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Thirteen inductive Bible studies in Hebrews offer you—and all of today’s faith-weary Christians—the encouragement you need to stay in the faith-race.
Getting the Most Out of Hebrews
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.
Starting the Race
The writer of Hebrews gets you started in the race of faith with an astounding look at the majesty, power and glory of Jesus Christ. What needs in your life do Jesus’ qualities address?
The writer of Hebrews alerts you to the danger of drifting off the course of your faith race. What helps you to maintain a warm, life-changing relationship with Jesus?
Winning the Race
What makes the difference between vibrant, growing Christians you know and those who appear to be dull and uninterested in the implications of their profession of faith?
Receiving God’s Blessings
We are told to do our best to reach God’s rest. What would being able to experience God’s rest mean to your life right now?
The Hebrews needed to be reminded of their God-appointed, suffering high priest, Jesus Christ, so they would hold firmly to him. In what ways does your obedience to Christ transform hardship into spiritual growth and perseverance?
The Race to Maturity
The Hebrews were in desperate danger of quitting the race, so the writer urged them to go forward. As you reflect on your track record of both diligence and laziness, how can you improve?
How can Jesus’ everlastingness affect your day-to-day ups and downs?
God’s “New Deal”
The writer of Hebrews announces God’s “new deal”–a covenant, or agreement, between God and humanity. What was the problem with the first covenant?
The Runner’s Power
Why does our culture often deny and dodge the truth of Christ–that he offered his own blood for humanity’s sins?
Staying in the Race
Confess times when you’ve wasted opportunities for spiritual growth and development. Think about possible reasons for your failure. What encouragement does Hebrews have to offer you?
Models of Faith
What unseen certainties have guided you in making fundamental life-changing decisions?
The Runner’s Discipline
Why is perseverance usually not at the top of the list of the qualities we most admire in people? What are your faith-race goals?
Running by the Rules
The writer to the Hebrews sketches a variety of duties to God and humanity. Together they reveal an exalted level of personal morality and duty. What do you think God would like to “work” in you that would please him?
Total number of pages - 63 pages
James Reapsome is a former executive director of Evangelical Missions Information Service (Wheaton, Illinois), where he also served as editor of both Evangelical Missions Quarterly and World Pulse newsletter. He wrote the LifeGuide® Bible Studies Exodus, Hebrews and (with his wife, Martha Reapsome) Marriage.
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