TRAMPLING ON JESUS PRODUCES A DISASTROUS RESULT
April 17, 2016
Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV:  For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,  but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.  Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.  How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?  For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
In today’s text the author wants us to undoubtedly understand, there is nothing worse than not treasuring Jesus. Nothing.
- The essence of the offense:
- The disastrous result of the offense: HELL
- The nature of the offense:
Life Group Questions
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
- How would you summarize 10:19-25?
- What does he mean by “go on sinning deliberately”? What is it? What’s that look like?
- Who has received the knowledge of truth?
- Why does there “no longer” remain a sacrifice for sins in the context of what the author is writing?
- Who should fearfully expect judgment and a fury of fire?
- what’s the author’s point in comparing those who “set aside the law of Moses” and those who “spurned the Son of God”?
- Why does he tell us, “The Lord will judge his people”?
- Why is it a “fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”?
- How would you summarize the author’s big idea in 10:26-31?
HOW DOES IT APPLY?
- When and how did you first learn about hell? What were you feeling?
- When and how did the reality of the atrocious, dreadful, horrific, frightful reality of hell really impress you?
- How do you now feel about the author using the terror of hell to motivate us to treasure Jesus?
- What motivates you more to love Jesus, the joy of life with Him now and for eternity, or the threat of hell? Explain why?
- Are you confident you belong to God?
- Is there anything you can do to increase your confidence in Jesus?
- Is there anything anyone else could do to help increase your confidence in Jesus?