The Heavenly Citizens series serves as a tool to help the Christian understand t only what the Bible teaches us, but also how to study the Bible. Explaining what the Bible teaches is like giving someone a fish to eat. Teaching him how to study the Bible is like teaching someone how to fish so he can feed himself. Both approaches are essential to developing spiritual maturity. Hebrews is the tenth volume in the Heavenly Citizens series. The writer to the Hebrews begins by making a drawing a vital distinction. Once upon a time God spoke to man through messengers (aka angels ), but w He speaks to man directly through His Son. From there our writer shows the superiority of the Son of God to the angels, to Moses, to Joshua bin Nun, and to the Aaronic priests. He ties it all to the spiritual truth that the Covenant of Grace is superior to the Covenant of Law. The believing Hebrews of the 1st Century A.D. left the Covenant of Law and joined the Covenant of Grace. They chose God's Son Jesus over God's servant Moses. Let them t think to exit the Covenant of Grace and return to the temple and Torah observance. Messiah Jesus is the only way to Father God. The Book of Hebrews concludes with a practical application section (chapters 11-13), in which the spiritual truths taught in the first section of doctrinal teaching (chapters 1-10) are applied to daily living. This is where the rubber meets the road. We learn how to live as a Christian in the second section. We learn what it is to be a Christian in the first section. The approach for Hebrews, and for every volume in the Heavenly Citizens series, is to teach the student the meaning of Scripture. We also teach him or her how to study the Bible on his/her own. We do this in two ways: we provide a few rules by which to govern our Bible study, and we demonstrate by example how to study the Bible. Experience is an outstanding teacher. In our books we practice the rules for Bible study. By walking through the Bible with us, the reader experiences firsthand what our method of study is like. We believe the student will come out of our studies with both an understanding of the Bible and the ability to truthfully understand the Bible on his/her own. The path lies before you. Walk through the gate and join the journey with us! And may the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ be yours in abundance.
A resident of West Monroe, Louisiana, Randy Green grew up in Seymour, Indiana, spent twenty years in the Chicago area, was a pastor in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Louisiana, and now works in the IT field while advancing his career as an author. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois, and a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Bannockburn, Illinois. He is the author of Kingdom of Eretz, a Biblical allegory about the Church Age. He is also the author of the series Heavenly Citizens in Earthly Shoes, An Exposition of the Scriptures for Disciples and Young Christians. He has already completed ten volumes of the Heavenly Citizens series, each volume covering a book of the Bible-Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Matthew, Acts, Romans, and Hebrews. The Heavenly Citizens series is the most ambitious and thorough Bible exposition project being undertaken by one author today. It is must reading for every serious Christian who wants to be a disciple of Christ. Mr. Green also has a four volume daily devotional set titled In Season and Out of Season 1-4. You may order his books from Amazon and Amazon Kindle stores: http: //www.amazon.com/Randy-Green/e/B00507WC86C. You may read more of Mr. Green's writings on his blogsite at http: //randygreen.authorsxpress.com. His online bookstore is located at http: //randyg555.wix.com/heavenly-citize