Join Jen and Robyn as they talk through Hebrews 1
Jen serves on the GROW committee. She’s a wife, mum of three and also a voice actor who loves to lock herself up in a padded room with a microphone. Jen loves conversations that point her eyes back to Jesus.
Robyn also serves on the GROW committee and belongs to Coorparoo Presbyterian Church. She writes a lot and delights in being serious and silly with her husband Andrew (Queensland Theological College) and her two girls. She loves that because of Jesus we can draw near to God ‘with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience’ (Hebrews 10:22).
Some Helpful Resources on Hebrews
The Majestic Son: Reading Hebrews Today by Peter Adam
The Message of Hebrews (Bible Speaks Today) by Raymond Brown
Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual (10 Studies on Hebrews) By Nancy Guthrie with Joni Eareckson Tada
From Shadows to Reality (10 Bible Studies on Hebrews) by Joshua Ng
God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Life and Faith by David VanDrunen
- A short but rich book on the theme of God’s glory expressed in Jesus
- Available at Reformers Bookshop or on Kindle
The Epistle to the Hebrews by F. F. Bruce
- Best borrowed from a library or friend but also available on Kindle
A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews by Philip Edgcumbe Hughes
- an older but wonderful book that is best borrowed
- Available at The Book Depository
The Perfect Saviour: Key Themes in Hebrews by Jonathan Griffiths
- available at Koorong
Hebrews: An Anchor for the Soul (Vols 1&2) by Kent Hughes
Some Key Old Testament References in Hebrews 1
There are many Old Testament references in Hebrews 1 (and throughout Hebrews). You can find these in cross reference Bibles and commentaries. Here are some key references used in Hebrews 1.
V3 – Psalm 110
V5 – Psalm 2:7 and 2 Samuel 7:14
V6 – Deuteronomy 32:43
V7 – Psalm 104:4
V8-9 – Psalm 45:6, 7
V10-12 – Psalm 102:25-27
V13 – Psalm 110:1
For further references on angels see Hebrews 2:2-7; Deuteronomy 33:1-2; Psalm 68:17; Acts 7:53 and Galatians 3:19
Some Useful Application Questions for Hebrews
How does this passage in God’s Word lead you to praise and thank him?
How does all God has done in and through Jesus change you?
- How does it comfort you?
- How does it warn you about your sin?
- How does the passage change what you think, love, want and grieve?
- How does this passage change what you do each day?
How does this passage shape and encourage your thinking about your church?
What is something from this passage you can share with someone else?
What does the passage say to someone who has never trusted Jesus before?
Is there a verse or section you’d like to memorise?