Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3
The book of Hebrews is unique; its styleis distinct from that of other letters in the New Testament. Though we don't know who wrote Hebrews or exactly to whom it was written, it's clear that thebook was written to believers in Jesus who had become exhausted. They weretired of being Christians, tired ofsuffering for their faith, and tired of waiting for Jesus to come back. In theirburned-out state they were in danger of drifting in their journey with God. So the writer of Hebrews aims to encourage these believers to hold on, in God's strength, by refocusing on the author and founder of their faith—the Lord Jesus Christ.
This ""back to basics"" book outlines who Jesus is and why faith in him matters, and it focusesparticularly on Jesus as our high priestand our ""once for all"" sacrifice (Heb. 10:10-12). Hebrews also speaks to us today, reminding us of all that Jesus isand all he has done for us, encouraging us to live faithfully in times when we too may be weary and in spiritual danger.
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