Jesus in Hebrews

By Joseph Ametepe

Yesuli International Ministries



We Proclaim Jesus.



The Epistle to the Hebrews is an important book of the Bible. In it, the superiority of the Person and work of Jesus Christ are emphatically presented. The Epistle is an excellent exposition of the Person and work of the Lord Jesus, His exalted person, position, and power, and His perfect and finished work of redemption. In Hebrews, the Lord Jesus is presented as One who is greater than the prophets, angels, and Moses. He is also revealed as One whose priesthood is superior to that of Aaron, as One who serves in a better sanctuary than the earthly priests, and as a mediator of a better covenant founded on better promises. Furthermore, Jesus is presented as One whose perpetual priesthood brings a better hope for believers. In this epistle, the Lord Jesus is also revealed as One whose once-for-all sacrifice of Himself for our sin is sufficient and superior to the repeated slaying and slaughtering of bulls and goats. It is therefore important for us to see Jesus as He is revealed in Hebrews. "Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus and know Him better, and make Him known," is our prayer!

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 1

  1. Jesus is superior to the prophets (1:1-2).
  2. Jesus is God's Son by whom God has spoken to His people in these last days. In other words, Jesus is the climax of God's revelation (1:2).
  3. Jesus is God's appointed heir of all things (1:2).
  4. Jesus was the One through whom God made the world (1:2).
  5. Jesus is the radiance of God's glory (1:3).
  6. Jesus is the exact representation of God's nature (1:3).
  7. Jesus upholds all things by  the word of His power. In other words, Jesus is the sustainer of all things (1:3).
  8. Jesus made purification for sins. This  (1:3).
  9. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high (1:3).
  10. Jesus is far superior to angels (1:4-6).
  11. Jesus receives the worship of God's holy angels. In other words, Jesus is the object of angel's worship (1:6).
  12. Jesus, the Son, is God, whose throne is eternal (1:8).
  13. Jesus is God's Anointed One (1:9).
  14. Jesus is Lord and Creator of the heavens and the earth (1:10).
  15. Jesus is eternal (1:11-12).
  16. Jesus is the same (1:12).
  17. Jesus is the exalted and victorious One (1:13).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 2

  1. Jesus is the Lord (2:3).
  2.  Jesus was made a little lower than angels (2:9).
  3. Jesus is now crowned with glory and honor after His suffering of death ( 2:9).
  4. Jesus, by the grace of God, tasted death for everyone (2:9).
  5. Jesus is the author of our salvation (2:10).
  6. Jesus is God's agent of bringing many sons to glory (2:10).
  7. Jesus is not ashamed to call believers His brethren (brothers) (2:11-13).
  8. Jesus shared in our humanity (2:14).
  9. Jesus' death is the means through which the devil, who had the power of death, is destroyed (2:14).
  10. Jesus frees those who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death (2:15).
  11. Jesus gives help to the covenant people of God (2:16).
  12. Jesus became like us in all things (2:17).
  13. Jesus is a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God (2:17).
  14. Jesus made propitiation or atonement for the sins of the people (2:18).
  15. Jesus is able to help those who are tempted because He Himself experienced temptation (2:18).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 3

  1.  Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession (3:1).
  2. Jesus was faithful to God who appointed Him  (3:2).
  3. Jesus is superior to and greater than Moses (3:3-6).
  4. Jesus is the living God (3:12).
  5. Jesus is the Christ, of whom believers have become partakers (3:14).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 4

  1. Jesus is the believer's rest  (4:3-11).
  2. Jesus is our great High Priest who has passed through the heavens (4:14).
  3. Jesus is the Son of God (4:14).
  4. Jesus is a High Priest who sympathizes with our weaknesses ( 4:15).
  5. Jesus has been tempted in all things as we are, yet was without sin ( 4:15).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 5

  1. Jesus is the Perfect High Priest (5:1-4).
  2. Jesus is the Begotten Son of God (5:5).
  3. Jesus is the Eternal High Priest of the order of Melchizedek (5:6).
  4. Jesus, while on earth, offered prayers and supplications to God with loud cries and tears (5:7).
  5. Jesus' prayers were answered because of His reverent submission to God (5:7).
  6. Jesus, though a Son,  learned obedience from what He suffered (5:8).
  7. Jesus is the source of eternal salvation to all those who obey Him (5:9).
  8. Jesus is designated by God as a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek (5:10).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 6

