Life Group Questions for March 20, 2016

Hebrews 9:23-28
What does it mean?

  1. What was the big idea of 9:15-22?
  2. Why was it necessary for the copies of heavenly things to be “purified with these rites”?  To what rites is the author referring?
  3. What heavenly things need to be purified?
  4. Why does Jesus appear in heaven on our behalf?
  5. Jesus didn’t offer himself repeatedly, and if he had he would have had to “since the foundation of the world”.  Why since the foundation of the world?
  6. Why according to the author, is it important that we understand Jesus appeared “once for all”?
  7. How did Jesus “put away sin”?
  8. What is the result of our dying?
  9. What is the result of Jesus’ dying?
  10. Why is Jesus appearing a second time?
  11. Who is Jesus coming for when he returns the second time?
  12. How would you summarize 9:23-28?

How does it apply?

  1. Why do you think the author spends so much time contrasting the old covenant with the sacrificial system and the new covenant with Jesus?
  2. How are you feeling about all the emphasis the author has given to the contrast?  Bored? Insightful?
  3. What applications have you personally found in examining this contrast?  Are there some places in your life where you have added something to Jesus?
  4. are you “eagerly waiting” for Jesus 2nd coming?  Explain.

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