Life Group Questions for April 3, 2016

 

Hebrews 10:1-18
What does it mean?

  1. How would you summarize 9:23-28?
  2. What does it mean that the sacrifices were offered continually?
  3. The author quotes part of Psalm 40 in 10:5-7.  What is the author’s point?
  4. In what sense didn’t God take pleasure in sacrifices?
  5. What is the first order that is done away with in order to establish the second?  What is the second order?
  6. Why is it relevant that the priests stood and offered repeated sacrifices and Jesus offered one sacrifice and now sits?
  7. What time is Jesus waiting for now?
  8. What does it mean that Jesus “has perfected for all time those” who are being sanctified?  What does he mean by “perfected”?
  9. What does “are being sanctified” mean?  How is it different from “perfected”, if it is?
  10. Why does the author again quote Jeremiah (10:15-17)?  What does the quote mean?
  11. In one sentence how would you summarize the big idea of 10:1-18?

How does it apply?

  1. Why do you think the author of Hebrews spends so much time focusing and developing the complete, total, all sufficient sacrifice of Jesus?
  2. What do you think someone would look like that didn’t completely get the totality, the absolute sufficiency of Jesus’ sacrifice?  How would it be reflected in their thinking?  Their feelings?  Their behaviors?
  3. As we continue to process the complete sufficiency of Jesus’ sacrifice, are there any areas of your understanding that are being stretched?  If so, what?
  4. As the complete sufficiency of Jesus’ sacrifice continues to be emphasized, are there any thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that reveal you don’t hold this as fully as you might?  Explain.
  5. What benefits are you finding the complete, total, all sufficient sacrifice of Jesus brings?

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