Hebrews studies series
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.
Ø What are some of the miraculous things that God did in Egypt that should have bolstered Israel’s faith?
Ø What are some of the miraculous things that God did after Israel left Egypt that should have bolstered her faith?
Ø 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.
Ø Psalm 95 is being quoted throughout this passage. If we hear God’s voice why should we take action immediately?
Ø Why is it a disaster to delay action when God calls us to do something, especially to salvation?
Ø What is a hard heart? How do people today develop hard hearts? Vs. 8
Ø During the Wilderness wanderings, Israel demonstrated a hard heart provoking God instead of trusting Him while they were being tested in the Wilderness.
Ø What’s the best way to avoid a hard heart?
ü Why did Israel wander in the Wilderness for forty years? Numbers 13-14
ü 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
ü Why is grumbling and complaining a test of God? Vs. 9
ü How do Christians today “err in their heart”? Vs. 10
ü Why do we not know God’s ways the way we should? Vs. 10
ü What will we lack when we do not know God’s ways? Vs. 11
à What is the sobering truth about unbelief stated in verse 12? Why is it so sobering?
à What responsibility do I have towards myself when it comes to unbelief? Vs. 12
à What responsibility do I have towards others when it comes to unbelief? How can I carry out that responsibility? Vs. 13
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
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