The major emphasis of this epistle is a call to avoid false teachers. The author emphasizes that followers of Jesus must be careful not to sacrifice truth in the name of love. A proper balance between truth and love must be maintained.
This epistle may have been the first NT letter to be written and reflects the Hebrew mind. The author illustrates the principle of a faith that works with the famous mirror metaphor and two OT personalities, Abraham and Rahab.
The major theme of this epistle is growing in grace. The basis for Christian growth is the divine power of God, which through the knowledge of God and God’s promises enables believers to share in the divine nature.
This epistle presents Jesus Christ as the Great High Priest and encourages Christians to continue in faith, focusing on Jesus, our Great High Priest, as we run the race toward God’s everlasting kingdom.
The bulk of this epistle is devoted to warning believers against the growing wave of apostasy. In so doing, he gave Christianity a memorable and robust description of God’s keeping power for those who are truly his.
This epistle is the greatest book of apocalyptic literature ever written with its emphasis on the coming of the King. It concerns the past, present, and future.
This epistle provides a window into a church body that was in the midst of a struggle between godly and ungodly leaders. Believers are called upon to imitate what is good.
A major emphasis of this epistle is on holy living. The author refers to believers as “pilgrims” who share in the suffering of the Messiah.
This epistle was written to assure believers of their position as children of God and to call illegitimate children and their teachings into question. Its major theme is assurance of salvation.
Matching: Key Verse
“Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus the Son of God—let us hold fast to the confession.”
“A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”
“Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you as if something unusual were happening to you. Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of his glory.”
“I consider it right, as long as I am in this bodily tent, to wake you up with a reminder, knowing that I will soon lay aside my tent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has also shown me. And I will also make every effort that you may be able to recall these things at any time after my departure.”
“I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
“Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.”
“Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.”
“Therefore write what you have seen, what is, and what will take place after this.”