17.04.2023 | Hebrews Introduction

+ Monday: Hebrews Introduction
The book of Hebrews is an epistle. 

Written by: It is not 100% certain but many believe it is St Paul who wrote the book
Written for: The Hebrews, who were Jewish people that had converted to Christianity
At the time when: The converted Jews were beginning to move away from the previous Jewish rites of the old covenant.
Main Focus: Highlights that faith in Jesus will replace the previous traditions held by the Jewish people, and not to lose faith in Jesus during times of persecution.
A Key Verse: Hebrews 1:1-3 https://bit.ly/3A5gPkF 

Watch an overview of the book of Hebrews at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fNWTZZwgbs

Personal Question
How can you relate to the purpose of the book of Hebrews?

Just as we are attached to our Church services, the Holy Liturgy, Sunday School, raising on incense, lighting candles, etc., the Jews were attached to the traditions handed down to them in the first covenant. One day, they had to give those traditions/rituals up and start the new covenant. Thinking about this, it is a good chance to ask ourselves: Why do we love, and do, our traditions – out of habit, or love for the tradition itself, or because they let us experience God?