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Preparing for the Sermon - Hebrews 10:11-18

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Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word.

You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday.

Carefully Think

  • Read Hebrews 10:11-18.
  • What are the tasks the Levitical priests were to do according to this text? How often did the priest have to do this? What did these sacrifices accomplish? What did they not accomplish?
  • Who is contrasted with the Levitical priests? In other words, who is the “He” in verse 12? What does He do? How long is His sacrifice good for? Who are His enemies? What will happen to them?
  • What does it mean when the text says the Holy Spirit testifies to us?
  • Verses 16-17 are quotes from Jeremiah 31:33-34. Read them in their context. What does this add to the argument being made in the text? Which covenant is it talking about?

Prayerfully Meditate

  • Why did Christ only need to offer one sacrifice for all time?
  • What is the significance of Christ sitting down at the right hand of God? Meditate on Psalm 110 (this is a quote from Psalm 110:1).
  • What does this passage say about the power of Christ?
  • What does the one offering of Christ accomplish?
  • Who is this good news for and what does mean for them according to this text?
  • What does it mean to have the law on your heart? If you are a Christian, how have you seen this in your own life?
  • Why is it good news that God will no longer remember their lawless deeds?