This week's passage: Hebrews 9:23-28
Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)
- What are the copies of the heavenly things that the writer speaks about in verse 23?
- Is verse 23 saying that the heavenly things needed to be purified by a better sacrifice? If so, why? If not, what is the writer saying?
- What is the central point of verses 25 & 26?
- Why is it significant that Christ's sacrifice was done once, and not repeated? How does this do away with sin?
- How does the last analogy in verses 27 and 28 bring home the point that we need a once for all sacrifice?
- Does the end of verse 28 mean that we have to wait for salvation? In what sense does the writer use the term "salvation?"
- What response do you have to the words, "Christ died to take away your sin?" What response do others have?
- What do you look forward to the most about your (ultimate) salvation?