September 18, 2022 - Christ Is Superior to Melchizedek (Part 2)

Hebrews 7:15-25
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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 does it mean that Christ is a priest in the “likeness” of Melchizedek (cf. vs. 15)? List some ways in which Christ is like and yet distinct from Melchizedek.

3. Describe the significant elements of Christ being a priest forever. As those that have been saved, do we still need a priest? How does the eternal nature of Christ’s priesthood impact our eternal state (cf. Revelation 1:17-18)?

4. Explain the meaning of Christ being greater than the Law? What is the Law (cf. Exodus 20:1 – 21:13)? In what way was the Law weak (cf. Matthew 5:17; Romans 8:1-4; 10:1-4; Galatians 3:23-29)?

5. What access and hope does Christ provide those who trust in Him (cf. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 2:18)?

6. How does the New Covenant differ from the Old Covenant (cf. Hebrews 9:1)? Read the following passages and describe the gist of the New Covenant: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:26-27; 2 Corinthians 11:25-26; Hebrews 12:24.

7. Explain what it means that Jesus is the way. Have you embraced Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life? Why did God make the gate narrow that leads to Him? List some ways in which the road leading to life is hard (cf. Matthew 7:13).


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