May 17, 2015
This Week’s Take Home Truth:
“Till God’s kingdom is consummated, Christians are to demonstrate acceptable worship in their actions and attitudes…”
This Week’s Resources:
This is the final lesson of the 2014-15 Lighthouse Year, and it is also our final lesson from our study of Hebrews. For most of you, this will also be your final Lighthouse meeting before your summer break.
The purpose of this lesson is to review what we have learned during our study of Hebrews, and to give opportunity for your group members to share what they have learned, and how the Word of God spoke to them during our look at Hebrews.
Review of Hebrews
- Looking back at your notes from this week’s sermon, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
- The purpose for the Epistle to the Hebrews was exhortation (see Hebrews 13:22). How would you define exhortation?
- Let’s review some of the words of exhortation in this letter to the Hebrews:
All of Hebrews 1 is exhortation.
God spoke in His Son, Jesus who is better than the angels.
Hebrews 2:5-18 is also all exhortation.
Jesus was made lower than the angels for a little while so that He could make propitiation for the sins of man.
Jesus is faithful and worthy of more glory than Moses.
Jesus is a priest forever, the source of eternal salvation.
Convinced of better things concerning the beloved brethren, things accompanying salvation—work, love, serving the saints.
Abraham waited for the promise.
We have hope, Jesus, within the veil.
All of Hebrews 7
Jesus is a priest forever, the guarantee of a better covenant, able to save forever.
All of Hebrews 8
We have a high priest seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven. A minister in the true tabernacle, a more excellent ministry, mediator of a better covenant.
All of Hebrews 9
Christ entered the greater and more perfect tabernacle, having obtained eternal redemption. His blood will cleanse your conscience.
He offered His body. We have been sanctified through that offering once for all. Covenant—sins remembered no more.
All of Hebrews 11
Faith and hope
Men and women of old gained approval by faith.
You have forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons…discipline of the Lord. Those whom the Lord loves, He disciplines.
God of peace equip you in every good thing to do His will.
- Do any of the above exhortations impact you? How do they encourage or challenge you?
- If we summarized Hebrews is a single sentence, we could say, “Jesus is better.” Yet, that begs the question: better than what? The writer outlined areas where Jesus is superior:
Jesus is better than the angels
Jesus is better than Moses & Aaron
Jesus is our high priest
Jesus brought a better covenant
Jesus offered a better sacrifice
Jesus’ sacrifice cleansed our conscience
Jesus brought eternal salvation
- How has our study of Hebrews helped you to press on to maturity?
- How has our study of Hebrews helped you to draw near to God and to grow in your love for Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for you?
- What is the most impactful lesson you have learned during our study of Hebrews?