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Once For All, Week 5: The Better
March 26, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Hebrews 7:1-28

Once For All, Week 5: The Better

March 26, 2023 / Hebrews 7:1-28

Hebrews 6:19–7:3 (NIV); Hebrews 7:17 (NIV)

Question: Are you settling for good enough when there is better?

⟹ A better .

Hebrews 7:18-19 (NIV); 2 Corinthians 4:16–18 (NIV); Romans 8:24–25 (NIV); 1 Thessalonians 4:13 (NIV)

⟹ A better .

Hebrews 7:20–24 (NIV); John 13:34–35 (NIV); Luke 10:41–42 (NIV)

Question: Who can you love better this week?

⟹ A better .

Hebrews 7:25–27 (NIV)

 


 

Theme: The Great Go-Between

Share Together

Which of your parents (or another authority figure growing up) was easiest to talk to or ask permission depending on what you needed, and why did you choose them for your requests?

Reflect Together

What impacted you most from the Once for All Growth Guide and the spiritual practice you participated in? How were you challenged by the Sunday gathering message and action steps you are taking this week?

Read and Discuss Together: 

Hebrews 7:1-10

  • What does “priest” mean to you? What about “High Priest”? What is their significance in the church and scripture as serving as the go-between?
  • What do you know of Melchizedek, and what is significant about him both in his interaction with Abraham, one who was the first priest that led to the Levitical priesthood?
  • What are specific parallels between Melchizedek and Jesus that the author points out, and which are most meaningful to you?

Hebrews 7:11-22

  • What does the author mean about “former regulation”? Why would God give it to us in the first place if it was weak and useless? What is the better hope in which we can draw near to God?
  • The author brings up the old covenant and the priesthood. How was the old covenant unable to help us achieve perfection (see Hebrews 10:1-4)?
  • What is the new and better covenant from Jesus? How are we to fulfill it personally and collectively as a faith community? (See John 13:34-35.)

Hebrews 7:23-28

  • How has Jesus proven to be the perfect high priest who has gone before the people on their behalf? What are the results for us of saving us completely, once and for all?
  • What is our response to what Jesus completed as our great high priest? (See 1 Peter 2:9.)
  • What is our priestly role, and can we pray to be more effective in it this week?
Pray Together:

Take time to share with your spiritual community the good things God is doing in your life, as well as the prayer requests you have.

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