What does it mean?
- How would you summarize chapter 9:1-14?
- As precisely as possible, what is the writer referring back to when he says “therefore”?
- What does it mean that Christ is our mediator? Is Christ a new mediator? Explain.
- What does the author intend to communicate by using the word “called”?
- According to the author, what requirement must be met in order for a will to take effect? Why?
- Why does the author place an importance on death in reference to God’s plan of salvation?
- What does the author mean by saying “even the first covenant was inaugurated by blood”?
- Does the blood shed in the Old Covenant cleanse anything? If so, to what degree?
- What does it mean “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness?” Is there something magical about blood? Explain.
- How would you paraphrase the big idea of 9:15-22?
How does it apply?
- Have you ever had a conversation with some one who said there are multiple ways to heaven? How did/would you respond?
- What does this promised eternal inheritance mean to you?
- How would you encourage someone who says that they treasure Christ, but still feel insecure/guilty over past choices in life?
- How would you respond to someone who asked “Why can’t God just say, ‘I forgive you’? Why the need for death?”
- When did you realize the great cost of your forgiveness?
- How can you live more in the promised freedom of the blood of Christ?