Life Group Questions for February 28, 2016

Hebrews 8:1-13
What does it mean?

  1. How would you summarize the big idea of chapter 7?
  2. Where does the author tell us Jesus is now?  What’s the significance of where Jesus is?
  3. Why would Jesus not be allowed to be a priest on earth?
  4. What are the differences between the tent erected by Moses?
  5. In what sense were the offerings and tent Moses built a “copy and shadow of the heavenly things”?  What did Moses build?   What are the heavenly things?
  6. What makes the ministry and the covenant that Jesus mediates better than the old one?
  7. Why according to the author is a 2nd covenant necessary?
  8. As the author quotes Jeremiah to describe how the 2nd covenant is better than the old one, what does he say makes it better (8:10-12)?
  9. Why is the old covenant obsolete?
  10. How would you paraphrase the big idea of chapter 8?

How does it apply?

  1. How much do you know about the old covenant?  What’s your understanding of how God intended it to be used?
  2. Do you sense God’s presence more when you are in the church sanctuary?   Explain.
  3. What’s the difference between a priest and a pastor?
  4. What’s the difference between a pastor and a church attender?
  5. Do you ever feel like you need to act or behave in a certain way to earn God’s favor?  Explain.
  6. Do you look forward to joining Jesus in heaven in the true sanctuary?  Explain.

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