  1. Jesus is the Christ, that is, the Messiah, Anointed One  (6:1).
  2. Jesus is the Son of God (6:6).
  3. Jesus is the believer's sure and steadfast hope (6:19-20).
  4. Jesus is the forerunner for believers (6:20).
  5. Jesus is a High Priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek (6:20).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 7

  1. Jesus, like Melchizedek, is both Priest and King (7:1-3).
  2. Jesus is the Son of God, to whom Melchizedek is compared (7:3).
  3. Jesus' priesthood is superior to that of Aaron (7:11).
  4. Jesus is the Lord, fully divine and fully man, a descendant from the tribe of Judah (7:14).
  5. Jesus' priesthood is not established on the basis of Him being a descendant of Levi, but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life (7:15-16).
  6. Jesus is Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek (7:17).
  7. Jesus' perfect perpetual priesthood brings a better hope, through which believers draw near to God (7:17-18).
  8. Jesus, unlike earthly levitical priests, became priest with an oath of the Lord Himself (7:20-21).
  9. Jesus is the guarantor of a better covenant (7:22).
  10. Jesus, unlike the former priests who were prevented by death from serving as priests, continues forever, and holds His priesthood permanently (7:23-24). 
  11. Jesus is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him (7:25).
  12. Jesus always lives to make intercession for God's people (7:25).
  13. Jesus is a distinguished High Priest, who is holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens (7:26).
  14. Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross is a once for all offering up of Himself (7:27).
  15. Jesus, unlike earthly high priests, did not need to sacrifice for His own sins and then for the sins of the people (7:27).
  16. Jesus is a Son made perfect forever (7:28).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 8

  1. Jesus, our High Priest, has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens  (8:1).
  2. Jesus is a minister of the holy things and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord erected, not man (8:2).
  3. Jesus, like every high priest had something to offer (8:3).
  4. Jesus is not physically present on earth at this time to offer gifts according to the Law (8:4).
  5. Jesus, unlike the earthly priests, did not serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things (8:5).
  6. Jesus has obtained a more excellent ministry than earthly priest (8:6).
  7. Jesus is also a mediator of  a better covenant, founded on better promises (8:6-13).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 9

  1. Jesus Christ appeared as High Priest of the good things to come (9:11).
  2. Jesus, in serving as High Priest, went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, that is not man-made (9:11)
  3. Jesus, in serving as High Priest, offered His own blood, not the blood of goats and calves (9:12).
  4. Jesus, in serving as High Priest, entered the holy place once for all (9:12).
  5. Jesus, in serving as High Priest, obtained eternal redemption (9:12).
  6. Jesus Christ's blood is much more powerful in cleansing our conscience from dead works to serve the living God (9:13-14).
  7. Jesus is the Mediator of a new covenant  (9:15).
  8. Jesus' sacrificial and redemptive death guarantees the reception of the promise of eternal inheritance to those who are called (9:15).
  9. Jesus' sacrificial death guaranteed the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary with better sacrifices (9:23).
  10. Jesus, in sacrificing Himself for our sins, did not enter a holy place that was man-made, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself (9:24).
  11. Jesus now appears in the presence of God for us (9:24).
  12. Jesus'  offering of Himself was not a repeated one as the Aaronic high priest had to do each year (9:26).
  13. Jesus would have needed to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world, if His offering were like those of the Aaronic high priest (9:26).
  14. Jesus' sacrifice for sins never needs to repeated (9:26).
  15. Jesus has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself (9:26).
  16. Jesus Christ offered Himself once to bear the sins of many.
  17. Jesus Christ will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await Him (9:28).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 10

