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The Majesty of Christ

Hebrews 9 - 10:18 - A Better Sacrifice

Don't miss the supplements for this lesson:  
        The Tabernacle of Israel
        The Tabernacle Furnishings
        Mosaical Sacrificial System

Isaiah 59:1-2 expresses that sin separates man from God. God will not be in the presence of sin. That puts me in quite a dilemma. How can I, a sinful human, have a relationship with God and ever hope to have a home in heaven with Him? Since the Garden of Eden, man has struggled with this problem. Sacrifices of unblemished animals showed a dedication to God and acknowledged sin, but the animal's blood did not take away sin. Christ's sacrifice takes away sin by grace, providing me with an opportunity to draw near to God and develop a personal relationship with Him. My only hope is to allow Him to be my Sacrifice.

  1. From last week's lesson, how does a better covenant provide us with a better hope and better promises?

  2. How is the first Covenant described in Hebrews 9:1-5?

  3. How did the furnishings of the Tabernacle serve as a precursor of the New Covenant?
    See Exodus 25:10-40; 30:1-10; Leviticus 16:12-14.

  4. What events occurred at the Tabernacle?

  5. From Hebrews 9:8-9, what were the inadequacies of the Tabernacle activities?

  6. When you feel guilty, how do you try to clear your conscience?

    What elements allow the Christian to have a clear conscience? See Hebrews 9:14; 10:22; and I Peter 3:21.

  7. Once Christ's blood has cleansed our consciences from "acts that lead to death," what is our purpose?

  8. How does the author support his position that the New Covenant is superior (vs. 11-25)?

  9. When does a will take effect?

    How did Moses put the Old Covenant in effect?

    At what time did the New Covenant take effect?

  10. Read Hebrews 9:24-28 and compare Christ as our High Priest to the High Priest of the Mosaic Law.

  11. How does the word "appear," mentioned 3 times, summarize our Lord's work?
    verse 26 - past

    verse 24 - present

    verse 28 - future

  12. According to Hebrews 10:1-4, why is there a need for a Better Sacrifice?

  13. According to Hebrews 10:6-10, why did Jesus come to earth in human form?
    See also I Peter 2:24.

  14. Comparing Hebrews 10:10-18 to Leviticus 1:3-9, how is Christ's offering superior to that under the Old Law?

  15. How does the sacrifice of Christ make one perfect?


Women IN God's Service

The Study of Hebrews - "A Better Sacrifice" (lesson 8)
Ladies Bible Class Lesson, 20 February 2001
West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Copyright © 2001, West-Ark Church of Christ
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