Hebrews 10:25-39 Inductive Bible Study Questions and Cross References
I. Christ’s sacrifice should motivate us to righteous living (26-31)
II. Jesus is worth suffering for as they had done (32-39)
I. Verses 26-31
What does verse 26 mean?
Do we become perfect when we become Christians?
What is the difference between sinning and sinning willfully? What is another word for willful (pre-meditated?)?
How should people feel about the coming judgment?
What is the basic warning given in this passage? How can we balance this teaching with the teaching of eternal security?
Explain the logical argument of verses 28-29.
Who is the person who tramples the Son of God under foot? How can this imagery deter us from sinning?
Verses on the believer and sin:
1 John 2:4-6, 9, 3:4-10 – Warnings about practicing sin.
Romans 14:12-13 – We must each give an account to God.
Revelation 20:11-15 – Great white throne judgment.
1 Peter 1:17 – God judges impartially so conduct yourselves with fear.
II. Verses 32-39
Who is the “you” in these verses? What events do you think the writer is referring to?
Who in the Bible was made a public spectacle? (Samson, Jesus)
What was their attitude in the midst of suffering?
How does your suffering for Christ compare to theirs?
What is the better possession that they had? What other qualities of this were mentioned (it is lasting)?
What character quality did they need in the midst of this suffering?
Based on the context what actions would show that they “throw away” their confidence?
How is it that we live by faith? What do you think is the opposite of living by faith?
What does it mean to shrink back? Are you shrinking back or living by faith?
1 Corinthians 4:9 – The apostles were spectacles and disgraced to the world.
Romans 5:3-5 – We rejoice in sufferings because they produce endurance.
1 Peter 5:10 – After you have suffered a little while the God of all grace will restore you.
Romans 8:18 – The sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Application: What do you need to do in order to obey the key principle in this passage?
“And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”