Study Hebrews

A 33-lesson Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews

Curated from a lecture series by Michael J. Kruger


About the Course

Hebrews helps us understand the overall story of the Bible — Old Testament to New Testament, the entire scope of redemptive history, how it all led to Christ, and how Christ fulfilled it all.

Christ’s work is the crescendo of God’s work on earth. That’s sort of the heartbeat of this book. If you’re always pondering the question of how the Old Testament and the New Testament relate, you’re going to love studying Hebrews.

Hebrews magnifies Christ like few other books. Every book in the Bible magnifies Christ, but some books do it in such a way that there is a certain amount of clarity, beauty, and wonder you get about Jesus in that book. Hebrews is one of those books. When you read it, you are quickly aware that the author loves Jesus Christ. He thinks he’s amazing, magnificent, extraordinary and the crescendo of all that God does to redeem us.

In this course, Michael Kruger will take students on a journey through this important book in a series of 33 videos. Students should download the accompanying notes, read ahead, and come prepared to dig deep into the text of Scripture.

About Dr. Michael J. Kruger

Michael J. Kruger is president of Reformed Theological Seminary’s Charlotte, North Carolina, campus, where he also serves as professor of New Testament.

He is the author of Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (IVP Academic, 2018) and Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books (Crossway, 2012). He blogs regularly at Canon Fodder.

Introduction to Hebrews

This video introduces students to the book of Hebrews and walks them through an outline of the book.

Hebrews 1

God’s Final Word is Jesus

This video covers Hebrews 1:1–3 and addresses how and in whom God has revealed himself to us.

Christ is Superior to the Angels

This video reviews Hebrews 1:4–14 and Christ’s superiority compared to angels.

Hebrews 2

Pay Attention!

This video examines Hebrews 2:1–4 and its warning not to drift away from the message of salvation.

The Ultimate Human Being

This video covers Hebrews 2:5–13 and God’s purpose for human beings and implications.

Our Great High Priest

This video examines Hebrews 2:14–18 and how Jesus represents us as our Great High Priest.

Hebrews 3

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

In this video we discuss Hebrews 3:1–6 and the importance of where our gaze is fixed.

A Warning Against Unbelief

Mike Kruger addresses Hebrews 3:7–19 and what it states about hard hearts and unbelief.

Hebrews 4

Jesus Offers a Better ‘Rest’ than Joshua

This video looks at Hebrews 4:1–11 and God’s definition of “rest.”

The Power of God’s Word

In this video, we discuss Hebrews 4:12–13 and the reasons God’s Word is powerful.

Our Great High Priest

This video addresses Hebrews 4:14–16 and Christ’s role as the high priest.

Hebrews 5

The Qualifications of the High Priest

This video addresses Hebrews 5:1–10 and Jesus’s model for ministry.

Warnings Against Apostasy (Part 1)

This video covers Hebrews 5:11–6:3 and introduces the topic of apostasy.

Hebrews 6

Warnings Against Apostasy (Part 2)

In this video we discuss Hebrews 6:4–12 and continue our examination of the topic of apostasy and examine the response of believers.

Anchor for Our Soul

This video reviews Hebrews 6:13–20 and why we can trust in God’s promises.

Hebrews 7

Jesus and Melchizedek

This video addresses Hebrews 7:1–10 and the comparisons of Jesus and Melchizedek.

Jesus Our Superior High Priest

This video digs into Hebrews 7:11–28 and why Jesus’s priesthood is superior.

Hebrews 8

Why is the Priesthood of Jesus So Much Better?

This video covers Hebrews 8:1–6 and how Jesus’s priesthood ushers in the New Covenant.

The New Covenant

This video addresses Hebrews 8:6–13 and helps us understand the New Covenant.

Hebrews 9

The Limitations of Old Covenant Worship

This video addresses Hebrews 9:1–10 and the differences of worship from the Old to the New Covenant.

The Blood of Christ

This video reviews Hebrews 9:11–22 and why Christ’s bloodshed was required.

Our Only Hope

In this video we examine Hebrews 9:23–28 and are pointed to our only hope, Jesus.

Hebrews 10

Christ Our Better Sacrifice

This video discusses Hebrews 10:1–18 and comparisons between the sacrificial systems after Christ.

Draw Near!

This video addresses Hebrews 10:19–25 and the significance of drawing near to God.

Warnings Against Apostasy (Again)

This video covers Hebrews 10:26–31 and again discusses the signs of apostasy.

The Cure for Apostasy

This video overviews Hebrews 10:32–39 and what a life of faith requires and reflects.

Hebrews 11

The Hall of Faith (Part 1)

This video addresses Hebrews 11:1–7 and the definition of and lessons about faith.

The Hall of Faith (Part 2)

In this video, Mike Kruger teaches on Hebrews 11:8–22 and the example of Abraham’s faith in God.

The Hall of Faith (Part 3)

This video discusses Hebrews 11:23–29 and outlines some of the characteristics of true faith.

Hebrews 12

The Great Race

In this video, we examine Hebrews 12:1–2 and the great race that is the Christian life.

God’s Loving Discipline

This video addresses Hebrews 12:4–17 and helps us to understand how God lovingly disciplines his children.

A Tale of Two Mountains

This video covers Hebrews 12:18–29 and how Mt. Sinai and Mt. Zion represent the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.

Hebrews 13

Concluding Applications (Part 1)

This video discusses Hebrews 13:1–6 and begins to apply what the book of Hebrews teaches about holiness.

Concluding Applications (Part 2)

This video examines Hebrews 13:7–25 and concludes the Hebrews Bible study with practical applications for the Christian life.