Preaching Pointers from Hebrews

Leaving our theological baggage at the door is crucial to the faithful exposition of Hebrews. This book seems fraught with hurdles that incite passionate arguments and questions from faithful preachers on all sides of the fence. What is the spiritual estate of... Read More »

Spiritual Maturity

SWBTS Chapel sermon called Spiritual Maturity by Southwestern Dean of the Preaching School Dr. David Allen. Read More »

Finishing Well

SWBTS Chapel sermon called Finishing Well by Southwestern professor, Dr. Matthew McKellar. Read More »

Hebrews 13:18-25

Locate the passage. The passage is the final sub-section in the overall conclusion which is 13:1-25. Genre Hortatory. Determine the structure of the text The text has three sub-divisions followed by a brief conclusion/sign off: 1) Personal request for prayer (... Read More »

Hebrews 13:7-17

Locate the passage. The text is the section of three sections that conclude the letter in chapter 13. Genre Hortatory. Determine the structure of the text The text divides up into the following sections: 13:7 13:8 13:9-12 13:13-14 13:15-16 13:17 Exegete the pa... Read More »

Hebrews 13:1-6

Locate the passage. Hebrews 13 begins the final concluding section of the letter. 13:1–6 can be identified as a paragraph unit by its unity and symmetry. As far as the chapter itself goes, most see two major sections: 13:1–21 and 13:22–25 Genre Hortatory... Read More »

Hebrews 12:18-29

Locate the passage. Hebrews 12:18-19 Genre Hortatory. Determine the structure of the text Verses 18–24 constitute one paragraph in the Greek text, which the NIV divides at v. 22. The unit is marked by the double use of the Greek perfect indicative verb prose... Read More »

Hebrews 12:12-17

Locate the passage. The text follows 12:4-11 and on the basis of understanding how God’s educative discipline works in our lives, we are to press on in the Christian life. Genre Hortatory. Determine the structure of the text Hebrews 12:4–11 is followed by ... Read More »

Hebrews 12:4-11

The main point of Heb 12:4–11 is to explain why the readers must endure the disciplinary/educative sufferings which God allows them to experience. One of the main points the author of Hebrews has made is that even Jesus himself must be “perfected” throug... Read More »

Hebrews 12:1-3

Locate the passage. Hebrews 12:1–17 is closely connected with the preceding chapter by the use of the strong inferential conjunction toigaroun, “therefore,” which occurs only one other time in the New Testament. The heroes of Hebrews 11 endured and overc... Read More »