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Hebrews Bible Study Guides
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Hebrews Study Guides

Heb 1:1-2:4
Christ The Son of God
Heb 2:5-18 Christ The Son of Man
Heb 3:1-4:13 Christ Superior to Moses
Heb 4:14-6:12 Christ Superior to Aaron I
Heb 6:13-7:10 Christ Superior to Aaron II
Heb 7:11-28 Christ Superior to Aaron III
Heb 8:1-9:10 Christ the Better Sacrifice I
Heb 9:11-10:18 Christ the Better Sacrifice II
Heb 10:19-39 Plea for Preserving Faith I
Heb 11:1-40 Plea for Preserving Faith II
Heb 12:1-29 Plea for Preserving Faith III
Heb 13:1-25 Conclusion

Link to:

Kenneth Wuest on Hebrews


The Characteristics of 
Saving Faith in Hebrews

The Object of Saving Faith: Jesus Christ

Who do you believe Jesus is? (Heb 1:1-3:6)

What did he accomplish for you? (Heb 4:14-10:18)

The Qualities of Saving Faith

Are you resting in Christ, or trying to earn your salvation by your performance? (Heb 3:7-4:13)

Are you maturing in your Christian walk or as if wandering around in a desert? (Heb 5:11-6:20)

Is your faith an unwavering conviction, or merely an opinion? Are you fully convinced that what God promised He is able also to perform, or are you just trying out Christianity to see if it "works" for you? (Heb 10:19-11:40)

Do you feel that your faith will continue to endure for the rest of your life, or perhaps that being a Christian is only a "stage" your going through? (Heb 12:1-29)

Does your faith motivate you to separate from sin and serve God, or are you going to do whatever you want to do regardless of what the Bible says? (Heb 6:9-12; 10:26-31; 12:28; 13:1-25)


Topical Studies in Hebrews

Confident Faith

Heb 3:14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.

Heb 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Heb 10:19-23 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Heb 10:35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

Heb 13:6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"

SUMMARY:

Those of us who are really Christians hold a confident faith in Christ that will remain for the rest of our lives. With confidence and full assurance, we approach God in prayer, knowing that our sins are completely forgiven and our destiny is to be with Him forever, and therefore we have no fear of what the world may do to us, knowing that such confidence will be richly rewarded by God.


Enduring Faith

Heb 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Heb 6:15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

Heb 10:32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering.

Heb 10:36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Heb 11:27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

Heb 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Heb 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Heb 12:3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Heb 12:7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?

Heb 13:14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

SUMMARY:

Those of us who have the quality of faith that saves, continue to persevere in our faith by imitating those who through faith and patience inherit the promise. We fearlessly stand our ground in the face of suffering and run the race as Christ did, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross. Casting aside everything that hinders, we endure through other peoples opposition, considering Him who endured such opposition. We also endure the discipline and training that God puts us through, knowing that we have an eternal home which we are bound for.


The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources

Jul 29,2015