2022 Quarter 1


In the person of Jesus, three dimensions of the story of redemption intersect.

The first is the local, personal dimension. For readers tired of the reproaches and hardships of Christian life (Heb. 10:32-34), Jesus is the Author and Perfecter of faith. They need to look to Him who also suffered from sinners (Heb. 12:1-4). The second is the corporation, national dimension. For the people of God, who are travelling towards God’s promised land, Jesus is the new Joshua. They need to follow His lead (Heb. 3, 4, 11 & 12). The third is the universal dimension. Jesus is the new Adam, the Son of Man in whom God’s purposes for humanity are fulfilled (Heb. 2:5-10, Heb. 12:22-28).

The portrait of Jesus, who captures the breadth and length and height and depth of God’s love for us, is our subject this quarter. May the image of Jesus as portrayed in Hebrews capture not just our gaze, but our love and admiration for, yes, Jesus, our Brother in heaven.