Introducing the Beautiful Sermon Called "Hebrews"

Hebrews is the most sophisticated and elegant Greek style of all the books of the Bible. The best theory supported by the early church Fathers is that it was probably a sermon by Paul which was written down and given enhanced style by Luke or some other writer (perhaps Clement of Rome). Others have attributed it to Barnabas, Apollos or even Timothy or Philip. It was composed probably between 60-70 AD. My take on the theme of Hebrews is this: “The Mature Disciple of Jesus”. Technically anonymous but maybe written by Paul, I take it to be calling all Christians “Hebrews” based on it’s content as being to Christian churches generally and in accordance with Paul’s argument in Romans 9 where he says

It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.
— Romans 9:6

and also Peter's letter:

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.
— 1 Peter 1:1

(The phrase elect exiles of the dispersion was originally a term for Jews, but Peter here applies it to all Christians).

Both of them essentially call the NT church the "real Israel." Concerning Hebrews main theme of "The Mature Disciple of Jesus" this one passage stands out:

We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity…
— Heb. 5:11-14 6:1b

God wants you to become mature disciples of the Lord Jesus! He knows that you are saved, but I am telling you, it is time to grow! Let’s grow together in our study of this book. 

In Prayer Today: 

Praise God for His written Word through which He has very sufficiently revealed Himself to us!