Study Questions for Groups
By Michael C. Mack
1. With whom did you discuss Jesus’ true identity last week? How did that go?
2. What challenges did you face over the last week?
Ask two people to read aloud Hebrews 3:1-6 one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions. Then ask a third person to summarize the passage. Remind them to keep it simple and brief.
3. If you were a Jewish Christian living in the first century and heard this section being read, what might you want to discuss about it?
4. Let’s dig deeper:
• What can you deduce about the people to whom this letter was written?
• What comparisons and contrasts are made between Moses and Jesus?
• Why was it important for the writer to convince his Jewish readers that Jesus was greater than Moses?
• The writer used the construction of a house (or household) as an analogy. What roles do God, Jesus, Moses, and we play in this house?
5. What do you learn about Jesus from this passage?
6. What do you learn about yourself?
7. What specifically does it look like when you “fix your thoughts on Jesus” regularly?
8. As members of God’s household (the church), we are to care for each other, encourage each other, and build one another up. How can you strengthen another part of the house that is in need?
9. Based on our study and discussion, complete this sentence: “This week, I will . . .”
10. What support do you need to keep your thoughts fixed on Jesus this week?
For Next Week: Read and reflect on Hebrews 10:1-18. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts as well as the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.