Hebrews :: Greater Than: Likeness and Warnings

By September 29, 2019Mt Pleasant Sermons

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Hebrews 1; John 1.1-18

Sermon Outline

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Likeness
  • Warnings
    • In Chapter 2 the author of Hebrews will warn us that it really does matter what we believe.  He’ll warn us to pay attention to matters of doctrine, to the things we believe – lest we drift away from the faith.
    • In Chapter 3 he will warn us to attend to the condition of our heart – that they do not grow hard and unbelieving.
    • In Chapters 5 and 6 he will warn us against complacency in the faith – and he spurs us onto maturity.
    • In Chapter 10 he will warn us about a fruitless faith.  He expresses concern that we stir one another up to love and good works.  And he is very concerned that there was an increasing trend of folks neglecting to meet and worship together.
    • Finally, in Chapter 12 he will warn us about an undisciplined life.

Sermon Application

  • In our pluralistic culture everyone (or so it seems) has an opinion on everything. How would you answer the question, “who is Jesus?
  • What difference does it make to say Jesus is of the same substance of God rather than saying He is like God?
  • What images from Hebrews 1 struck you?  Why?
  • What is the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament?
  • How is Jesus central to both the Old and New Testaments?
  • What do you make of the warnings?
  • Which one(s) strike close to home?
  • Anything else in the text that stood out to you? Challenged you? encouraged you?

You can listen to the sermon by using the player below or via the St Andrew’s Sermon Podcast.

The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.

Resources Quoted or Referenced

Flavius Josephus, translated by William Whiston
All Fullness in Christ, by Charles Spurgeon
The Excellency of Christ, by Jonathan Edwards
Tim Keller quote from Christian Instinct, Not Typology, First Things, Jared Wilson 
Hebrews
(Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series) by Donald Guthrie
Hebrews by P.E. Hughes
Hebrews: An Anchor for the Soul, by R. Kent Hughes

Questions?

Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Steve Wood (SWood@StAndrews.Church).

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