“Since the letter to Hebrews specifically urges Christians to ‘fix your thoughts on Jesus’ (Heb. 3:1, NIV; cf. 12:2), it should not surprise us that the author describes Him in more than a dozen different ways. Jesus is:

  • “Son” (1:2)
  • “Lord” (2:3)
  • “Apostle and High Priest” (3:1)
  • “Christ” (5:5)
  • “Source of eternal salvation” (5:9)
  • A priest “according to the order of Melchizedek” (7:11)
  • A descendant of Judah (7:14)
  • “A Minister… of the true tabernacle” (8:2)
  • “The Mediator of the new covenant” (9:15; 12:24)
  • “The same yesterday, today and forever” (13:8)
  • “The Great Shepherd of the sheep” (13:20)

But perhaps the most intriguing title for Jesus in the letter is ‘author’.  He is called the ‘author… of salvation’ and the ‘author… of our faith’ (Heb. 2:10; 12:2, NIV).”

~ Sinclair Ferguson, In Christ Alone, 29

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