The Book of Hebrews: Christ Is Greater

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY JESUS REALLY CAME TO EARTH?

The Book of Hebrewstransforms our understanding of Christ from abstract theology to intimate relationship. The motivating purpose behind Jesus"very real incarnation was that he might become a "merciful and faithful high priest," who, because he had been tempted in that which He has suffered" is now empowered to "come to the aid of those who are tempted."

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Overview

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY JESUS REALLY CAME TO EARTH?

The Book of Hebrewstransforms our understanding of Christ from abstract theology to intimate relationship. The motivating purpose behind Jesus"very real incarnation was that he might become a "merciful and faithful high priest," who, because he had been tempted in that which He has suffered" is now empowered to "come to the aid of those who are tempted."

Hebrews declares Jesus 'identification which every believer as well as His personal involvement in every aspect of our lives. Hebrews offers instruction and comfort to the modern church, giving a profound glimpse into the Lord's present ministry as the High Priest who intercedes on our behalf. Hebrews presupposes that the reader is familiar with the Old Testament and deals with specifically Jewish issues, concerns, and controversies.

Steven Ger's ethnic and spiritual background as a Jewish believer in Jesus, coupled with decades of extensive study of both Christianity and Judaism, distinctively quality him to offer new perspectives to the study of Hebrews.

Learn more about the power and worth of the sacrifice Christ offered by His own death. See the total sufficiency of Christ's atonement for our sins. Be comforted by the hope that comes from an intimate relationship with the great High Priest.

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Meet the Author

STEVEN GER grew up in a Jewish family in New York and New jersey, where he was educated in both church and synagogue due to his distinctive heritage as a Jewish Christian. He is the founder and director of Sojourner Ministries, an organization dedicated to exploring the Jewish heart of Christianity with both Jews and Gentiles. This particular "wandering" Jews' faith journey has led him to the conviction that Jesus is the Messiah who was foretold in the Old testament. Steven's life is dedicated to helping people see their Messiah more clearly-through Hebrews eyes.

Steven has led eleven tours to Israel, with trips to Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Turkey and Germany. He has lectured at Dallas Theological Seminary and at Tyndale Seminary. He earned a TH,M from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steven is the author ofActs: Witnesses to the World and co-author of The Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary and lives with his wife, Adria, and their son, Jonathan Gabriel.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

       Foreword                                                                                          xi

       Introduction:Background of Hebrews                                                1


I Theological Declaration of the Supremacy of the Messiah

       Hebrews 1:1   10:18

1.    Superiority of the Messiah as Divine Revelation                              27

       Hebrews 1:1-3

2.    Angels Are the Servants of God; Jesus Is the Son of God              37

      Hebrews 1:4-14

3.   Superiority of the Messiah to Angels                                                51

      Hebrews 2:1-18

4.   Superiority of the Messiah to Moses                                                67

      Hebrews 3:1-6

5.    Concerning Disobedience and Doubt                                             75

      Hebrews 3:7   4:13

6.   Superiority of the Messiah to Aaron                                                 91

      Hebrews 4:14     5:10

7.   Concerning Spiritual Stagnation                                                       99

      Hebrews 5:11    6:20

8.   The Priesthood of Melchizedek                                                      111

      Hebrews 7:1-28

9.   Superiority of the New Covenant                                                  125

      Hebrews 8:1-13

10. Superiority of the Messiah's Priestly Service                                139

      Hebrews 9:1-10

11.  Superiority of the Messiah's sacrifice                                           151     

      Hebrews 9:11-28

12.  Sufficiency of the Messiah's Sacrifice                                          161

      Hebrews 10:1-18

II Practical Application of the Supremacy of the Messiah

      Hebrews 10:19-39

13.  Exhortation to a Lifestyle of Faith                                                  173

     Hebrews 10:19-39

14.  Evidence of the Lifestyle of Faith                                                  187

      Hebrews 11:1-40

15.  The Enduring Lifestyle of Faith                                                     203 

      Hebrews 12:1-29

16.  Concluding Exhortations                                                               219

      Hebrews 13:1-25

Appendix A: Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews                             229

Appendix B: The Theology of Hebrews                                               237

Bibliography                                                                                         251

Notes                                                                                                   253  

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