Questions for Reflection for Study of Hebrews 7 – 9

Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared some thoughts and ideas from the journey through the book of Hebrews.

The main point of the post “Architect and Builder” is that you should choose to build your life by following the characteristics of Christ. He leads as a friend to great faith and accomplishment.

The post “Impacting Lives” brought out the thought that we need to focus in on what really matters. One thing for sure is that we need to pay attentions to the Spirit’s prompting.

We live in the information age but as explained in the post “The Great Physician” some information is negative and some is positive. That’s why taking in the positive information from God’s Word is so important for a healthy mind, body, and soul.

In the post “Overcome with Desire and Enthusiasm”, there is a picture of my dog Marlee. She is ready each day to get up early for her food. The picture demonstrates how she was telling us she was ready to be fed as she hopped up on the chair next to the dinner table. This day with God, accept the invitation. Come to the table and receive food for the soul.

We explored the characteristics of being enlightened in the post “Treasures for the Soul”. Being enlightened comes about by noticing God all around us, relying on the Spirits’ prompting, and applying the Word. We are touch with the power of enlightenment and are ready to share with others the promise of a glorious future.

Within the post “Encouraged by Hope” a metaphor used was an anchor. A ship at sea needs an anchor when the waters get rough. It’s the same with us as we need an anchor to keep us grounded and steady during the storms of life.

The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable to sharing about God’s word. As I share about my study over the next few posts, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with God amazing!

Questions for Reflection

Hebrews 7:1-10
What are the facts about Melchizedek (See Gen. 14:17-20)? In what ways is he the excellent representation of Christ? How do these truths affect you? What should be our response?

Hebrews 7:11-17
What happens to the law when the priesthood is superseded? To what tribe does Jesus belong? What is Jesus’ qualification to be a priest?

Hebrews 7:18-28
In what way is the hope and covenant through Christ better than the hope and covenant through the law? How is Christ superior to the Levitical priests? What is the impact of these truths in your thinking? In your daily living?

Hebrews 8:1-6
What is the duty of priest? How is the earthly sanctuary a model for Christ’s ministry? How is the setting of Christ’s ministry as high priest superior to the setting of the ministry of earthly priests?

Hebrews 8:7-13
What are the reasons the old covenant was inadequate for bringing salvation? In what ways has God overcome this difficulty? What happens to the old covenant when God initiates the new? How is the new covenant superior to the old?

Hebrews 9:1-14
How was the sanctuary laid out in the Old Testament times? What is the significance of the curtain dividing the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies? Why is Christ’s blood of unique significance?

Hebrews 9:15-28
What is the meaning of mediator? What does the death of Christ accomplish in regard to Old Testament believers? What was Christ’s purpose on the cross, purpose in heaven now, and purpose for the future?

Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God. 

Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts

Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1978. Print. 
“Sermons.” Sermons | FUMC Waco. N.p., n.d. Web.  <http://fumcwaco.org/resources/sermons/>.
“Bible.” The Bible – The Word of God – ChristNotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 2017. <http://www.christianity.com/bible/>.
Nicholes, Lou. “Recent Commentaries.” Family-Times.net – Devotional Commentary Index. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.family-times.net/commentary/>.
“Bing.” Microsoft. N.p., n.d. Web. Images >.
“BibleGateway.” BibleGateway.com: A Searchable Online Bible in over 150 Versions and 50 Languages. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.biblegateway.com/>.

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