The epistle to the “Hebrews” was written early on to formerly Jewish converts to Christianity. God’s goal was to show the Jews that the promised Messiah in the Old Testament had to suffer and die, and that Jesus of Nazareth was The Man of whom all the Messianic prophecies spoke.
As we go through some fabulous excerpts in Hebrews, we’ll see the focus on JESUS CHRIST as the perfect reflection of God’s heart, the supreme sacrifice, the mediator of a better covenant to Israel (and the high priest thereof), the ultimate example of faith, and the one who will help us stand for God amidst the trials of life.
The epistle to the Hebrews begins and ends with Jesus Christ, the Captain of our salvation. He is the one we follow to achieve maturity through faith-full obedience to the will of God no matter the circumstances or the cost. That is the theme of this teaching.
Jesus Christ is The Man, the Lover of our souls, our Player/Coach, our Mentor in the art of faith, and our CAPTAIN. He is the Lord of our past, our present, and our future. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.