In Hebrews 13:20-25, St. Author’s final words to a troubled and discouraged congregation consist of two elements: (1) commendation; and, (2) a call.
Hebrews 13:15-19 teaches us more about what a congregation of Christ out to look like in light of the gospel it proclaims. It should exhibit 3 “S”s : (1) sacrifice; (2) submission; (3) and, (3) supplication.
In Hebrews 13:6-14, the unknown author of Hebrews (referred to as St. Author) continues to point us to Christ and to the Kingdom Christ is building. This passage shows us three aspects of congregation/kingdom life played out in its members: (1) leaders; (2) legalists; and, (3) losers.
Hebrews 13:1-6 reminds us that our lives are to be characterized by love and trust in three spheres: (1) humanity; (2) home; and, (3) heart.
As we read Hebrews 12:25-29, the writer of this letter (we call him St. Author), as we noted last week, is writing to a shrinking, struggling congregation in a hostile city and a pagan culture. He seeks to show them the “everythingness” of Jesus. Jesus is greater than their oppressive, God-hating culture. Jesus is superior to any ritual or rule. Jesus is seated on a throne because His work is full and final and complete and we need add NOTHING to it.