Hebrews studies series

 

Hebrews 3:7-19

AVOIDING DISASTER

HEBREWS STUDY #6

 

s        What are some types of avoidable disasters?

s        What is the worst avoidable disaster that you have seen?

s        Why are not more disasters avoided?

s        What are some personal disasters that Christians can and should avoid?

s        What is the worst personal disaster of all?

 

Some of the recipients of the Book of Hebrews were in danger of leaving Christianity in favor of a return to the Jewish religion. This passage is a warning against making the same mistake that their forefathers did in the Wilderness.

RESTRICTION Vss. 7-8

 

     What are some of the miraculous things that God did in Egypt that should have bolstered Israels faith?

     What are some of the miraculous things that God did after Israel left Egypt that should have bolstered her faith?

     The Word wherefore in verse 7 takes us back to verses 1-6 where Christ is seen as superior to Moses. Because Christ is superior to Moses we should not commit the same sins that the Children of Israel committed under Moses leadership.

     Psalm 95 is being quoted throughout this passage. If we hear Gods voice why should we take action immediately?

     Why is it a disaster to delay action when God calls us to do something, especially to salvation?

     What is a hard heart? How do people today develop hard hearts? Vs. 8

     During the Wilderness wanderings, Israel demonstrated a hard heart provoking God instead of trusting Him while they were being tested in the Wilderness.

     Whats the best way to avoid a hard heart?

RETROSPECTION Vss. 9-11

 

     Why did Israel wander in the Wilderness for forty years? Numbers 13-14

     In what other ways did the children of Israel rebel against God in the Wilderness? Two specific times of rebellion are cited in Exodus 17:1-7 and Numbers 20:1-13

     Why is grumbling and complaining a test of God? Vs. 9

     How do Christians today err in their heart? Vs. 10

     Why do we not know Gods ways the way we should? Vs. 10

     What will we lack when we do not know Gods ways? Vs. 11

RESPONSIBILITY Vss. 12-13

       What is the sobering truth about unbelief stated in verse 12? Why is it so sobering?

       What responsibility do I have towards myself when it comes to unbelief? Vs. 12

       What responsibility do I have towards others when it comes to unbelief? How can I carry out that responsibility? Vs. 13

REASSURANCE Vs. 14

F   What does it mean to be a partaker of Christ?

F   What does holding the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end indicate?

F   Why should we be concerned about those who have fallen away from church and Christianity? 1 John 2:19

REVIEW Vss. 15-19

P  Why do you think God repeats Himself in verse 15?

P  What does it take to grieve God? Vss. 17-18

P  Why should we be grieved when we grieve God? Vs. 17

P  What did the Israelites lack when they grieved God? Vss. 18-19

P  What will we lack when we grieve God with our unbelief? Vs. 19