Jesus Christ: “The Author and Finisher of Our Faith”
The author of Hebrews presents to us a Jesus both unfamiliar and compelling–within the context of Judaism, but greater than Judaism: Jesus is an ideal High Priest, serving in the heavenly temple. Jesus serves with empathy and caring, and the author urges us to do good and remain faithful.
Class Member Reading: Hebrews
Additional Reading: Hebrews 6; 12–13; Bible Dictionary, “Pauline Epistles: Epistle to the Hebrews,” 746–47.
Scripture Chain: Hebrews 11:1–6; James 2:14–18; 1 Nephi 7:12; Alma 32:21; Ether 12:6; D&C 63:10–11
You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).
You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).
024: Ether 7-15 (Book of Mormon 46)
033: First Gospel Principles & Ordinances (D&C 7)
127: Faith in Jesus Christ (NT Lesson 1)
Resources about the Jewish Background of Hebrews
Nudge, a book about how context influences our decisions
Dan Ariely, Our Buggy Moral Code
Frans de Waal, Moral Behavior in Animals
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