The letter to the Hebrews is more appropriately called the sermon to the Hebrews. Its writer would be better termed a preacher. He writes, "I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly." The act of exhortation has an aim of persuasion and motivation. So what is the preacher of this sermon exhorting us to do? He is challenging us to worship, pure and simple. The book of Hebrews is an exhortation to a deep, abiding worship of the Living God, in and through Jesus Christ.

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