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Young, N. H. (2015). The epistle to the Hebrews as pastoral encouragement. Ministry: International Journal for Pastors, 87(3), 17-19.
The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews writes to a small group of former Jews, who are now followers of Christ. They have suffered much on account of their commitment to Jesus, and many of them have faltered in their pilgrimage of faith.Their pastor is temporarily absent from the group, so he writes to encourage them to persevere, and to warn them of the serious implications of abandoning their faith in Jesus.
Young, Norman H., "The Epistle to the Hebrews as Pastoral Encouragement" (2015). Theology Papers and Journal Articles. 88.