Hebrews studies series

 

Hebrews 4:14-16

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!

HEBREWS STUDY #8          

                                                   

s        What does the phrase, “Been there, done that!” mean?

s        How can someone saying this to us be an encouragement?

s        Have you ever been helped by someone who previously went through a problem that you were currently facing?

s        A boy lost his arm in a terrible accident.  He was despondent until…

s        Booth Tucker was told, “If your wife had just died as mine had, and your babies were crying for their mother who would never come back, you wouldn’t be saying what you’re saying.”  But then…

 

In the course of a lifetime you will face many problems, hurts, difficulties and temptations. There are times when someone can relate to you and say, “Been there, done that!”  Other times you will feel that nobody is relating to what you are facing.

 

There is, however a person who always understands your problem, always feels your problem, can always relate to your problem, and always say, “Been there, done that!”  That person, of course, is the Lord Jesus Christ. In our text we see how He is present to help us through any difficulty.

JESUS IS OUR PRIEST – Vs. 14

 

Ø     We think of Jesus as “prophet, priest, and king”.

Ø     Which of these functions did Jesus practice most when He came to earth?  How did he show it?

Ø     Which of these functions will Jesus practice when He returns to earth?  How will he show it?

Ø     Today Jesus functions as our priest.  Why is the term “great high priest” so significant?

Ø     What great act did the Jewish high priest perform on the Day of Atonement?

Ø     Before the high priest could offer a sacrifice for the people, for whom did he offer a sacrifice?  How was Jesus different?

Ø     To deliver the blood that was sprinkled on the altar, the high priest passed through three doors, the door to the outer court, the door to the holy place, and the veil to the “Holy of Holies”.

Ø     When Jesus ascended, he passed through the first heaven, the atmosphere, the second heaven, outer space, and the third heaven, where God resides

     (2 Corinthians 2:2-4). This would be the most holy place ever.

Ø     The high priest was required to leave the “Holy of Holies” as soon as he had sprinkled the blood, but would return in another year.  When Jesus ascended into Heaven, why did He not have to leave?

     Hebrews 9:12 - Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood

     he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for

     us.

Ø     In the light of the blood sacrifice that Jesus has offered, what is the significance of Mark 15:38?  And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Ø     How is Jesus being in Heaven as our High Priest a benefit to us?

Ø     Why should we hold fast the confession or profession of our faith as we are instructed to do in vs. 14?

Ø     What should the high priesthood of Jesus and our “holding fast” to our confession of faith do for our levels of anxiety, stress, and worry?

JESUS IS OUR PARTNER – Vs. 15

 

ü     How much contact do you think that the Old Testament priest had with the common man? 

ü     Jesus indwells every believer through His Holy Spirit.  How well does He know you, and how well can He intercede for you before God?

ü     What does Jesus know about our limitations, sorrows, and inconveniences?  What are some that He faced?

ü     Why was Jesus’ temptation more intense than anything we have ever faced?

ü     What three areas of temptation was Jesus victorious over?  1 John 2:16, Genesis 3:16, Mark 4:1-11

JESUS IS OUR PATHWAY – Vs. 16

 

·        Because Jesus is the Great High Priest and because He understands our weaknesses and is sympathetic toward them, we can come to the throne!

·        Where is the throne to which we come? Who sits on that throne?

·        There are times when the throne is a Throne of Judgment.  For the Christian it is the Throne of Grace.  What is grace?

·        We should bring all things to this throne of grace.  What are some of the things that we should bring?

·        In whose name do we come to the Throne of Grace?

·        What should we expect to receive at the Throne of Grace?

·        Why do we need “mercy”?  Why do we need “grace to help”?

·        How is Jesus the pathway to the Throne of Grace? John 14:13-14

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be

    glorified in the Son. [14] If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

 

This is a complete lesson based on a previously issued seed.