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The Majesty of Christ

Hebrews 2 - A Better Message

Here we meet the Majesty of Jesus crowned with glory and honor with all things put into subjection to Him. Jesus the King and High Priest brings a greater message than has ever been given - His death destroys Satan and delivers those in bondage to sin.

  1. Chapter 1 of Hebrews reminded the Jewish Christians that Christ was superior to whom?

    How does this affect my life today?

  2. What is the warning and the inherent danger in Hebrews 2:1?

  3. What do the following scriptures add concerning the importance of God's word?
    Isaiah 66:2

    John 12:48

    Acts 3:22,23

    Hebrews 2:2

  4. "The message spoken by angels" in Hebrews 2:2 refers to what message?
    (Refer to Acts 7:38,53 and Deuteronomy 33:2)

  5. What is the "salvation" mentioned in Hebrews 2:3,4

  6. 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?

  7. 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:
    John 20:30,31

    Acts 3:10

    Matthew 8 & 9; Matthew 11:4,5

    I Corinthians 12:4 -11

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. Satan temptingly offered Jesus a crown without suffering (Matthew 4:8-10.) Why did Jesus choose the suffering, painful way to glory and honor?

  11. How is choosing to follow Jesus often a choice of pain and suffering? Yet we rejoice!

  12. What two things did Jesus' becoming human and dying accomplish (Hebrews 2:14,15)?

  13. 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

  14. Christ is able to help those who are tempted (verse 18). In what ways are we tempted (I John 2:15-17)?

  15. How do Jesus' temptations fall into those same categories (Matthew 4:1-10)

  16. Christ was victorious over temptation, suffering, and death. What does that mean for us?


Women IN God's Service

The Study of Hebrews - "A Better Message" (lesson 2)
Ladies Bible Class Lesson, 9 January 2001
West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Copyright © 2001, West-Ark Church of Christ
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