#59: On the Christ-centered voice of Hebrews and the Scripture’s revelation of mercy with Chad Bird.

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The Book of Hebrews has often been referred to as “the most Old Testament book of the New Testament.” It possesses intricate ties to the Old Testament covenantal practices and rites, making it nigh impossible to understand without an accompanying understanding of ancient Israel’s sacrificial system. It is a homiletical book that seeks to drive home in the soul of the reader Jesus’s superiority in the gospel. In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I am honored to have Chad Bird back to talk about the Book of Hebrews, its exemplary significance in the life of a believer and its unparalleled Christ-centered voice. We also discuss the web-like connections that are apparent throughout all of Scripture, and how they are all fastened to Christ, revealing his mercy.


Upside Down Spirituality: The 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life, Chad Bird 

Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places, Chad Bird 

Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul, Chad Bird 

People Aren’t Downgraded to Angels When They Die,” Chad Bird 

On the distinction between Christ and angels in the letter to the Hebrews,” article by yours truly 

You don’t have to be great,” article by yours truly 

Hebrews Commentary, John Kleinig 

The Rent Veil, Horatius Bonar 

The Way into the Holiest: Expositions of the Epistle to the Hebrews, F. B. Meyer 

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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Chad hails from New Braunfels, Texas where he lives with his wife, Stacy. Chad works for 1517 as a writer, speaker, teacher, and podcaster. You can primarily listen to Chad on “40 Minutes in the Old Testament,” a podcast he co-hosts with Dan Price. You can also find some of his writings on Mockingbird. Chad has authored several books and his latest, Unveiling Mercy, is set to be released this fall. Be sure to connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.


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