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Hebrews Bible Study: Jesus Christ: King, Redeemer, High Priest
Below is everything you need to get started on this 4-week Bible study on the book of Hebrews. ** Make sure to scroll all the way down to find the free resources. **
This is a 4-week Bible study on the book of Hebrews. Each week we’ll focus on three chapters, but during the last week, we’ll focus on four.
Every Monday I’ll give you a list of questions that are designed to get you thinking and digging. I’ll also provide some tidbits of information that I’ve gleaned while studying this book. You’ll find these in the “Did you know…” sections. In addition to this, I’ll list a challenge each week, and a memory verse.
Some readers have asked if there is a printable study guide available. Unfortunately, there isn’t for this one. There is a study guide available at Amazon.com (Click here). For those who prefer a free version, I will provide the questions for the study each Monday during the four weeks of the study.
Last but not least, I’ve been working on a collection of printable scripture/encouragement cards. These beautiful cards can be printed off and used in a number of ways–use them as note cards,
Scroll down the page to find all of these resources.
On Fridays I’ll post my answers to the questions for each chapter, so make sure that you come back on Fridays for that. If you would like to share your thoughts on the study, you can do so in the comment section below or on my facebook page @Timewarpwife
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How do I participate in this study?
If you haven’t done so already, you can purchase a copy of the study guide at Amazon. Click here.
If you don’t want to purchase a study guide, you don’t have to. Everything you need for the study is provided for you in the links above.
During the week, you’ll study at home, following the outline of the study guide. You can study alone or with a group of friends–well suited for either.
These are my favourite online Bible study tools!
Bible Gateway – Every version you can imagine is online
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
Looking for an easier commentary? Here’s the Concise Version
Other commentaries you might preferInterlinear Bible – I love this one!
Blue Letter Bible – Dig into the Hebrew and Greek
Bible Word Search
Hebrews Bible Study: Jesus Christ: King, Redeemer, High Priest
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Chapter 7 – Jesus Likened to Malchizedek
What similarities are there between Jesus and Melchizedek?
If Jesus wasn’t from the tribe of Levi, what tribe was He from?
Why is our understanding of Melchizedek important in understanding this chapter?
If the priesthood was already established through the descendants of Aaron, why was it (and why is it still) necessary for Jesus to be our High Priest?
[su_box title=”Did you know…” style=”soft” box_color=”#969494″ radius=”5″]All priest under the Levitical law were descendants of Aaron (who was also a Levite). Since Jesus (a descendant of Judah) wasn’t a descendant of Aaron or Levi, it was important that the author of Hebrews explained why Jesus had every right to be a High Priest in the same way that Melchizedek did.[/su_box]
By what oath was Jesus sworn in as High Priest? Also see Psalm 110:4.
According to verses 26-28, what sets Jesus apart from all other high priests?
[su_box title=”Wise Words…” style=”soft” box_color=”#969494″ radius=”5″]“It is best to view Melchizedek as an actual historical human being, whose priestly ministry is a “type” of Christ’s later ministry. In other words, Melchizedek was an ancient man whom God intended to serve as a picture of Jesus Christ. His life and ministry served as a very limited analogy of what Christ would do much later during His earthly ministry.” – John MacArthur[/su_box]
Chapter 8 – A New and Better Covenant
What is the main point of Hebrews according to this chapter?
[su_box title=”Did you know…” style=”soft” box_color=”#969494″ radius=”5″]John 1:14 says, “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” The Greek word for “made His dwelling” found in the original text is “skenoo,” which when translated means, “to fix one’s tabernacle, have one’s tabernacle, abide (or live) in a tabernacle (or tent), tabernacle.” (Strongs #G4637) [/su_box]
Why was it important for Moses to make everything in the tabernacle exactly as he was commanded? Also see Exodus 25:40.
What does the word “tabernacle” mean?
