Hebrews Lesson 5

Lesson 5
Hebrews 3:1-6

Henry Mahan

There are three main divisions in this chapter.

(Vs. 1) Paul calls the Hebrews "holy brethren," not because of their birth or because of any merit in them, but because of the sanctification of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:4; Eph. 5:27; Col. 1:22). We are also partakers of "the heavenly calling" because it is FROM heaven that we are called to Christ, and it is TO heaven that we are called. The old theologians used to talk of an EFFECTUAL call and a GENERAL call. All men receive a general call (or warning) through NATURE (Rom. 1:18-20), by CONSCIENCE (Rom. 2:14-15), and by PROVIDENCE (Amos 4:6-12); but the elect receive an effectual, conquering call (Gal. 1:15; II Tim. 1:9).

"Consider" or take a good look at Christ Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest whom we confess and profess as ours!