Life Group Questions for Nov. 20, 2016

Hebrews 13:7-16
What does it mean?

1. How would you summarize the big ideas of chapters 1-11?

2. How would you paraphrase the big idea of chapter 12?

3. What transition is taking place in Chapter 13?

4. Who are leaders the author is referring to in 13:7? What outcome is the author describing?

5. What does v.8 teach about Jesus?  How does v.8 connect to v.7 and v.9?

6. What warning does the author give in v.9? Have we encountered similar warnings in Hebrews? Explain.

7. What does it mean to be “strengthened by grace”?

8. What altar is the author referring to in v.10? According to the author, who cannot eat from it? Explain.

9. What connection does the author seem to make between Jesus and the Old Testament sacrifices?  Based on this, what does the therefore encourage the readers to do?

10. What was the reproach Jesus endured?

11. What two kinds of sacrifices does the author encourage in response to Jesus’ sacrifice?

12. What is a sacrifice of praise?

13. What does the author mean by ‘do good and share what you have’ in v.16?

14. How would you paraphrase the big idea of 13:7-16?

How does it apply?

1. What has been something that has been new or sharpened during your study of Hebrews?

2. During our study of Hebrews, have you increased your search for, or found, models of genuine, enduring faith? Explain.

3. What are you still tempted to add to Jesus + NOTHING? Explain.

4. How do we encourage and challenge each other to live lives with faith that endures?

5. In clinging to Jesus, have you expected or encountered criticism or external pressure to stop enduring in faith?  How have you responded?

6. How does the hope of heaven, the city that is to come, motivate you to continue to have faith that endures?

7. How does your faith influence the way you share your life and stuff with others?

8. How can we, as a life group, continue to grow in our celebration of God?

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