Hebrews studies series

 

Hebrews 10:19-25

IN THE FAMILY

Hebrews Lesson #19 (A complete message)

 

·        Why is your family important to you?

·        Why is being part of a family a great blessing?

·        Why is being part of a family a great challenge?

·        How is being part of the family of God a great blessing?

·        How is being part of the family of God a great challenge?

 

As we continue our study of Hebrews, we are entering the “practical” side of the book.  The whole Book is practical, but from here to the end of the chapter the author is emphasizing practical Christian living.  Hebrews 10:19-25 shows us some things that we should not only do as individuals but as God’s family as well.

 

FAMILY POSSESSIONS

1. We Have Boldness. Vss. 19-20

V     What makes people hesitant to enter into the presence of Almighty God?

V     How often did the High Priest enter the “Holy of Holies”?  When was there great relief concerning the High Priest on the Day of Atonement?

V     When we enter “the holiest” what are we doing?  How often and on what basis do we come?  How is it a “new and living way”?

V     What happened to the veil around the “Holy of Holies” when Jesus died and what was this a picture of?  Mark 15:38

V     When can we have boldness when we come before God’s presence?  Is it possible to be too bold, and if so, how?

V     In what ways are Christians not bold enough when they come before God?

2. We Have A High Priest. Vs. 21

v    Why is having a High Priest before God necessary?

v    Why is having a High Priest before God comforting?

v    Why is having a High Priest before God challenging?

v    How broad is the ministry of Jesus as the High Priest?

v    What should we remember about our brothers and sisters in Christ and their access to the High Priest?  How will this affect our attitude towards believers with whom we have disagreements?

v    How confident should a believer feel when he comes before God?

FAMILY PRACTICES

1. Let us draw near - Vs. 22

P  Where should we want to run constantly, or better yet, abide?

P  What is a “true heart”?  Think of what it means to be true to a lover.

P  What is the difference between assurance and full assurance when it comes to faith?  Can you think of other Bible verses that tell you that faith is essential when one approaches God?

P  How can our hearts be sprinkled from an evil conscience?

 

1 Corinthians 6:11 - And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

 

1 John 1:7 - But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

 

P  In what ways have our bodies been “washed with pure water”?

2. Let us hold fast - Vs. 23

6       The word “profession” has been translated “confession”.

6       The word “faith” in this verse means “hope”.

6       How can you tell when a Christian loses hope?

6       What causes a Christian to lose hope?

6       What is said in verses 19-21 that should cause a Christian to maintain hope?

6       What is said in verse 23 that should cause a Christian to maintain hope?

6       What are two ways a Christian confesses his hope?

6       What is a church like when everyone has hope?

3. Let us consider - Vss. 24-25

ê    What great commandment will be fulfilled when we obey verse 24?

ê    How can we provoke others to love and good works?

ê    Why should Christians want to “assemble themselves”?

ê    What usually motivates Christians to “assemble themselves”?

ê    How would churches be different if we all came to church with the proper motive?

ê    What day is approaching that we should be looking forward to and encouraging others toward?