Life Group Questions for Feb. 7, 2016

Hebrews 6:13-20
What does it mean?

  1. How would you summarize the big idea of 6:9-12?
  2. What was the promise God made to Abraham?
  3. To what event in Abraham’s life is the author referring to when he tells us Abraham “patiently waited”?
  4. Why did God swear by Himself?
  5. What specifically is being referred to by “the unchangeable character of his purpose”?  What purpose?
  6. What exactly is “the hope set before us”?
  7. What, according to the author, motivates us to “hold fast to the hope set before us”?
  8. What is the “anchor for our soul”?
  9. The author tells us about our hope, that it, ”enters into the inner place behind the curtain”.  What does that mean?
  10. In what sense was Jesus a “forerunner on our behalf”?
  11. Who is Melchizedek?
  12. How would paraphrase the big idea of 6:13-20?

How does it apply?

  1. When you think of the faith manifest in Abraham’s offering of Isaac, where do your thoughts and feelings go?
  2. What has motivated, empowered you to cling to the hope we have in Jesus?
  3. Is Jesus the anchor for your soul that provides steadfastness?  Explain.
  4. How do you feel when Jesus as your anchor doesn’t seem as steadfast as you would like?
  5. What do you do when you are feeling less certain in Jesus?
  6. What would help you to “hold fast to the hope” set before you?

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