[su_box title=”Did you know…” style=”soft” box_color=”#969494″ radius=”5″]In Verse 8, the word “mediator” is translated from the Greek word “mesites” (Strong’s G3316) which means, “One who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace and friendship.”[/su_box]
Why is the new covenant better than the old one?
Where has God written the laws of the new covenant?
Why did the old covenant become obsolete?
[su_box title=”Did you know…” style=”soft” box_color=”#969494″ radius=”5″]The old covenant was inferior to the new because it was incomplete. There was always one thing that was lacking, which was the life-giving blood of a perfect sacrifice that only Jesus Himself could provide.[/su_box]
[su_box title=”Did you know…” style=”soft” box_color=”#969494″ radius=”5″]God has always desired to dwell with His people. In fact, in Genesis 3:8 we see that God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. Once sin entered the world, Man was spiritually dead in that he was separated from God. The blood of Christ is the life-giving atonement that has bridged the gap between God and Man. The blood of bulls, and that of goats, which we read about in the Old Testament, didn’t have the power to take away sin. They didn’t have the life-giving power that would reconcile God and man. No, it simply pointed the way to Christ and illustrated the importance of the shedding of blood. The substitutionary sacrificial atonement of Christ is the only solution for Man and the only way to salvation.[/su_box]
Chapter 9 – A Perfect Tabernacle
What was in the first room of the tabernacle? And what was it called?
What was in the second room of the tabernacle? And what was it called?
[su_box title=”Did you know…” style=”soft” box_color=”#969494″ radius=”5″]The high priest carried incense when he entered the Holy of Holies. The incense created a cloud-like veil, concealing the glory of God so that the high priest was able to enter the Holy of Holies without being face to face with the glory of God. Instead of simply walking out of the Holy of Holies and turning his back on the Lord, the high priest was careful to back out in the same way he came in, never looking directly at the mercy seat.[/su_box]
What was inside the Ark of the Covenant? And what was above the ark of the covenant?
Who was permitted to enter The Most Holy Place, and when?
[su_box title=”Did you know…” style=”soft” box_color=”#969494″ radius=”5″]In his book, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, Alfred Edersheim writes about the annual ceremony of the high priest on the Day of Atonement saying, “Altogether he changed his raiment and washed his whole body five times on that day, and his hands and feet ten times.” Originally this annual ceremony was performed at the tabernacle, but once the temple was built as a permanent structure, the ceremony on The Day of Atonement, as well as the daily sacrifices, were performed there. [/su_box]
Verse 9 tells us that this tabernacle was a “figure” or an “illustration” of something yet to come. The original Greek word for figure was “parabole.” (Strong’s G3850). Can you find the definition of that word?
What did Jesus obtain for us when He entered The Most Holy Place (not made by human hands)?
Why was everything in the tabernacle sprinkled with blood? And why was it necessary for Christ to shed His blood?
Can you find a verse in the New Testament that is comparable to this quote from Exodus 24:8? “Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words.”
That’s all for today. I’ll see you on Friday for part 2 of week 3.
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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE
God’s desire to dwell with us is greater than any passion we could ever imagine. The thing is, spending time with God shouldn’t be something we simply check off our to-do list after our morning prayer. It’s running to Him throughout the day to whisper a word of thanks. It’s going to Him first with our burdens, before calling a friend. It’s singing to Him at the kitchen sink while we’re doing dishes, and giving thanks before a meal…
There are endless ways to spend time with God, and yet so many of us are too busy to stop and include Him. So our challenge this week is to slow down, turn our eyes toward Jesus, and acknowledge Him more than we do.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. – Hebrews 9:28
While the image below only shows nine cards, there are 16 in total. Each week (Mondays) during the study I’ll be giving you four of them. These little scripture cards are high resolution. Each one is 4 x 5 inches, making them ideal for encouraging note cards. Because they’re so pretty, I also like the idea of putting a couple of them on the refrigerator for daily encouragement.
Click the image below to view and print your first four cards:
About the Author
Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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