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Disciple Lessons from Hebrews
A 214-page Bible study in 13 lessons

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson


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The Letter to the Hebrews is an amazing book -- nothing like anything you see in the rest of the New Testament.

  • In some places it soars. The "Hall of Faith" of Hebrews 11, for example, recites the faith of the patriarchs in terms that always lifts me up and inspires me.
  • In other places it's downright difficult. Several verses are frankly hard to understand clearly, but intriguing nonetheless.
  • Here and there you'll find stern warnings and exhortations. How should we take them?
  • Occasionally you almost need hip-boots to wade through the various tabernacle sacrificial rituals from the book of Leviticus. But if you take the time to understand what is being said, you'll be staggered by the implications.
  • It's filled with high-grade nuggets of Christian truth that will stay with you all your life!

Hebrews is certainly a book for disciples. It stirs our faith and nips at our heels when we get lazy in our walk. It helps us see Jesus in a new way. And it enables us to understand the role of suffering to discipline and train us up as Jesus' disciples. Though Hebrews discusses at length Old Testament themes of sacrifice, forgiveness, and Israel's high priest, it isn't about these things. Ultimately, the Letter to Hebrews is a lens that focuses all our attention of Jesus Christ -- who he is in both his humanity and divinity, and what he has done for us now and forever.

Here's the outline:

Introduction to Hebrews

  1. Jesus, the Father's Own Son (Hebrews 1:1-2:4)
  2. Jesus, Who Tastes Death for Everyone (2:5-18)
  3. Jesus, the Giver of Rest (3:1-4:13)
  4. Jesus, Our Sympathetic High Priest (4:14-5:10)
  5. Warnings Against Apostasy (5:11-6:12)
  6. Jesus, Our High Priest Forever (6:13-7:28)
  7. Jesus, Mediator of a Better Covenant (8:1-9:12)
  8. Jesus, Our Willing Sacrifice (9:13-10:18)
  9. Let Us Draw Near: Confidence of Faith (10:19-39)
  10. Let Us Believe: Nature of Faith (11:1-6, 11)
  11. Let Us Trust: Perspective of Faith (11:7-12:2)
  12. Let Us Endure: Perseverance of Faith (12:3-29)
  13. Let Us Love: Workings of Faith and Epilogue (13:1-25)

Here's a detailed outline.

Disciple Lessons from Hebrews takes its place in the highly-acclaimed JesusWalk® Bible Study Series. Here's what people are saying about this series:

"Biblical, Spirit-filled, and pragmatic... Unites Christian doctrine with application to our daily lives." -- Bob Sutton

"A conversational style that is easy to read.  He speaks in the warm style of a favorite teacher." -- Stephen Cram

"Stimulates your thinking, challenges your mind while being easy to understand." -- John Luis Jr.

"Spiritually nourishing. I am planning to teach the lessons in my own Bible Study group." -- Edgar Caina


Order the book. It will enrich your thoughts, your prayers, your worship, and your life -- as well as provide a rich study for your class or small group, or the basis of a sermon series.
Lesson Handouts for Group Participants (may be reprinted free)

You can purchase this 214-page book either as an e-book or a printed book.


Paperback format, $17.95, must be ordered through Amazon.com and other online booksellers. You may also ask your local bookstore to order it. The paperback book has 214 pages and is 7.5" x 9.25". ISBN 0983231044 (978-0-9832310-4-2). Available about 6/15/11.

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