The Calling of Christ to Priesthood
III    5:11-6:12     Hortation            The Stagnant Listeners
.  a      5:11-14            The Current Problem of the Listeners
.  b      6:1-8                A Potential Problem of the Listeners
IV    6:9-12          Conclusion          See our Potential; Let Us Strive
.                                                                        Towards It

6:13-10:29     Sermon 3: Christ, the Eternal Priest
I     6:13-29        Introduction         God Fulfills His Promises
II    7:1-10:18     Exposition            Christ’s Superior Priestly Ministry
.  a     7:1-10             The Superiority of Melchizadek, the Priest
.  b     7:11-28           The Superiority of Christ, Our High Priest
.  c     8:1-6                The Superiority of Christ’s Ministry in Heaven
.  d     8:7-13             The Superiority of the New Covenant
.  e     9:1-28             The Superiority of Heavenly Service
.  f      10:1-18           The Superiority of Christ’s Sacrifice
III   10:19-39      Hortation              Endure, and Receive God’s
.                                                                               Promise
.  a     10:19-25         Hold Fast to the Confession of Christ
.  b     10:26-31         The Punishment of Sinners
.  c     10:32-39         Hold Fast to God’s Promise

11:1-12:29     Sermon 4: Christ, and Faith in God
I     11:1-3            Introduction        Faith as the Basis for All
II    11:4-12:2      Exposition            Examples of Faith in the Old
.                                                                         Testament
.  a      11:4-7              Faith of the First People
.  b     11:9-12             Faith of Abraham
.  c      11:13-16         The Hope of the Faithful
.  a      11:17-22          Faith of the Patriarchs
.  b      11:23-29         Faith of Moses
.  c      11:30-40         The Victory of the Faithful
.  d     12:1-2              Faith of Jesus
III   12:3-24          Hortation             Follow Yourselves these Examples
.                                                                            of Faith
.  a      12:3-11            Endure God’s Discipline
.  b      12:12-17          Live Well
.  c      12:18-24          You Haven’t Yet Reached the Goal
IV   12:25-29        Conclusion         Serve God with Reverence and Fear

13:1-25           Concluding Notes
.  a     13:1-3                  Practice Brotherly Lovingkindness
.  b    13:4-6                  Keep Your Conduct Honourable
.  c    13:7-15                Stick to Faith in Christ’s Work
.  a    13:16                    Do Good and Share
.  b    13:17                    Submit Joyfully
.  c    13:18-19              Pray for Us
.  d    13:20-25              Go Forth in Christ!

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