News Flash! – Part 4

Remember what happened when your ancestors rejected God’s message? They wandered in the desert for forty years. Now, God has a new message for you, so don’t neglect it or you’ll find yourself in a spiritual wilderness.

Hebrews 3 offers a stern warning concerning the importance of belief in the Gospel. The author tells his readers to make sure they don’t have an evil, unbelieving heart.

Realizing this passage was written to address unbelievers is so important! This offers context when we get to those potentially frightening passages about continuing in sin (unbelief!) in Hebrews 6 and 10.

In this message, you’ll gain the clarity you’re looking for and begin to realize there’s no cause for fear when you’re “reading someone else’s mail.”

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why does the author bother to say that Jesus is greater than Moses?
  2. What does it mean to enter God’s rest? Have you?
  3. What was the main reason the Israelites did not enter the Promised Land? How does this relate to God’s message today?
  4. How do we know the author is speaking of unbelievers in verse 12?
  5. What are the “synonyms” in verses 17-19? Why are they so important to recognize?
  6. Consider the stern warnings that come up later in Hebrews 6 and 10. How does chapter 3 help give them context?

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