September 11, 2022 - Christ Is Superior to Melchizedek (Part 1)

Hebrews 7:1-14
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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. Do you think Christians can lose their salvation? Can our sin cause God to give up on us or forsake us? Can a Christian walk away from God? Explain.

3. Read the following passages and provide some observations about the assurance and security we have in Christ: Hebrews 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 1:6; John 6:37; 10:27-30; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2:8-10; 4:30; Romans 8:37-39; 11:29.

4. How does the writer’s use of contrasting pronouns (e.g., we, us, they, and those) help us interpret this passage? What was the writer’s confidence about his audience as opposed to those mentioned in 6:4-8 (cf. Hebrews 6:9)?

5. Define repentance and explain its importance (cf. Luke 13:3). How is repentance involved with our salvation? Do Christians still need to repent of sin after they have been saved? Explain.

6. Explain how a person can be enlightened by God and still be lost in their sin (cf. John 1:9; Matthew 12:23; Mark 1:27; Luke 2:47). What does it mean that these individuals had tasted of the heavenly gift (cf. Hebrews 2:9; Matthew 27:34; John 8:51-52)?

7. What does it mean to taste of the goodness of the Word of God and the power to come (cf. Psalm 19:7-8; 2 Timothy 4:3-4)? Have you tasted of these things? If so, describe some of the goodness you’ve enjoyed from God’s Word and the events to come.

8. Do you know for certain that you are saved? Do you feel confident that you’ll be with Christ in heaven for all eternity? Do you ever struggle with these things? If so, consider talking to somebody at the church who can help you work through your struggles.

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. What is the significance of Abraham giving a tithe to Melchizedek (cf. Genesis 14)? How is it that the writer of Genesis mentions the idea of giving a tithe even before the commandment for tithes is given in the Levitical Law?

3. Do you think God still expects people to give a tithe? Do you think God expects His people to give monetarily or otherwise to the church? If so, how much? Seek and ask the Lord how He would want you to give.

4. Describe what we know about Melchizedek from Hebrews. Do you believe he was merely a man or something more? What are your thoughts about those who say Melchizedek was an appearance of Christ before His incarnation?

5. How was Melchizedek superior to Abraham? Why might the statement about Melchizedek’s superiority over Abraham be shocking to Jews? Why do you think the writer mentions this characteristic of Melchizedek?

6. In what way does the writer present Christ as superior to Melchizedek? What is the significance of Christ being from the tribe of Judah (cf. Genesis 49:8-10; Isaiah 11:1-2; 2 Samuel 7:12-14)? How does the genealogy of Christ set him apart from the levitical system of laws and priests?

7. List at least two things that you have learned about Melchizedek from our study in the book of Hebrews. List at least one question that you still have concerning Melchizedek.


by Terry Beatty
/  Lead Teacher and Ministry Vision

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