  1. Jesus' sacrifice of His own body was the perfect sacrifice for sins that pleased God the Father (10:4-10).
  2. Jesus came to sacrifice His own body for our sins (10:5).
  3. Jesus came to do God's will (10:7, 9).
  4. Jesus' offering of His body once for all results in the sanctification of believers (10:10).
  5. Jesus, unlike the earthly priests who offered repeated sacrifices which can never take away sins, offered one sacrifice for sins for all time (10:11-12).
  6. Jesus' work of redemption is finished (10:12).
  7. Jesus' enemies will be made a footstool for His feet (10:13).
  8. Jesus, by the one-time offering of Himself, has perfected for all times those who are sanctified (10:14).
  9. Jesus' perfect and pleasing sacrifice makes it possible for God to remember our sins no more (10:17).
  10. By Jesus' blood believers have confidence in entering the presence of God, by a new and living way which Jesus opened for us through His body (10:19).
  11. Jesus is a Great Priest over the house of God (10:21). 
  12. Jesus' priesthood over the house of God makes it possible for believers to draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith (10:21-22).
  13. Jesus who promised is faithful (10:23).
  14. Jesus is the Son of God, and trampling Him under foot will result in severer punishment (10:29).
  15. Jesus' blood is the blood of the covenant by which a person is sanctified, and treating it as unholy or unclean not only deserves severer punishment but also it's an insult of the Spirit of grace (10:29).
  16. Jesus is the living God and it is a terrifying thing to fall into His hands (10:31).
  17. Jesus, who is coming will come, and will not delay (10:37).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 11

  1. "This chapter deals with the vision and endurance of faith. It introduces us to men and women of the Old Testament who had 20/20 spiritual vision and who endured tremendous shame and suffering rather than renounce their faith." William MacDonald:- Believer's Bible Commentary!
  2. However, since Jesus is God, we can conclude that He is prominent in this chapter as well. Jesus is the true object of faith. Jesus is pleased by faith. Jesus is the rewarder of those who seek Him. Jesus is not ashamed to be called believers' God. Jesus is able to raise people even from the dead.
  3. Conquering faith considers the reproaches of Christ greater riches than the treasures of the world (11:26).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 12

  1. Jesus is the One on whom believers are to fix their eyes, and run with perseverance the race marked out for them (12:1-2).
  2. Jesus is the author and perfecter of faith (12:2).
  3. Jesus, for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising its shame (12:2).
  4. Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the throne of God because His work of redemption is finished (12:2).
  5. Jesus endured opposition from sinful men (12:3).
  6. Jesus' endurance of opposition from sinners should serve as a motivation for believers to persevere in their trials and struggles in life (12:3). 
  7. Jesus or God, disciplines those He loves (12:5-11).
  8. Jesus the Lord cannot be seen without sanctification (12:14).
  9. Jesus or God is the living God (12:22).
  10. Jesus or God is the Judge of all (12:23).
  11. Jesus is the Mediator of a new covenant (12:24).
  12. Jesus' sprinkled blood speaks better than the blood of Abel (12:24).
  13. Jesus or God is a consuming fire (12:29).

Jesus in Hebrews Chapter 13

  1. Jesus the Judge of all, will judge fornicators and adulterers (13:1).
  2. Jesus Himself has promised believers this; "I will never desert you, nor will ever forsake you." (13:5).
  3. Jesus the Lord is the believer's helper (13:6).
  4. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (13:8).
  5. Jesus' sacrifice of His own blood and suffering made it possible for God's believing people to be sanctified (13:12).
  6. Jesus is the One through whom believers are to continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise (13:15).
  7. Jesus or God is pleased with believer's practice of good and sharing (13:16).
  8. Jesus our Lord, is the Great Shepherd of the sheep who was brought up from the dead by the God of peace, through the blood of the eternal covenant (13:20).
  9. Jesus Christ is the One through whom God equips believers in every good thing to do His will (13:21).
  10. Jesus Christ is the One through whom God works in believers what is pleasing in His sight (13:21).
  11. Jesus Christ is worthy of glory forever and ever (13:21).

  • Jesus Christ is the central figure in the Bible. He is the focus of all Scripture. To study the Bible without seeing Jesus as He is revealed in the Word of God and knowing Him in a deeper and more intimate way, is a failure of the purpose of true biblical study. We do not merely study the Bible just to get answers or facts. We study the Bible in order to grow in the grace and true, intimate, real, full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18). As you study the Word, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the Person of Jesus Christ to you. He will be so delighted to do that. This is because His chief work is to glorify Jesus (John 16:14). And what better way to glorify Christ our Lord than to reveal Him to us in our hearts!