Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at The Park. This week we studied Hebrews 5:11-6. Have someone in your group read this section of scripture.
Each week new questions are posted to track along with the sermons. Work hard to facilitate discussion. Listen to the hearts around the room and close with prayer.
Intro to Hebrews:
The theme of Hebrews is the absolute supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ as revealer and as mediator of God’s grace. The prologue (1:1–4) presents Christ as God’s full and final revelation, far surpassing the revelation given in the OT. The prophecies and promises of the OT are fulfilled in the “new covenant” (or “new testament”), of which Christ is the mediator. From the OT itself, Christ is shown to be superior to the ancient prophets, to angels, to Moses (the mediator of the former covenant) and to Aaron and the priestly succession descended from him. Hebrews could be called “the book of better things” since the two Greek words for “better” and “superior” occur 15 times in the letter. (www.biblica.com)
Questions for this week:
- In what ways are we struggling to leave the ‘elementary message about the messiah’ (6:1), and allow ourselves to dive deeper into our faith? What is the elementary message of the messiah?
- Are you remaining diligent in your love and service to others as you grow in and love out your faith (6:10,11)? Are we living in a way that reflects our inheritance in God’s promise to Abraham, through our faith and perseverance?
- What is the hope that we have set before us (6:18,19), and how is it an anchor for our soul? Does our soul need an anchor to keep it from drifting?
- What is an example in your life where you are still “drinking milk” and you need to start eating solid food?
- What “veil” is there in your life that you aren’t allowing Jesus’ sacrifice to tear? What are some truths you can cling to in order to keep that veil torn and have full access to the throne of grace?
- How does Ephesians 4:11-16 represent a clear picture of Christian maturity?