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A Living Sacrifice

Updated: May 11, 2023

An Image of a Hebrew Scroll
Hebrew Scroll

The Book of Hebrews does not define its author, nor does it explicitly define its audience. However, most agree that this book was clearly written to Jewish Christians circa 70 A.D. to encourage those who were being persecuted.

Many have debated its author and offer compelling reasons for their claim. Some have argued for Barnabas or particularly Paul. Others contend for Clement, Luke, or Apollos.

Eusebius of Caesaria writes “14 But who wrote the epistle, in truth, God knows. (Emphasis added) The statement of some who have gone before us is that Clement, bishop of the Romans, wrote the epistle, and of others that Luke, the author of the Gospel and the Acts, wrote it.” But let this suffice on these matters[1]

Eusebius nailed it! Scripture tells us exactly who wrote all the Books of the Bible and why. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” (2 Timothy 3:16, ESV)

Pastor Ted boldly and exegetically brought us through the book of Hebrews over the last fifty-seven weeks. This past Sunday’s (September 13, 2020) winds down this great book where Pastor Ted presented yet another fantastic sermon on Chapter 13:15-19. He entitled this sermon, “A Living Sacrifice.” [If you missed it, or any of the sermons you can find it here on YouTube. You can view all his sermons as well as our Wednesday evening Bible Studies here on our YouTube Channel]

I for one, will listen to this great message again before this week is over. Pastor Ted only has one more week to finish this book before turning to his favorite book of the Bible. Our children have yet another surprise for you too. Stay tuned for next week’s wrap-up. It will be yet another good one for sure!

[1] Eusebius of Caesaria. (1890). The Church History of Eusebius. In P. Schaff & H. Wace (Eds.), A. C. McGiffert (Trans.), Eusebius: Church History, Life of Constantine the Great, and Oration in Praise of Constantine (Vol. 1, p. 273). New York: Christian Literature Company.

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