August 28, 2022 - Words of Encouragement

Hebrews 6:9-12
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Life Group Questions

1. If you were not at this week’s service, consider going to the church website and listening to the sermon. What main ideas did you gain from the message? Do you have any questions?

2. Read Matthew 13:24-30. How does this parable impact your understanding of Hebrews 6:1-12? Do Jesus’ words comfort you, or disturb you?

3. Read Hebrews 6:9. The writer uses the word beloved to identify true believers. Read Matthew 3:17; Matthew 17:5; Mark 1:11; Mark 9:7; Luke 3:22. What are your thoughts about God using the same word to identfy His beloved Son?

4. According to verse 9, the writer of the book of Hebrews used the statement “things that belong to salvation.” After listening to the 10 biblical benefits that belong to or accompany salvation, which ones encouraged you the most?

5. Read Hebrews 6:10. Is it encouraging or discouraging that God keeps the records of our works? Read Ephesians 2:10; James 2:17, 26. What are your thoughts on good works? Is it possible to be a genuine believer and have no good works?

6. According to verse 10, the writer uses the statement “the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints.” How does this statement provide a motivation for serving the saints? Where does our love for the saints originate? How can serving the saints be a blessing to God?

7. What are some ways we can serve the saints?

8. Read Hebrews 6:11-12. Who are some bible characters that would be worthy of imitating? Why are they worthy of being imitated, or what have they done that you should imitate them? Who is the “One” we should best try and imitate?

9. Read Matthew 10:37. In light of Hebrews 6:1-8, what does Jesus say about what a true commitment to Christ looks like? What areas of your life are you holding above your love and devotion to Christ? Do you struggle in applying Jesus’ standard of devotion for him, over everything else? Spend some time to consider and pray about your struggle.

1. If you were not at this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What main ideas did you gain from the message? Do you have any questions?

2. Read the following passages: Hebrews 1:4-7, 13; 2:2,5,7,9. Why do you think the writer of the book of Hebrews had so much to say about angels? What would you say are the main points about angels in these passages? Read Hebrews 1:14. What is the role of angels? Who are angels sent out to serve?

3. Read Hebrews 2:5. How would you define the world to come? Who will not be ruling? Who will be ruling?

4. Read Hebrews 2:6-9. What does it mean that for a little while Jesus was made lower than the angels? What are some Bible doctrines that flow from Jesus being made for a little while lower than the angels?

5. Define how you understand the difference between “Son of God” and “Son of Man”? What is the significance of Jesus being called “the Son of Man?” How is His humanity and deity reflected in the usage? See Daniel 7:13-14 and Isaiah 53:3-5.

6. What is the significance of Jesus being “crowned” with glory and honor? What does the writer of Hebrews say that Jesus did to be worthy to receive such a crown? See Hebrews 2:9.

7. Why did Christ have to take the form of a man and lower Himself to save us? See 1 Corinthians 15:45-49, Romans 5:17.

8. What does it mean that by the grace of God Jesus might taste death for everyone? See Hebrews 2:9.

9. What is not under Christ’s rule/dominion? What impact does it have on us knowing that everything is controlled by Christ? See Matthew 28:18-20.


by Danny Jarmon 
/ Pastoral Care Ministries

Macedonia Baptist Church
10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540
(919) 567-3460

 

Macedonia Baptist Church
10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540
(919) 567-3460

 

Macedonia Baptist Church   /   10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540   /   (919) 567-3460