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Study Questions - Life Study of Hebrews

  1. Explain what it means to “fall away from the grace of God.”

  2. What are some of the causes of falling away from the grace of God?

  1. What does it mean to be holy? How does God make us holy?

  2. Why is the Christian life a balance between peace and holiness?

  1. Why is the Christian life called a race in Hebrews 12:1? What is this race?

  2. In what way must we run this race?

  1. Why is Jesus referred to as the “Author and Perfecter” of faith?

  2. Since we have no believing ability in ourselves, how are we able to believe into the Lord?

  1. Describe how faith can be seen in the lives of Abraham and Moses.

  2. Hebrews 11:40 says of the witnesses of faith, “that apart from us they should not be made perfect.” What does this mean?

  1. Explain why faith is the unique way to receive the gospel and live the Christian life.

  2. Define and describe “faith” according to Hebrews 11:1.

  1. Explain what the punishment and reward are referring to in Hebrews 10:29 and 35.

  2. Describe what is meant by the phrase “the gaining of the soul” in Hebrews 10:39.

  1. List the eleven items that prove to us the security of God’s eternal salvation. Include appropriate verse references.

  2. Describe the ways in which God disciplines His children.

  1. Why is “coming forward” the focal point of the book of Hebrews and what do we come forward to?

  2. Why did the writer of Hebrews warn the Hebrew believers not to forsake their assembling together? How is this to sin willfully?

  1. What is the main thought in Hebrews 10:1-18?

  2. What are the three main items of the new covenant and why is the forgiveness of sins as the fourth item mentioned last? Explain how forgiveness is a supplement?

  1. What are the items of Christ’s accomplishment in His first manifestation and in the interval?

  2. What are the items of Christ’s accomplishment in His second manifestation?

  1. What “better things” make the new covenant superior to the old covenant?

  2. What is the relationship between God’s promise, His covenant and the Lord’s new testament?

  1. What are the experiences of Christ in the outer court and in the Holy Place?

  2. What are the experiences of Christ in the Holy of Holies?

  1. How do the two tabernacles—the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies signify two covenants?

  2. What does it mean for us as the New Testament believer to come to the Holy of Holies?

  1. What does the term “sonize” mean and how does it relate to Christ as Firstborn Son of God becoming the “standard model”?

  2. How is the law of life the crucial point in gaining the corporate reproduction of the standard model?

  1. What is the origin, definition, location, function, power and issue of the law of life?

  2. How is Christ’s intercession in the heavens related to the operation of the law of life in us?

  1. Explain why the new covenant is superior to the old covenant.

  2. What are the four major items of the contents of the new covenant?

  1. Compare God’s economical salvation in Romans 3 through 8 with Christ’s saving us to the uttermost in Hebrews 7?

  2. What is Christ’s more excellent ministry today? How does it relate to Christ’ heavenly intercession?

  1. What are the three aspects of the priesthood and their functions in fulfilling God’s purpose?

  2. What are the fourteen characteristics of this life mentioned in this message?

  1. What is the difference between the kingly priesthood and the divine priesthood of Christ?

  2. What are the qualifications of Christ’s priesthood that make Him able to save us to the uttermost?

  1. How does the book of Hebrews reveal the secret of how the Christ who is objective to us in heaven can be our subjective experience on earth today?

  2. Why do we say that the heavenly priesthood of Christ is kingly, perpetual and great?

  1. What are the five elements of the turn in the book of Hebrews that begins in Hebrews 7:1?

  2. What are the two sections of Christ’s ministry and what is accomplished in each?

  1. What is the way for us to be brought on to maturity?

  2. What must we flee from and into what must we flee for refuge?

  1. What is the word of righteousness and why is it referred to as the solid food?

  2. What are the six items of the word of the beginning of Christ and how are they in pairs?

  1. How is Christ a High Priest according to order of Melchisedec and how is this superior to Aaron?

  2. How does Christ as our High Priest become the cause of our eternal salvation?

  1. What is it that makes Christ as our High Priest so great and what is He as our High Priest doing?

  2. What is the throne of grace and how may we come forward to it today?

  1. What are the three stages of salvation typified with the Israelites?

  2. What are the three stages of salvation in the experience of the New Testament believers?

  1. What is the function of God’s living word within us and how do we know we have touched the living word?

  2. What are the parts of man and how do they correspond to the sections of God’s temple? Use a verse reference for each part.

