In Hebrews 12, the Jews are urged to be careful not to come short of the grace of God and miss out on their birthright. Otherwise, they won’t find any place for repentance elsewhere.
The author goes on to share an analogy of two mountains – Sinai and Zion – to contrast the old way of the Law and the new way of grace. There’s a passing away of earthly things for a salvation and a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
In this important message, you’ll see the significance of choosing Jesus and the safety and freedom from fear it brings. You’ll also discover more reasons to rest in the simplicity of the New Covenant, including encouragement that what God really wants from us – our “acceptable service” – is easy and light!
Discussion Questions for Hebrews 12:15-29:
- What do you think it means to “come short of the grace of God”?
- Why do you think Esau’s birthright comes up in this passage?
- How might the Hebrews also “find no place for repentance” if they look in the wrong place?
- What are the two mountains in this passage? How are they described? What do they each represent?
- What expressions do we see in verse 23 that describe your new identity in Christ?
- Why are Jesus and Abel compared here?
- What are the “things which cannot be shaken”?
- What is our “acceptable service”? In other words, what does God really want from us?