5: Being Steadfast in Christ (Heb 3:1-19)
In our last study, we learned that
Jesus became our perfect Redeemer and High Priest through His sufferings and
death. This lesson follows up on that thought and calls us to act upon what we
have learned. The author asks us to “consider the Apostle and High Priest of
our confession, Christ Jesus,” and he urges us to hold fast our confidence to
the end in order to become partakers of Christ.
“For we have become partakers of
Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end” ().
Did You Know…?
(3:1) means “one who is sent.”
I swore in My wrath…” ():
This is in reference to the historical event recorded in Numbers 14.
1a. What does the author command us to do? Elaborate on the
meaning of this command based on this paragraph.
1b. The word “therefore” indicates that the reason(s) for the
command is found in the previous passage. What is (are) the reason(s)?
does the term “partaker of the heavenly calling” mean to you? Do you view
yourself as a partaker of the heavenly calling?
does it mean that Jesus is the Apostle of our confession?
4a. How was Jesus like Moses?
4b. In what two ways was Jesus greater than Moses?
5a. What does “the house” refer to?
is Christ “a Son over His own house” (6)?
5c. How does the fact that Christ is the Son over His house
apply to us? In other words, what is the author’s message to us?
6a. What is the condition for being the house of God?
the meaning of this condition.
are the commands in this paragraph?
does it mean to test God? How did the Israelites test and try God?
9a. What was the root of the problem with the Israelites?
9b. What was their consequence?
10a. What does it mean to depart from the
living God (12)?
10b. What may make a believer eventually
depart from the living God?
10c. How can we prevent ourselves from
going down that path?
does the author add “while it is called “Today” in verse 13? What does it teach
12a. According to this paragraph, how did the Israelites show their
12b. What does this teach you about what it
means to be a b