Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Today’s Reading Assignment – Hebrews 7 – 10
“People now come to God through him. And he is able to save them completely and for all time. Jesus lives forever. He prays for them.
A high priest like that meets our need. He is holy, pure and without blame. He isn’t like other people. He does not sin. He is lifted high above the heavens.
He isn’t like the other high priests. They need to offer sacrifices day after day. First they bring offerings for their own sins. Then they do it for the sins of the people. But Jesus gave one sacrifice for the sins of the people. He gave it once and for all time. He did it by offering himself.” Hebrews 7:25-27
“This is the covenant I will make with Israel
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds.
I will write them on their hearts.
I will be their God.
And they will be my people.” Hebrews 8:10
Study Questions for Hebrews 7:1-8:13
Melchizedek the Priest (7:1-10)
Who was Melchizedek and what did Abraham give him? What is the two meanings of his name? How then is he like Jesus?
Who was Levi? What was one of the things he was required to do? (5) How is the requirements of Levi like Melchizedek? How is it different? Who is greater, Melchizedek, Abraham, or Levi?
Jesus Like Melchizedek (7:11-28)
How was the Levitical order imperfect even though God gave it? (11, 18-19, 8:7) What happened when the priesthood changed from Levi to Jesus? (12)
Who is verse 13 about? What tribe is he from? (7:3) What tribe is Jesus from? What bases is Jesus a priest if not by birth? What is the power of indestructible life? How is this a better hope than the Levitical system offering? (18-19)
Who made the oath and what did it concern? How does this all relate to Jesus death? resurrection? What can Jesus do completely that the Levitical system could not? Why?
Jesus, High Priest of a New Covenant (8:1-13)
What has been the whole point being made? (1-2) Where is Jesus? What does he do there?
What was the tabernacle? How do we know it was special? Who was the only people allowed to serve there? What do they and the tabernacle represent? What does that tell us about the whole Levitical system and it’s relevance to us? What promise would the wise man live by? (6)
What is a covenant? What fault did God find with the first one, the one the Levitical system was based on? (8-9)
Who is Judah? Who is Israel? What was the nature of the old covenant?
What is the new covenant found in Jesus? Who is “Israel after that time”? Where is the new law written? Who is our Lord and God? (John 20:28-29)
“But Christ offered himself to God without any flaw. He did this through the power of the eternal Holy Spirit. So how much more will his blood wash from our minds our feelings of guilt for committing sin! Sin always leads to death. But now we can serve the living God.
That’s why Christ is the go-between of a new covenant. Now those God calls to himself will receive the eternal gift he promised. They will receive it now that Christ has died to save them. He died to set them free from the sins they committed under the first covenant.” Hebrews 9:14-15
“So don’t throw away your bold faith. It will bring you rich rewards. You need to be faithful. Then you will do what God wants. You will receive what he has promised. In just a very little while, “The one who is coming will come. He will not wait. The one who is in the right will live by faith. If he pulls back, I will not be pleased with him.” (Habakkuk 2:3,4)
But we aren’t people who pull back and are destroyed. We are people who believe and are saved.” Hebrews 10:35-39
Study Questions for Hebrews 9:1-10:39
The Earthly Tabernacle (9:1-10)
What were some of the things of the earthly sanctuary? (1-5) Why do you think the author didn’t want to discuss them at the time of writing?
What was the outer room for? (6) What was the inner room for? (7) who entered it? What one requirement was needed to enter the inner room? (8) What was it needed for? What could it not clear?
What were all the things of the old way for? How long were they needed?
The Blood of Christ (9:11-28)
When Jesus died and rose again where did he go? What did he bring with him? What did he obtain? What does Jesus’ blood cleanse that the old system could not? (14) Why?
What is needed for a will to be enacted? (16-17) What did Moses do and proclaim at the introduction of the old covenant? (18-21) Why? (22)
What did Jesus do at his first coming? What will be do at his second coming?
Christ’s Sacrifice Once For All (10:1-18)
What was the old covenant capable of and not capable of? What did Jesus do because of this?
What did Jesus do when he ascended to heaven? What is he waiting for?
Because of what Jesus did, what five things can we do with confidence? (22-25) What hope do we have? What Day is approaching?
What does it mean by deliberately keep on sinning? If someone hears the truth and keeps on doing this, what awaits them? Who will judge God’s people?
Describe the Hebrews earlier faith? What awaits those who persevere to the end? What awaits those who shrink back?