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Preparing for the Sermon - Hebrews 6:1-8

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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 6:1-8. What are the Hebrews to leave, according to verse 1? What are they to press onto instead?
  • What three things are we to move on from, according to verses 1b-2?
  • For whom does the author say is renewal “again to repentance” impossible?
  • Why is it “impossible” to renew that individual back to repentance, according to verse 6?
  • To what are people compared in verses 7 and 8?
  • What are the responses of the two types of ground that drink the rain that fall on it?

Prayerfully Meditate

  • How can you tell whether you are pressing on towards maturity or not? What are the diagnostic criteria?
  • What sorts of things are missing from the list of verses 4-5? What is not mentioned?
  • How does this passage inform our understanding of what true salvation is and is not?
  • What kind of people are the first type of land? Who comprises the second type of land in this metaphor?