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THE MARKS OF FAITH

Discussion Questions 1. How are you struggling today with the comforts and pleasures offered by the world? How does this passage help you be more willing to give them up? 2. What challenges do you face today where God is asking you to believe when it doesn’t make sense? How does this passage motivate you to press…

Faith Trusts God for the Future

Discussion Questions 1. In what ways do you see your heart drawn away from heaven to the things of earth? 2. Does the promise of heaven and the faithfulness of God give you the courage to live differently in this world? How? 3. How does the faithfulness of Abraham and the others mentioned in Hebrews 11 give you hope…

You Gotta Have Faith

Discussion Questions 1) Did you have any misunderstandings about faith before this message from Hebrews 11? How does this passage help clarify what faith really is? 2) Why do you think we are tempted to make good works the ground for our relationship with God rather than faith? Why do we try to approach God…

IS YOUR FAITH REAL?

sermon outline Scripture: Hebrews 10:32-39 You Have Been Enlightened with the Truth “But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened . . .” (v32a) “the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of…

God’s Judgment is Terrifying

Discussion Questions 1) Do you have someone in your life who was an apostate? Do you sense the tendency in your own heart to drift from Jesus? 2) How can you tell the difference between a Christian struggling with sin and a Christian who might be headed toward apostasy? How does this passage in Hebrews…

RSVP

Discussion Questions 1) Are you confident that you can draw near to a holy God? How has this passage helped you to gain confidence? 2) How important have doctrine and theology been in your life? Are there places where you are wavering about what you believe? How can this passage help? 3) How is your…

Bad News, Good News

Discussion QUestions 1. How does this passage help you understand the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament? How does Christ speaking through the Psalms (verse 5) change your view of the Old Testament? Why do believers need to understand this? 2. How might this passage change the way you view the Lord’s supper? Why…

A reason to worship

Discussion Questions 1. What is it about Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross that makes you want to worship him today? 2. What words would you use to describe how you feel when you remember that Jesus is presently advocating on your behalf in heaven? What does it make you want to do in response? 3. What parts of…

Jesus’ Blood is better

Discussion Questions 1) Which parts of your inheritance in Christ are you most looking forward to? How are some of those blessings present in your life already? 2) In what ways might you have downplayed the seriousness of your sin? Or how might you have downplayed the seriousness of God’s holiness? How does this passage…

Access Denied

Discussion Questions 1) How does Hebrews 9 help you see that Christ is present even in the Old Testament? What features of the tabernacle stood out to you and why? 2) Does Hebrews 9 change the way you think about the unprecedented access Christians have to God? What does more confidence look like (or not…