The Superiority of Christ and Faith

The book of Hebrews shows us the supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ.
It was probably written before the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, but the identity of the author is unknown.

“He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things. y his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the majesty on high”. Hebrews 1:3

Prepare for each week …..
read these sections of the book of Hebrews

October 28 – WEEK 1

November 4 – WEEK 2

November 11 – WEEK 3

November 18 – WEEK 4

• Better than Angels

• Better than Moses

• Better than Old Testament Priesthood

• New Covenant is Better than Old

Hebrews 1:1 – 2:18

Hebrews 3:1 – 4:13

Hebrews 4:14 – 7:28

Hebrews 8:1 – 10:18

November 25 – WEEK 5

• Examples from the greats

Hebrews 10:19 – 13:25

QUESTIONS FOR MORE THOUGHT

  1. How do the following verses help you understand why Hebrews was written? 13:22-25; 2:1-3; 5:11-14; 6:11-12; 10:35-39; 12:12-13; 13:9-10; 13:17-19
  2. John Stott said of Jesus – ‘He has no peers, no rivals and no successors.’ How does Hebrews 1 & 2 help you see the uniqueness of Jesus?
  3. What role do angels play in God’s kingdom? [note: the word ‘angel’ means ‘messenger’].
  4. ‘Drifting away’ [2:1] is not uncommon in the Christian life. What does Hebrews say to help us not to drift? How can we help each other?
  1. What would it mean for you to daily ‘fix your thoughts on Jesus’?
  2. Moses was the extreme example of a great servant of God. Hebrews 3:2-6 makes it clear that Jesus is superior to Moses as the humble servant. Why is Jesus a better example of a servant to follow than Moses?
  3. Hebrews 3 quotes Psalm 95, highlighting the desert wanderings of the Israelites. How do you keep your heart from being hardened to God’s voice?
  4. God has given us his Spirit in our hearts, the Scriptures in our hands, and his people by our side. Does your daily and weekly worship demonstrate your openness to these three gifts of grace? Do you consider yourself to be someone who hears God’s voice?