- Chapter 1 of Hebrews reminded the Jewish Christians that Christ was superior to whom?
How does this affect my life today?
- What is the warning and the inherent danger in Hebrews 2:1?
- What do the following scriptures add concerning the importance of God's word?
- "The message spoken by angels" in Hebrews 2:2 refers to what message?
(Refer to Acts 7:38,53 and Deuteronomy 33:2)
- What is the "salvation" mentioned in Hebrews 2:3,4
- God saved Noah from the flood, Lot from the destruction of Sodom, Israel from Egyptian
slavery, Naaman from leprosy. Even so, the Christian is saved by a greater salvation.
What are some of the earthly promises that accompany that salvation?
- Jesus declared God's word and those who heard it attested to it (Hebrews 2:3). What
confirmed God's word (Hebrews 2:4)?
Other (optional) references to this confirmation are:
Matthew 8 & 9; Matthew 11:4,5
I Corinthians 12:4 -11
- Read Hebrews 2:5-8 (which includes a quote from Psalms 8:4-6) and discuss the
relationship between man, son of man (Jesus), and angels.
- By coming to earth to live as a human, Jesus was made "a little lower than the angels."
Why was the majestic Jesus made lower than angels?
What was in subjection to Him?
- Satan temptingly offered Jesus a crown without suffering (Matthew 4:8-10.) Why did
Jesus choose the suffering, painful way to glory and honor?
- How is choosing to follow Jesus often a choice of pain and suffering? Yet we rejoice!
- What two things did Jesus' becoming human and dying accomplish (Hebrews 2:14,15)?
- Because Jesus has become the merciful and faithful High Priest (Hebrews 2:10-17,) what
has been accomplished for the Christian?
Vs. 10 Vs. 14
Vs. 11 Vs. 15
Vs. 11 Vs. 16
Vs. 14 Vs. 17
- Christ is able to help those who are tempted (verse 18). In what ways are we tempted (I John 2:15-17)?
- How do Jesus' temptations fall into those same categories (Matthew 4:1-10)
- Christ was victorious over temptation, suffering, and death. What does that mean for us?