Hebrews Lesson 26
Learn: Hebews 10: 23-25
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Read: Hebrews 10:19-39
Verse 26 begins a warning passage. This is the fourth warning passage found in this book.
- What issue is the word ”for” which begins this passage, connecting to from the previous section? v26
- What is being warned against? v 26
NOTE: This understanding of this warning has been debated throughout church history. To understand, we must depend upon the issue as it was originally presented in the Law of Moses. The consequences of “willful sin” resulted in being “cut off.” Hocking, D. (2007). The messiah of Israel. Tustin, CA: HFT Publications, p.280
- What knowledge is the “knowledge of the truth” referring to? Hebrews 10:10-18
- What results will God bring to those who reject the provision of salvation? v 26
- What punishment will God bring to those who reject his provision for salvation? v 27
- What happened to those under the old covenant that despised Moses’ law? v 28 Numbers 15:27-31, Deuteronomy 17:2-7, Is there any hope or possibility of salvation/redemption for the one who sins willfully?
- Verse 28 speaks of punishment under the old covenant, now verse 29 switches to the new covenant. What is the dire warning given? v 29a
- What is the act that brings on punishment? v 29 Give an example of a religious belief that would do this.
- What do the following verses teach concerning God having a Son:Psalm 2:1-12, Proverbs 30:4
- What is the 2nd sin given? v 29 c But I Peter 1:19 says that:
- What is the 3rd thing that those who reject God’s salvation provision do? v 29 d
- What does God call the Holy Spirit in Zechariah12:10?
- Verses 30 and 31 speak of God’s holy and just character, and how he must deal with those who reject His Son and salvation. What does Deuteronomy 32:35 say that reconfirms verse 30a?
- How does verse 30b reconfirm Deuteronomy 32:36?
- Looking carefully at the context and that this book is written to the Hebrews, who do we conclude that “his people” spoken of here is referring to? See also Deuteronomy 32:15-17
- Verses 28-30 are the example of the principle that is true for all who reject Jesus the Son of God given in verse 26-27. What is that principle? Use Revelation 20:11-15 to show how this accountability of those who reject God’s Son and salvation is carried out.
- Verse 31 reminds us:
- Verse 32a changes the focus to those who have not rejected the Lord. What are they to do?What does the word “illuminated” refer to? v 32 Hebrews 6:4,5
- What are 5 things to remember: vv 32-34
1 – Verse 32 b. Also see John 15:18, 20. 2 – Verse 33 3 – Verse 34 a. 4 – Verse 34 b. See also Acts 18:2. 5 – Verse 34 c. See also Hebrews 11:13-16.
- Knowing what we have learned in these verses what should be the result in a believer’s life? v 35a Why? v 35b Matthew 5:10-12
- What is necessary in our lives? v 36 a Why? v 36b James 1:2-4
- What is our hope when going through trials? v 37
- How will we survive the troubles and trials? v 38 Galatians 3:11; Romans 1:17
- What is the evidence of our salvation? v 39
- Perdition is explained by II Thessalonians 2:3 and John 17:12. Those who do not fall unto perdition instead remember? Romans 8:18