26 May 2019

SSS4 : Epistle to the Hebrews : Lesson 3

SSS4 : Epistle to the Hebrews : Lesson 3
Text: Hebrews 2:1-4

Rev Dr Charles Tan
Epistle to the Hebrews

Message Notes


1. The word spoken (Hebrews 1:1-2)

a) In the past
b) To the prophets
c) Through Jesus in these last days

2. The word spoken through angels (Hebrews 2:1)

a) Angels as agents of God
b) Teaching angels (Daniel 10)
c) Messengers of God
Gabriel (Luke 1-2)


1. The word of angels proved steadfast (Hebrews 2:2)

a) As expected
b) The word spoken came from the Lord (Isaiah 14:24)
i) The oath of the Lord
ii) As He has thought so it shall come to pass
iii) As He has purposed, so it shall stand

2. Transgression and disobedience

a) Received a just reward
b) Reality: The destruction of Jerusalem (Lamentations 2:17)

3. Appropriate response

a) To give the more earnest heed
To what has been heard (Hebrews 2:1a)
b) Lest we drift away (Hebrews 2:1b)
c) Idea of a ship drifting away, not being anchored properly
d) How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation (Hebrews 2:3)

4. The word of God

a) First spoken by the Lord Jesus (Hebrews 2:3)
b) Those who heard Him (Apostles) (Hebrews 2:3)
c) Confirmed to us by those who heard Jesus (Hebrews 2:3)

5. Confirmation by God

a) By signs and wonders (Hebrews 2:4a)
b) Miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 2:4b)
c) According to His will (Hebrews 2:4c)