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The Majesty of Christ

Hebrews 3 - Better Than Moses

The basis of Hebrews is the supremacy of Jesus. God's supreme revelation comes through Jesus. Only through Him is access to God available. Remember that the Hebrew writer originally wrote this book to the Jewish Christians to whom the prophets and angels were heroes. Chapter 1 reminded them that Jesus is greater than those prophets and angels. Chapter 2 revealed Jesus' willingness to give up His heavenly home to come die for our sins. Put yourself in the place of the new Christian who had grown up with all the Jewish training including stories of God's care through the patriarchs and prophets. Would you be able to accept and worship Jesus Christ?

  1. What titles and description does the author use to describe Christians in Hebrews 3:1?

    Discuss how the following verses from Chapter 2 also support those terms:
        2:11 & 12, 17

  2. Hebrews 3 instructs the believers to "consider" or "fix your thoughts on" Jesus. Why/How would this be helpful?

    What things can distract from Jesus?

  3. What titles does the author give Jesus in Hebrews 3:1? How are they applicable to Christ?

  4. To whom and how is Christ superior in Hebrews 3:1-6?

  5. From Hebrews 3:1-6 and your own background knowledge, what are the similarities and differences between Jesus & Moses?
        Similarities                                   Differences

  6. Hebrews 3:6 says "but Christ is faithful as a Son over God's house. And we are His house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast."
    What is God's house?

    For further references consider:
    1 Corinthians 3:16 -17

    1 Peter 4:17 -18

  7. Verses 7 -11 are a warning to the Jewish Christians to not make the same mistakes as the Israelites did as mentioned in Psalm 95:7-11. What are those warnings for us?

  8. Hebrews 3:12 advises us not to turn away from or rebel against God. This indicate that we have a choice. What happened to the Israelites who turned away (verse 11) and thus, what will happen to me if I turn away?

  9. From Hebrews 3:13, what is a Christian's responsibility to his brother/sister?

    What is the importance of doing this today?

  10. Moses was a great man particularly in Jewish tradition, but Jesus is superior. Once again the Hebrew writer instructs the reader (3:16-19) using Moses and the people as examples of how God will deal with us. Compare what happened to the Israelites with what will happen to me/us when my/our time to choose is over.

  11. What difficulties do you find in holding your first confidence firm to the end (verse14)?

  12. What does Jesus do for His followers that Moses was unable to do for his?


Women IN God's Service

The Study of Hebrews - "Better Than Moses" (lesson 3)
Ladies Bible Class Lesson, 16 January 2001
West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Copyright © 2001, West-Ark Church of Christ
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