Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,
says Yahweh of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6
Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the King of Glory may come in! Who is this King of Glory?
Yahweh of Hosts: He is the King of Glory. Psalm 24:9-10
In verses 1:1-4 we learn eight things about Christ. One is that he has been appointed the heir of all things. Can you give two others?
In Hebrews 1:10-12 Christ is described with an OT passage applied to Yahweh, thus indicating his deity. The OT psalm quoted is 102:25-27, which speaks of the creation. Can you quote at least one important phrase of this Messianic psalm as it is recorded in Hebrews?
Why does the author of Hebrews admonish us to give earnest heed to the things we have heard?
In Heb. 3:7-11 the writer quotes Ps. 95:7-11. Based on this text from the Psalms, he admonishes the Hebrew Christians not to do what their fathers had done after being led out of Egypt. What is the specific reason cited why that generation died in the wilderness without entering the promised land?
According to the writer's argument in chapter 4, "There remains a Sabbath-rest for the people of God" (4:9). How do Joshua and David enter into the argument by which he established this conclusion?
The writer to the Hebrews does not originate the connection between Jesus and Melchizedek, the priest in Genesis 14. Where does the connection originate?
In Stephen's defense before the high priest, he gives us insight as to why Moses defended and avenged the Hebrew who was being oppressed by an Egyptian. Why did Moses strike down the Egyptian?
Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek. Explain how this proves that the priesthood of Melchizedek was greater than that of Levi.
Yahweh promised to make a "new covenant" with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. What is the central feature of this covenant?
In his reference to the "new covenant," the writer of Hebrews quotes four entire verses from Jeremiah 31, one of the longest quotations from the Old Testament found in the New Testament. However, to establishment his argument, he draws the reader's attention just to one word. What is it?
With this new covenant, the first has become obsolete. What was the old (first) covenant?
According to the writer of Hebrews, what were the three things found in the Ark of the Covenant?
Only the high priest could enter the Most Holy Place, and he only once a year on the Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). According to our author, what did the Holy Spirit signify by this?
If the animal sacrifices of the Levitical system could not ultimately "clear the conscience of the worshiper" (9:9), how was this accomplished for the Old Testament saints?
If the sacrifices of the Old Testament could not ultimately take away sin, what was one of the important truths that they taught Old Testament as well as New Testament saints?
In chapter 10 the writer of Hebrews gives his readers the reason why the Levitical sacrifices could not ultimately settle the sin issue. What is it?
Our author next quotes another Messianic psalm, Ps. 40:6-8, to explain what did ultimately take away sin. What was his conclusion?
In addition to the forgiveness of sin and being made holy, what other benefit accrues from the sacrifice of the Messiah?
Heb. 10:26-31 is another highly debated passage in the letter to the Hebrew Christians. Answer the following question based simply on the text itself: those who rejected the law of Moses were executed; what happens to those who reject the blood of Christ and insult the Spirit of grace?
Hebrews chapter 11 is often called the faith chapter. In it are mentioned 17 specific individuals who exemplified faith. Abel is the first. Can you give the names of seven more?
Two men in the Old Testament were taken into the presence of God without dying. One was the prophet Elijah (2 Kgs. 2:11, 12). The other one is mentioned as one of the heroes of faith. Who was he?
What is the central point of this chapter on faith?
According to the author of Hebrews, what had Abraham concluded as he prepared to offer his son Isaac to God?
In connection with Moses' faith, an important observation about sin is made. What is it?
In 12:22-24 the author of Hebrews tells his readers that they have not come to Mt. Sinai, where God descended in so terrifying a manner that even Moses trembled, but they have come to Mount Zion. He lists seven more things associated with Mt. Zion to which they have come. Give two.
What does our author say about marriage?
We are admonished to offer a sacrifice to God. What is it?
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