Hebrews studies series
HEBREWS STUDY #32
· Name a great conclusion to a Bible Story.
· What is the purpose of a conclusion to a story or book?
· What will a good conclusion do?
We have finally reached the conclusion of the Book of Hebrews. In Hebrews 13:18-25, we have the concluding words. I believe that there are some practical tips from the writer of Hebrews as he wraps up his book.
Ø Should we pray for everybody? Why?
1 Timothy 2:1-4 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Ø Should we pray the requests that everyone asks us to pray?
Ø What made the author of Hebrews’ request a worthy request? What was that request?
Ø Of what value are a good conscience and a willingness to live honestly?
Ø The author was probably a leader in the church. Why do pastors need more prayer?
Ø How should you pray for pastors?
V Vs. 20 - Why is it a comfort to you that God is a God of peace?
V How did God prove that He is a God of peace?
V Of what significance is the resurrection of Christ?
V In what ways is Jesus the good shepherd?
John 10:11 - I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:14 - I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 10:27-28 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
V In what way(s) is Jesus the great shepherd?
V What is the everlasting covenant? Of what significance is the blood?
V Vs. 21 – To make us perfect means to equip us, or to mend us so we are useful.
V What will God equip us to do? Why is that so important?
V How does God equip us to do his will?
Ephes. 2:10 - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
V What is our responsibility in this process? See Hebrews 4:14-15 and 12:1-2
V Vs. 25 – How is this verse a fitting conclusion to this epistle?
v Why should the readers of this epistle be open to what was written?
v What might have disturbed some of the recipients of this letter?
v In what ways could this book be considered a “few words”?
v What should be our attitude when the Word of God is preached by others or read by us?
P Who was Timothy? Why was it important that they be informed of his release?
P Of what value would have been a visit from Timothy and the author of Hebrews?
J Of what value is it to greet other Christians and to send greetings to other Christians?
J What are churches like that do not exchange warm greetings?