Love One Another | 11.26.2023
1. What is your favorite part of the book of Hebrews? What was hard for you to understand from the book of Hebrews? What do you want to study further in Hebrews?
2. Of the 12 points of application in Hebrews 13, which are most urgent for you personally and why? Which seem less urgent and why?
o Love one another (13:1)
o Show hospitality to strangers (13:2)
o Remember those in prison and those mistreated (13:3)
o Honor marriage and keep the marriage bed pure (13:4)
o Be content, free from the love of money (13:5)
o Remember your leaders, consider their life, imitate their faith (13:7)
o Don’t get carried away, remain ground, strengthened by grace (13:8)
o Offer to God a sacrifice of praise (13:15)
o Do good, share with others (13:16)
o Have confidence in and submit to your leaders (13:17)
o Pray for others (13:18)
o Bear with this word of exhortation (13:22)
3. What about the book of Hebrews is an excellent precursor to and preparation for Advent?
Consuming Fire | 11.19.2023
1. Historically have you viewed hardships in life as the natural consequences of living in a fallen world, the just desserts of a past sin, or the loving discipline of a caring God? Why do you think you have held that particular view?
2. How have past hardships affected your faith in God’s goodness and love either negatively or positively?
3. How have you experienced God working hardships together for your good? (Romans 8:28)
4. How have you seen enduring past hardships produce increased righteousness and peace in your life? (12:11)
5. What hardships are you currently enduring and how might they be opportunities to grow in holiness? (Hebrews 12:10)