Hebrews studies series

 

Hebrews 9:15-28

A DONE DEAL

STUDY #17 IN THE HEBREWS SERIES

(A Complete Lesson)

                      

·        What does it mean when we say something is a “done deal”?

·        Did you ever have a “done deal” that was not a done deal?

·        We might get suspicious when someone tells us something is a done deal.  How does this carry over into Christianity for some people?

·        How do we know that salvation is a “done deal”?

 

In our last lesson we saw that we have forgiveness through the blood of Christ in Hebrews 9:13-14.  This week we see the superior work of Christ that makes his sacrifice totally sufficient to make our salvation a “done deal”.

REQUIREMENT OF DEATH – Vss. 15-17

V     Vs          15 – Christ is the mediator of the New Covenant (Testament).  What is the Old Covenant?

V     What is a mediator?

V     How did Christ serve as a mediator?

V     How did Christ’s mediation help those under the Old Covenant?

V     Vs. 16 – The word “testament” is the same Greek word as found in verses 16 and 17. However the meaning of the word is different.  In verse 15 it refers to an agreement. In verses 16-27 it refers to a will.

V     According to verse 16, what has to happen in order for a will to be valid?

V     Vs. 17 - What is the danger of being mentioned in a will while the writer of the will is still alive? Have you ever seen this happen?

V     What inheritance have we received because Christ has died and risen again for us?  How good is that inheritance? 1 Peter 1:3-5

 

RATIFICATION BY BLOOD – Vss. 18-22

 

ü     Was the Jewish religion in the Old Testament a bloody religion?  How do we know that?

ü     Vss. 18 – When and where was the Old Covenant given?

ü     Vss. 19-20 – When and how was the Old Covenant ratified?

 

Exodus 24:3-8 - And Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the Lord hath said will we do. [4] And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. [5] And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the Lord. [6] And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. [7] And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient. [8] And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words.

 

ü     Vs. 21 – How was the tabernacle dedicated?

ü     How were the instruments that were used in worship dedicated?

ü     Vs. 22 – How significant was the blood in the Old Testament?

ü     How significant is the blood in the New Testament?  Why are some people abhorred by the blood of Christ?

ü     Why do some people want to take the blood out of Christianity?

REDEMPTION THAT’S COMPLETE – Vss. 23-28

v    Vs. 23 – What was the purpose of the Old Covenant?

v    What are the heavenly things that need to be purified by a better sacrifice? 1 Peter 1:18-19

v    Vs. 24 – Which tabernacle did Christ enter to minister for us?  How is this a comfort?

v    Vs. 25 – The high priest brought a blood sacrifice once a year, every year.  How many times did Christ have to enter the heavenly tabernacle with His blood sacrifice?

v    Vs. 26 – How does this verse disagree with the Roman Catholic understanding of Holy Communion?

v    Vs. 27 – How many times does man suffer physical death?  Why can that physical death be scary?

v    Vs. 28 – How is the once and for all sacrifice of Christ for our sins beneficial to us?

v    What does it mean to “look for him”?

v    What is the reward for looking for him?