Lesson 06: Stay Focused

Studies for Young People

In the Book of Hebrews

Theme: Stay Focused

Lesson 6: The Source of our Supernatural Resources

Review Question: Why was the book of Hebrews written?

Answer:

First of all, Christians were being persecuted or killed by the Roman Government.

Second of all, because of the persecution and peer pressure from Jewish leaders, Christians were being lured back into Judaism.

Thirdly, others were leaving to escape persecution.

Review Question: Who has the writer been reminding them of throughout this study of the book of Hebrews?

Answer: Jesus Christ.

Review Question: What specific things has he reminded them of in each lesson?

Answer: (Answers will vary, but should be in relation to the titles of each lesson.)

Lesson 1: Jesus-First Attitude & Jesus is the Center of our Attention

Lesson 2: All Hail the King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Lesson 3: He Died for You and Me

Lesson 4: The Warning Against Hard Heartedness

Lesson 5: Tapping into God’s Supernatural Resources

Summary: Reminding them of what Jesus has done and proving that He (the new covenant) is better than the Jewish system (the old covenant).

Now, here in out text we find the writer comparing the earthly Jewish priest to the Great High Priest. Letting them know that Jesus Christ fulfilled the office of the priest, and because he had to remind them of all these things, they were backslid.

Read Text Hebrews 5: 1 – 10 and Answer Questions.

Verses 1 – 4:

For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

Question: According to verses 1 – 4, where does the earthly high priest come from?

Answer: He is taken from among men.

Question: According to verses 1 – 4, why is the earthly high priest ordained for men?

Answer: That he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Question: According to verses 1 – 4, who did he offer sacrifices for sins for? Why?

Answer: for the people and himself

Answer: the people and himself were compassed with infirmity, or were sinful

Question: According to verses 1 – 4, who calls earthly high priest?

Answer: He that is called of God.

Other Questions: regarding the earthly high priest to get a better comparison

Question: Was the sacrifices offered once for all or did they have to do them over again? Explain your answer.

Answer: They had to do the sacrifices year after year because they were just covered not washed away.

Question: Did the earthly high priest live forever? Explain your answer.

Answer: No, he died because he was a man, human.

Question: What tribe was the earthly high priest from?

Answer: Levi

Verses 5 – 10:

So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

Question: According to verses 5 – 10, who called Jesus Christ?

Answer: God

Question: According to verses 5 – 10, how long was his priesthood to last?

Answer: Forever

Question: According to verses 5 – 10, was Jesus made sinful or made perfect?

Answer: made perfect

Question: According to verses 5 – 10, what was Jesus author of? Explain how.

Answer: eternal salvation

Answer: He was the sinless, spotless lamb of God who sacrificed himself once for all who will believe in him. Letting them know that Jesus Christ fulfilled the office of the priest.

We have some wonderful resources through Christ Jesus, but it is a shame to let them go to waste.

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