Fuel Bible Study
The Book of Hebrews: Session V – Staying faithful, (even when it’s easier not to)
All who walk with Jesus will experience various seasons in their relationship where it would be easier to take the path of least resistance and not remain faithful.
In this session we looked at chapter 3:1-6 which includes the faithfulness of Moses and the faithfulness of Jesus. It also shares 2 reasons why Jesus is worthy of more honor than the highly venerated Moses is, all the while giving us strong encouragement to remain faithful, even when it would be easier not to.
- Hebrews 3:1-6 – Consider Jesus; Jesus greater than Moses; If
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession; He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house–whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
- We have now gone through 4 sessions in the book of Hebrews. So far, what has been your biggest takeaway? If you want, go deeper on your answer and share any changes you are experiencing or making in your life as a result of studying together.
- Can you think of one new truth about Jesus that you are aware of now that you didn’t really know before?
- Review Question: In chapter 1, verse 3 we are told that Jesus is the exact representation of God’s nature. What does that mean?
- In tonight’s lesson we heard about Polycarp, one of the earliest martyr stories that we know of in the early church. What stood out to you about his story?
- Throughout the many seasons of our life we will have many choices and many chances to fall away. How has the lesson tonight helped you to protect yourself from this danger?
- Hebrews naturally has a motivational effect on its hearers. After listening and studying this book, believers are encouraged to make changes in their walk with God. Why do you think that is?
- At the end of chapter 2 we found out that since Jesus was tempted in that which he suffered, he is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. What does that mean and how does that make you feel?
- Just like these 1st century Christians, as followers of Christ you and I are “holy brethren” and “partakers in a heavenly calling” – we are children of destiny set apart for an eternity of glory. Do you see yourself like this?
- The writer is in the business of encouraging and exhorting for the purpose of strengthening these believers. One of the ways he does this is by telling us to “consider Jesus.” How can considering, or setting our mind on Jesus strengthen us?
- What does it mean that Jesus is our Apostle?
- What does it mean that Jesus is our High Priest?
- Why is it significant that he is both?
- There were two reasons the writer gives as to why Jesus is considered worthy of more honor than Moses. Do you remember what they are?
- This lesson is all about remaining faithful, even when under pressure not to be. What do you think being faithful to Christ means in our lives today?
- The writer uses both Moses and Jesus to give us examples of what being faithful looks like in real life. Can you think of some examples when Moses remained faithful when he could have just quit? What about Jesus?
- The little 2 letter word, IF, can cause some struggles within us. How did tonight’s teaching regarding Hebrews 3:6 “but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.” Impact you?