What does it mean?
1. In Hebrew 1:1-4 the authors says in these “last days” God has spoken through his Son, and then he goes on to describe him. How would you summarize what the author is trying to convey by this long list of descriptions of the Son?
2. In 2:1-4, what does it mean to “drift away”? What are signs of drifting?
3. What is the “great salvation” that the author is referencing?
4. In 2:14-18, why does the author say Jesus “had to be made like his brothers in every respect”?
5. In 4:11-13 why should we “strive” to enter God’s rest? How do we “strive” to enter God’s rest? What does that striving look like?
6. No one is hidden from God’s sight, and will have to give an account. What is the author intending to convey by telling us this?
7. In 5:11-14, what’s the difference between milk and solid food according to the author?
8. How would you paraphrase the big idea of 6:1-8?
How does it apply?
1. When you read chapter 1, and think about Jesus as the author describes him, how do you feel?
2. Given what you’ve seen and experienced of God, is drifting away from your original confidence a possibility for you?
3. Are there circumstances that sometimes challenge your holding with confidence to Jesus? Explain.
4. When you look back, when did you start consuming solid spiritual food? How did you begin to eat spiritual solid food? What was the process?
5. What have you found to be an effective way to feed others spiritual milk, spiritual solid food?
6. What are your thoughts when discussing eternal security? Do you feel more or less sure that God wants us to have confidence that we belong to Him?
7. What is the author of Hebrews hoping his audience feels after reading Hebrews 6:1-8? Explain. What gives you confidence that you belong to God today?