Hebrews studies series

 

Hebrews 2:1-4

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

HEBREWS STUDY #3                 

This lesson is complete with study questions.

 

s        What is the value of taking time to think?

s        What are some of the things that all people should take time to think about?

s        What events in your lifetime have made people stop and think?

s        What are some things that Christians should periodically stop and think about?

s        How do we know that God wants us to think?

s        How do we know when God wants us to think?

 

In Hebrews 2:1-4, we are given something to think about.  It is an outgrowth of what has been said in chapter 1.

POINTED CHALLENGE - Vs. 1

 

Ø     The “therefore” points us back to chapter 1 where we are reminded that Christ is the awesome son and the superior son.

Ø     He is the Awesome Son:

1. JESUS CHRIST IS HEIR OF ALL THINGS – Vs. 2

2. JESUS CHRIST IS CREATOR – Vs. 2

3. JESUS CHRIST IS THE BRIGHTNESS OF GOD’S GLORY - Vs. 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

4. JESUS CHRIST IS THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF GOD’S PERSON –Vs. 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

5. JESUS CHRIST HOLDS THE WORLD TOGETHER – Vs. 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

6. JESUS CHRIST PURGED OUR SINS – Vs. 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

7. JESUS CHRIST SITS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD – Vs. 3

 

Ø     He is the Superior Son:

1.     HIS NAME – Vss. 4-5 (Psalm 2:7, 2 Samuel 7:14)

2.     HIS POSITION – Vs. 6

3.     HIS RIGHTEOUS REIGN – Vss. 8-9 (Psalm 45:6-7)

4.     HIS JOY – Vs. 9

5.     HIS CREATIVE ACTS – Vs. 10 (Psalm 102:25-27)

6.     HIS PERMANENCE – Vss. 11-12

 

Ø     The words, “give more earnest heed” mean to “pay attention”.

Ø     The words “let them slip” mean “drift away”?

Ø     What are some things that Christians stop paying attention to?

Ø     What are some things that you have seen Christians “drift away” from?

Ø     Is this drifting a gradual or a sudden thing?

PROMISED RETRIBUTION - Vs. 2

ü     In some way the angels were involved with the giving of the Law on Mt. Sinai. They were involved with the giving of the Ten Commandments and other laws.   

     Galatians 3:19 - Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of 

     transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and

     it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

    Acts 7:53 - Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have

    not kept it.

ü     According to Hebrews 2:2 this word communicated through angels was steadfast. The word was final! It stood as the law!

ü     What were some of the punishments that were given for violating Old Testament Law?

ü     How exacting was judgment on disobedience?

PIERCING QUESTION - Vs. 3a

à       What neglect have you seen that troubles or angers you?

à       Why is a Christian’s neglect more serious than any other kind of neglect?

à       What are some of the ways Christians show neglect?

à       Make a mental note of any Christian neglect in your own life.  What are you going to do about it?

à       How is salvation “great”?

à       How does a Christian receive retribution for his sins in this life?  Hebrews 12:5-6

à       How does a Christian receive retribution for his sins in the next life? 1 Corinthians 5:10

POWERFUL WITNESSES - Vss. 3b-4

·        There are three witnesses to our great salvation mentioned here.

·        How was salvation spoken of by the Lord?

·        How did the apostles confirm what the Lord had said?

·        Of what significance were the acts of God mentioned in verse 4? 

·        What witness of your salvation have you received? Romans 8:14-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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