The Journey
From Eden created to Eden restored.


The word of God reveals His character.  The enemy of good has tempted us to fear God as a severe judge with a harsh, exacting and unforgiving nature.  Our connect group is on a quest to rediscover the true loving character of God as manifest in each book of the Bible and revealed in the life and death of His Son.  Instead of the circular voyage of life that many seem to be enamored with these days, this quest, the Journey, has a historical beginning and an ultimate goal - from Eden created to Eden restored.

The Journey meets from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Community Room 203.

(Drawing by Sue Huh and Diane Johnson)


November 16, 2019 - Hebrews

Teacher: Dee Briggs

Listen to the book of Hebrews from BibleGateway: ESV, KJV, MSG, NIV

Much has been said about the high class, polished Greek that was utilized in writing this epistle. Also, if you know Greek, you will recognize the alliteration and other methods that give this letter great aural appeal, suggesting it was meant to be read aloud and listened to, delivered as spoken word in some manner.

So in preparation for next week please read Hebrews aloud: to yourself, or taking turns with another, or listening to a recording of some kind. See above for links to listen to the book of Hebrews from BibleGateway. The whole reading will take about 45 minutes, depending on the Bible version you choose.

More time?

  • Check the context of at least some of the numerous references to psalms and other scriptures.
  • What do you think the author was saying about God's rest in chapter 4, and how we should "be diligent to enter that rest" (verse 11)?
  • Why do you think the author quotes Jeremiah 31:33 in Hebrews 8:10 correctly as: "I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts," but in Hebrews 10:16 he says, "I will put My laws into their hearts and in their minds I will write them." Why the intentional reversal?

See you next week!

Dee Briggs

Outline of Hebrews from the Today's English Version

  • Introduction: Christ the complete revelation of God (1:1-3)
  • Christ’s superiority over the angels (1:4 – 2:18)
  • Christ’s superiority over Moses and Joshua (3:1 – 4:13)
  • The superiority of Christ’s priesthood (4:14 – 7:28)
  • The superiority of Christ’s covenant (8:1 – 9:28)
  • The superiority of Christ’s sacrifice (10:1-39)
  • The primacy of faith (11:1 – 12:29)
  • Pleasing God (13:1-19)
  • Closing prayer (13:20-21)
  • Final words (13:22-25)

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Teacher Biographies

Delilah (Dee) Briggs is originally from central Wisconsin’s dairyland but has been a resident of Boulder county for the past thirty-eight years; a retired RN, married to the fabulous Elroy, mother of two brilliant adult sons, and having a long-time, unquenchable passion for Bible study.

Gordy Gates is a dentist in Boulder who has been a student of the Bible all of his life. Having traveled to the land of the Bible nine times in the last 10 years has increased his understanding and passion for the scriptures. His desire is to stimulate inquiry in God’s word for those who choose to attend our connect group.

Won Huh has a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and is a senior Manager at Avaya. He is married to Sue and they have two daughters. He likes to tinker with electronics, likes the outdoors and finds God’s grace and mercy in his Bible studies.

Mark Johnson is a physician with certification in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He has been the Executive Director of the Jefferson County Health Department for 28 years. He has taught Bible classes for over 30 years, and is continually seeking to find Jesus in each of the books of the Bible.

Stephen King holds Master of Arts Degrees in Economics and New Testament Ethics. After serving as congregational pastor for 22 years, he has recently completed 20 years service as Vice President for Community and International Health for Faith Based Health Systems. 

Ed Reifsnyder is a retired healthcare consultant. Ed's teaching is characterized by challenging the conventional and stimulating class conversation.


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