Life Group Questions for March, 13, 2016

Hebrews 9:15-22
What does it mean?

 

  1. How would you summarize chapter 9:1-14?
  2. As precisely as possible, what is the writer referring back to when he says “therefore”? 
  3. What does it mean that Christ is our mediator?  Is Christ a new mediator? Explain.
  4. What does the author intend to communicate by using the word “called”?
  5. According to the author, what requirement must be met in order for a will to take effect? Why? 
  6. Why does the author place an importance on death in reference to God’s plan of salvation?
  7. What does the author mean by saying “even the first covenant was inaugurated by blood”?
  8. Does the blood shed in the Old Covenant cleanse anything?  If so, to what degree?
  9. What does it mean “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness?”  Is there something magical about blood? Explain.
  10. How would you paraphrase the big idea of 9:15-22?

How does it apply?

  1. Have you ever had a conversation with some one who said there are multiple ways to heaven?  How did/would you respond?
  2. What does this promised eternal inheritance mean to you? 
  3. How would you encourage someone who says that they treasure Christ, but still feel insecure/guilty over past choices in life?
  4. How would you respond to someone who asked “Why can’t God just say, ‘I forgive you’? Why the need for death?” 
  5. When did you realize the great cost of your forgiveness? 
  6. How can you live more in the promised freedom of the blood of Christ?

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