OLD TESTAMENT READING PLAN

According to Dr. George H. Guthrie, Hebrews has 36 direct quotations, 35 allusions, 18 cases where Old Testament material is summarized, and 14 where a name or topic is referred to without reference to a specific context—that is over 100 instances of the Old Testament coming to bear in the sermon. Dr. Guthrie remarks, “His copious use of Old Testament reveals a mind saturated with the Word of God and a heart committed to the Word as bearing the utmost authority.

Throughout Hebrews emphasizes God speaking through his Son (1:2) whose word “is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword...discerning the thoughts and intention of the heart” (4:12), this pastor models the kind of instinctive dependent listening he wants to be renewed in his friends. His primary posture to the Old Testament is one of promise, which has now been fulfilled in the person and work of Jesus. In this sense, he views all of the Old Testament as prophetic, especially drawing from the Psalms to better describe who Jesus is and what he has done. Below you’ll find some of the key Old Testament passages referenced in Hebrews.

 

 

JAN 15-21 | Hebrews 1:1—2:4
Psalm 2; 2 Samuel 7:1-17
Psalms 97:7; 104:4; 45:6-7; 102;35-27; 110:1

JAN 22-28 | Hebrews 2:5-18
Genesis 1-2; Psalm 8:6-8
Psalm 22; Isaiah 8:17-18

JAN 29 - FEB 4 | PSALM 95
Exodus 15:1—17:7

FEB 5-11 | Hebrews 3
Numbers 11:1-14; 14

FEB 12-18 |Hebrews 4:1-13
Psalm 95

FEB 19-25 | Hebrews 4:14—5:10
Psalms 2 & 110

FEB 26 - MAR 4 | Hebrews 5:11—6:20

MAR 5-11 | Hebrews 7

 

 

 

MAR 12-18 | Hebrews 8
Jeremiah 31
Ezekiel 36:16—37:28

MAR 19-25 | Hebrews 9
Leviticus 16

MAR 26 - APR 1 | Hebrews 10:1-18
Psalm 40:6-8

APR 2-8 | Hebrews 10:19-39
Habakkuk 2:3-4

APR 9-15 | Hebrews 11:1-31

APR 30 - MAY 6 | Hebrews 11:32-40

MAY 7-14 | Hebrews 12:1-17
Proverbs 3:11-12

MAY 15-20 | Hebrews 12:18-29
Exodus 19:10-13

MAY 21-27 | Hebrews 13