Jesus in Hebrews

By Kurt Selles

May 31, 2020

Most books follow a regular pattern.

There’s generally an introduction followed by rising action, and the action reaches a climax and then moves on to a resolution. In the book of Hebrews, the writer seems to jump right to the climax. In the opening four verses of this book, we see a bold declaration about Jesus and his superiority over everything. Hebrews opens with a punch.

Following that, the rest of Hebrews shows how Jesus is superior—far superior to angels, to priests, to the old covenant (Old Testament) system of sacrifices, and more. Because of the work of Jesus, we can see that he has fulfilled all that was prophesied about him earlier in the Bible.

This month we will be exploring the book of Hebrews together. This book was written to an audience that knew the old covenant well, so we will see a number of Old Testament references as we move along through Hebrews. As we reflect on these passages, let’s ask God to show us clearly that Jesus Christ is everything we need for our lives.

Our author this month, Brian Kuyper, is the lead pastor at a church in Taber, Alberta. He has served in two congregations in southern Alberta over the past 12 years. He is married to Brenda, and they have three school-age children.

As you read the Today devotionals this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

About the author — Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles is the director of ReFrame Ministries and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to ReFrame, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

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