15: Hold Fast to Our Confidence (Heb -39)
We have concluded the doctrinal
section of Hebrews, and we now begin to study the section on practical
applications. The author has effectively demonstrated that Jesus Christ is our
great High Priest who has fulfilled God’s redemptive plan once for all. Now he
shows us how we ought to conduct ourselves in view of the great salvation we
“But we are not of those who draw
back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul” ().
do we have, according to 19-21?
the exhortations that begin with “let us” (22-25).
is our way to God “new and living”?
do we draw near to God?
does it mean to have our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our
bodies washed with pure water?
do the words “faith,” “hope,” and “love” appear?
should we not forsake the assembling of ourselves together?
you been slacking in assembling together with fellow believers? How can you
do the exhortations in the previous paragraph lead into the warnings in this
is this warning given to?
11a. What does it mean to “sin willfully”?
11b. What are those who sin willfully
11c. What will be the consequence of those
who sin willfully?
12a. What sufferings did the believers
12b. How did they respond to their
12c. What motivated them to endure in their
may cause a Christian to cast away his confidence?
14a. What has this paragraph taught you
about what it means to have faith?
14b. What is the reward of faith?
are the contrasts in verse 39?
16. Recall a time when you endured sufferings for Christ and
compare it with your present condition. Have you persisted in your faith or
have you begun to draw back?