Jesus: The Greatest Sacrifice (Hebrews 9:15-10:25)

Apr 24, 2022    Pastor Doug Thuen
Complete in Jesus / “Jesus: The Greatest Sacrifice”
April 24, 2022
Hebrews 9:15-10:25
Study questions

1. Read Hebrews 9:15-17. What is necessary in order for someone to be a beneficiary to a will and testament? How does this analogy apply when speaking of the Old Covenant? The New Covenant? According to verse 15, what is the benefit to those who have been called? What does this mean to you?

2. Read Hebrews 9:18-22. In light of Exodus 24, how does the author connect the atoning blood sacrifice and the purpose of the blood of Christ? (See also Leviticus 17:11.)

3. Why does the writer of Hebrews use the phrase, ‘one may almost say’ in verse 22? (See Leviticus 5:11.)

4. Read Hebrews 9:23-26. Identify how our Lord Jesus fulfilled the requirement of the Old Covenant by establishing the New Covenant.

5. Read Hebrews 9:27-28, are you comforted by these verses or uncomfortable? Why?

6. Read Hebrews 10:1-10. How has Jesus fulfilled the prophecy (from Psalm 40:6) spoken of here? What did God do for you through offering His Son, Jesus Christ? What does that mean to you?

7. Read Hebrews 10:11-18. What does this passage teach us about forgiveness? Do you struggle with the reality of this promise? Are you confident in it or do you doubt it? Why?

8. Read Hebrews 10:19-25. What applications does the writer present which come as a result of Christ’s work of substitutionary atonement? What does it mean to ‘stimulate one another to love and good deeds’? Where is that visible in your life (both by you and toward you)?

9. In Hebrews 10:25, early Christians were growing weary and tired to the point of losing motivation to gather with their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. How have others in the past encouraged you back into needed fellowship with God’s people? How can you encourage a discouraged brother or sister in Christ back
into fellowship with God’s people? According to this verse, what is the motivation behind doing that?