Hebrews studies series

 

Hebrews 13:8-16

THE ONE WE WORSHIP

HEBREWS STUDY #31                                                                 

 

·        Name some things that people worship which they should not worship.

·        Why do people worship other gods besides the Trinity?

·        Why do we worship the Lord Jesus Christ?

 

In Hebrews 13:8-13 we see the one we worship, the Lord Jesus Christ. We learn why and how we worship Him.

THE STABILITY OF CHRIST – Vs. 8

 

Ø     In what ways has Christ not changed?

Ø     How does the stability of Christ encourage you?

Ø     Why is the unchangeable Christ worthy of our worship?

 

THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST – Vss. 9-10

 

V     Vs. 9 – What are some “strange doctrines” that people follow today?

V     Are there any “strange doctrines” that Christians are particularly succeptable to?

V     How may a Christian’s heart be “established with grace”?  Why is this a good thing?

V     Why is a diet for religious reasons not profitable?

V     Vs. 10 – Where is the altar at which Christians eat?

John 6:53-58 - Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. [54] Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. [55] For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. [56] He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. [57] As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. [58] This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

 

V     What does it mean to feed on Christ?  How do we do it?

John 15:4-5 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. [5] I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

V     Why do those that serve the Tabernacle have no right to eat at the altar were we eat?

 

THE SANCTIFICATION BY CHRIST – Vss. 11-12

v    Vs. 11 – On the Day of Atonement the sacrifices for sin were not eaten by the priests. Other sacrifices on other days were.  The bodies were burned outside the “camp” or city.

v    Vs. 12 - Jesus suffered outside of the camp.  Where was he crucified?

v    How did Jesus sanctify us?

THE SACRIFICES FOR CHRIST – Vss. 13-16 

P  Vs. 13 – In what sense were Jewish Christians “outside the camp”?

P  In what sense are we as Christians “outside the camp”?

P  What does going to him “outside the camp” have to do with personal sanctification?

P  How do we bear his reproach?

2 Timothy 3:12 - Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

P  Vs. 14 – How does this verse help us to cope with life?

P  What city are we looking for?

Revelation 21:1-3 - And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. [2] And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

P  Vs. 15 – Why is praise an adequate sacrifice for the Christian to offer?

P  Why do we fail to offer this sacrifice as much as we should?

P  What can we do to make this sacrifice a greater reality in our lives?

P  Vs. 16 – What have you seen Christains do in the name of Jesus that was a good work?

P  To communicate is to share.  Who are some of the people that we as Christians should be sharing with?

P  Why should we want to offer these spiritual sacrifices to God?