Main Theme: Hebrews teaches us how to live a practical Godly life with Jesus as our High Priest and intercessor.
Read Together: Hebrews 13:1-2, Romans 12:13, 1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:8 and 1 Peter 4:9. Define the main idea of these passages.
Study: What is the role of hospitality in the church?
Apply: What more can we do for those who are in prison, whether church members or not?
Share: Your friend opposes the church’s prison ministry because many of the prisoners are con artists and instead of being sincere are only looking to take advantage of people. How do your respond to your friend?
Read Together: Hebrews 13:4-5. Define the main idea in this passage.
Study: What two evils are found in the passage, how could they be tied together?
Apply: What are the ways that contemporary society undermines sexual purity and, at the same time, feeds the human love of money? In what practical ways can we strengthen our defenses against these two dangerous vices?
Share: Your single friend confides how hard it is to stay sexually pure. He/she believes its easier to stay pure if you are married? How would you use this passage to help your single friend? See also Overcoming Sexual sin When you are Single.
Read Together: Hebrews 13:7-17. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: What should be our relationship with our leaders?
Apply: What can you do to strengthen or improve the leader-member relationship in your congregation, as well as with leaders around the world?
Share: How do you encourage your friend who has a narcissistic pastor?
Read Together: Hebrews 13:9, 2:9, 4:16. Define the main idea of these passages.
Study: Where is grace obtained? How are our hearts strengthened?
Apply: Dwell on Christ’s complete sacrifice. Why, then, is the idea of anything that we do “adding” to this sacrifice contrary to the gospel and the grace that is found in Jesus?
Share: Can you think of someone who may be shut in or lonely who needs to be shown brotherly love? Can you reach out to them this week or even find a way to reach out to them every week?
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:34-40 NKJV