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In Ephesians 1:3-14 we have Paul's rapturous hymn of praise to God for this great salvation. This wonderful gospel truth is encapsulated in vs 6... "to the praise of the glory of His grace,which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved". Listen Here (1st Service) -- Listen Here (2nd Service)
Question 1 - Jesus is our priest! In what ways is His priesthood superior to that of the priests of the Old Covenant?
Question 2 - What was imperfect about God's covenant with the Old Testament believers?
Question 3 - In Hebrews 8, what wondeful truths do we learn about God's new covenant with us through Jesus?
Question 1 - What two fears is David bringing to The Lord, in whom he trusts? (vs. 2)
Question 2 - What promises is he leaning on? (vs. 3)
Question 3 - In the midst of his troubles and fears, what does David recognize to be his needs? (vs. 4-7)
Question 4 - David trusts in God because of God's conenant promises. What words in verse 6 remind us of God's covenant with His people? What is their significance? What are God's covenant promises anyway?
Question 5 - Even though David's central worry is life in the enemies who are after him, what is his deeper fear? (vs. 7, 11, 18b, 21)
Question 6 - What is to be the state of our hearts and minds if we are asking God to bless us in keeping his covenant promises? (vs. 9, 10, 12-14)
Question 7 - When/where in this psalm is David praying to God, and when/where is he talking to God's people? (hint...look for changes in pronouns)
Question 8 - What does David say about who God is?
Question 9 - Could you summarize what David is asking of God?
Question 10 - Who do you turn to in times of trouble? Are you trusting in The Lord? Are you learning His ways?
Question 1 - What does Jesus have in common with the Old Testament high priests? With all the human beings? What does He not have in common with any human? (See 4:14-5:6)
Question 2 - What does it mean that Jesus is our High Priest?
Question 3 - According to Hebrews 5:7-9, did Jesus pray for himself? What did He pray about? (4:7-9), (Mark 14:33-36) Did God answer Jesus' prayer?
Question 4 - What were the results of Jesus' suffering and obedience? (4:7-10)
Question 5 - In 5:11-14, what is the nature of the chastising the author is giving to the people? How does it apply to you and me?
Question 1 - What comes to your mind when you think of "rest" in your life?
Question 2 - What do you know about "rest" in the Bible?
Question 3 - Who, in the Old Testament, did not enter God's "rest"? Why could they not enter it? (3:16-19)
Question 4 - Once we have heard God's Word, what is necessary for us to enter God's rest? (4:1-3)
Question 5 - In the Bible, there are many layers to the concept of God's rest. Where in the Bible is God's rest first mentioned? (4:4) Which of the Ten Commandments is connected to this rest?
Question 6 - God promised the children of Israel (given to the generation after the disobedient ones) "rest" in a special land ("The Promised Land"). Joshua was the leader God used to bring them to this land. The Promised Land was a picture of our rest where? (4:8-10)
Question 7 - What does final heavenly "rest" look like? (4:10)
Question 8 - Then, later in Israel's history, David gave a warning to the children of Israel in the same way the writer of Hebrews warned his readers (and us). What was that crucial warning? How does it prove there is still a future rest for God's people?
Question 9 - What is the final measure of our obedience and the state of our hearts? (4:11-13)
Question 10 - In our struggle to obey God, who is our hope? Why? (4:14-16)
Question 11 - In verse 16, then, what is the specific need we bring to the throne of grace? What is the nature of the "fear" in verse 1?