Hebrews Lesson 7
Learn: Hebrews 2:16, 17, 18
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Read: Hebrews 3:1-1-19
1. This chapter begins with the word “Wherefore” which ties it to the ___________________chapters of Hebrews. Looking back we recall that the author is informing us as to why Jesus is__________________ to the____________________(Hebrews 1:1,2) and to ____________________ (Hebrews 1:5, 6).
2. What two designations does the author give to those that he is addressing? v 1
3. What does the word “brethren” used in verse 1 bring to mind of the believer?
4. Use the following Scripture verses to elaborate on the encouragement and blessing given to believers by these two names.
Hebrews 2:11 We are holy because____________________________________.
Romans 11:29 Nothing and No One can change or revoke our heavenly calling because______________________________________________________________________________.
Philippians 3:14 Our heavenly calling is a _________________. It is a _______________calling.
It comes from ___________in _______________ ________________.
Ephesians 4:1 God beseeches us to________________________________________________________
5. Because of who we are in Christ, what are we urged to consider? v 1
6. Define the word “apostle”.
7. Find Scripture in which Jesus refers to himself in this manner, as an apostle (using the defining word rather than the word apostle itself).
8. We see by the grammatical construction of the word “the” in front of “Apostle” that Jesus is not one of a number of others but that he is the __________________ ____________ _________ who came to us from Father.
NOTE: We know that in the Greek grammatical construction used in verse 1 that we have two nouns connected by “and” with the definite article in front of the first noun, but not the second that this construction connects EQUALS.
9. We understand then that the “Apostle” and “High Priest” are the _____________.
10. In verse one we are called to “consider”. What is it that we should “consider” about Christ Jesus? v 2a
11. Define the word faithful.
12. Use the following Scriptures to describe some of the areas and ways in which the Lord Jesus showed his faithfulness:
Hebrews 3:2; Matthew 26:39
Revelation 1:5; John 5:30; 8:49, 50 –
Revelation 3:14; 19:11; John 5:32, 39; 8:14-16 –
Isaiah 11:5 –
I John 1:9; Psalm 32:5; 103:10-12 –
Lamentations 3:22, 23 –
13. How did Jesus acquire his position and duty? v 2a
14. What are 2 basic reasons given as to why we should consider the truth about our Lord Jesus?
vv 3-6a –
v 6b –
15. It is interesting, and to us may seem incomprehensible, that the author uses the example of Moses as being the one that the Jewish people held in higher esteem than any other outside of Yahweh and therefore the author then compares Moses with Jesus saying that Jesus is far more worthy than Moses. Find Scripture that portrays that high position in which the people regarded Moses to help us understand why this contrast/comparison is made.
16. What arguments does the author of Hebrews use to show the Hebrew Christians that though Moses was faithful to his calling by God, yet Moses’ rightful position was lower when compared to the superior position of Jesus Christ?
vv 3, 4
17. How is Jesus shown to be God in these verses? vv 1-4
18. Use verses 4 and 6a to explain Christ’s position and the 2nd person of the Godhead, equal with God the Father.
19. The references to the building of a house are not only an example to explain Christ’s position verses Moses’ position, but speak of something specific that Jesus is building. What is it?
v 6; I Timothy 3:15; I Corinthians 1:2
20. What 2 things do those that are part of Christ’s house need to do? v 6b
21. What does the word “if” as used in verse 6 denote?
22. Use Hebrews 10:35-39 to explain “the confidence” that we are to have that places us into the house of God: a- The benefits of “the confidence”
b- What 2 things are involved in holding “the confidence”
c- What is necessary to keep “the confidence”
d-The ultimate thing necessary to obtain “the confidence”
e- The outcome for those who do not retain ‘the confidence”
f- The final disposition of those who have “the confidence”
g-What decision a person makes that causes the loss of “the confidence”
23. Our hope is the salvation of our souls and a home eternally in heaven with our God. What is the “anchor” or security of that hope built upon? Hebrews 6:18-20