  1. What are five warnings in the book of Hebrews and what is the Arminian error regarding them?

  2. Why is it so important that we remain in the church life today? In your answer you should mention the present, growing Sabbath rest and our refuge.

  1. Use the two parables in Matthew 25 to describe the life and work needed for entering into the millennial kingdom.

  2. How does the error of Calvinism mislead people into being slothful and missing the reward?

  1. What is importance of each of the three ages in fulfilling God’s eternal purpose?

  2. How does Matthew 24 and 25 help us to understand reward or punishment of the believers? How can we pay the price today?

  1. How have the two major schools of doctrine failed to interpret the warnings in the book of Hebrews?

  2. How is the pure word of the Bible different from both Calvinism and Arminianism in the matter of either receiving a prize or suffering a loss?

  1. What is the relationship between the Sabbath rest today and in the coming age?

  2. Explain how the next Sabbath is a reward and encouragement for our running the race properly today.

  1. Describe the Sabbath rest in the various ages.

  2. Give three reasons why the church today is the Sabbath rest.

  1. What are the three stages of Christ as the Sabbath rest to us?

  2. How may we say that the church life is the Sabbath rest?

  1. How does the land relate to both Christ and the proper people of God?

  2. What was the ultimate consummation of entering the good land? How does this relate to the church life and the New Jerusalem?

  1. What is the difference in our being a partaker of Christ and partner of Christ and what is the relationship between the two?

  2. What is the purpose of our being Christ’s partners?

  1. In what aspects does Paul indicate the superiority of Christ to Moses?

  2. Why is it so important that we be in God’s house and care for His house?

  1. What are the nine main points related to the holy brothers?

  2. What are the eight main points related to the partakers of the heavenly calling?

  1. Why does the writer of Hebrews use the words merciful and faithful to describe the High Priest and how is Christ qualified to be such a High Priest?

  2. What is the basic significance of the priesthood, and how does the first mention of the word priest in the Bible show us this?

  1. What is the church in relation to the sons of God?

  2. What does it mean for the Son to declare the name of the Father to His brothers?

  1. What is the difference between positional sanctification and dispositional sanctification and which of these does Hebrews 2:11 refer to?

  2. Explain why the Lord needed to be the Firstborn Son of God in order to sanctify us.

  1. What is glory and how do the walls of the New Jerusalem relate to God's glory?

  2. How does Christ come from without us and from within us?

  1. What is the relationship between glory and fighting, and thus why do we need a Captain of salvation?

  2. What does it mean for Jesus to be made perfect through sufferings, and how does this apply to us?

  1. According to Hebrews 2, what four things were accomplished by Christ's crucifixion?

  2. What is the significance of the Father's name referred to in Hebrews 2:12?

  1. How is Jesus as a man superior to the angels?

  2. Describe God's purpose in the creation of man and how Christ fulfilled the prophecies concerning this purpose.

  1. What is the "so great a salvation" spoken of in Hebrews?

  2. What is the warning regarding this salvation and why is it needed?

  1. What is the significance of Christ being the Heir of all things?

  2. What does it mean that we are joint-heirs with Christ?

  1. Why is Hebrews a book of comparisons?

  2. How is Christ shown to be superior to the angels in vv. 4-12?

  1. What is meant by the terms "effulgence of His glory" and "impress of His substance"?

  2. Describe Christ's work in creation and redemption.

  1. How does the book of Hebrews begin? Why is this significant?

  2. Describe the two stages of God's speaking.

  1. What does the term "Hebrews" mean and why was this epistle written to them?

  2. Describe the contents of this book.

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