Prepared by William Earnhardt, for Sabbath School class on Sabbath, February 12, 2022.
Main Theme: The book of Hebrews encourages us to not become discouraged and give up the hope we have in Jesus.
Read Together: Hebrews 6:4-6. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: What were believers given in Christ while they were faithful to Him?
Apply: Have you ever been enlightened and tasted the heavenly gift, and been a partaker of the Holy Spirit? How so?
Share: The Inside Story on lesson four talked about a doctor who believed in Jesus when Jesus miraculously healed his son. The story went on to say that the doctor no longer believes in Jesus now. A classmate asks how can someone have such a wonderful experience with Jesus and then turn away? How do you answer your classmate? How do we make sure that doesn’t happen to us?
Read Together: Hebrews 6:7-12. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: List the good things that the audience has done and continues to do and explain what they mean.
Apply: Sometimes we have to give words of warning to those people whom we love. What can we learn from the apostle regarding warning and encouraging others?
Share: A friend confides that he is discouraged because he has not seen the results he had been hoping to see in his ministry. Can you encourage him by sharing a time you were discouraged in your ministry, but later realized just how fruitful you were?
Read Together Hebrews 6:17-20. Define the key thought of this passage.
Study: How did God guarantee His promises to us?
Apply: What do you feel when you think that God has made an oath to you? Why should that thought alone help give you assurance of salvation, even when you feel unworthy?
Share: Your daughter asks you how you know your hope is not just presumption? How do you answer your daughter?
Read Together: Hebrews 10:26-29. Discuss the main idea of this passage.
Study: In what three ways does the author describe the sin for which there is no forgiveness?
Apply: Which definition of sin applies to this passage, 1 John 3:4 or John 16:9? What difference does it make?
Share: Can you think of someone who has become discouraged lately? Can you reach out to them this week with a word of encouragement?
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9