Bible Study Hebrews Chapter 6 – 1/5/16

 

Study The Book of the Bible – Hebrews

Use the SOAP method to study a verse that speaks to you from each chapter.

Hebrews 6:1-3 (NIV)

Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.And God permitting, we will do so.

(I would recommend that you read all of Chapter 6 which isn’t very long so that you can put the above verses into context.)

BIBLE (Version NIV)

SCRIPTURE: (Write it out): Hebrews 6:1-3: Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.And God permitting, we will do so. (I know it is 3 verses again, that is what spoke to me)

OBSERVATION (What I learned): Chapter 6 speaks about the need to mature in Christ. It speaks of the difference between new Christians learning about repentance from sinful acts leading to death and going beyond to more mature acts like the laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And verse 3 ties it together with “and God permitting, we will do so.” I reread this chapter several times and came to the realization that each verse in this chapter is dependant upon the ones before it or it can be taken out of context.

APPLICATION (to my life): I am called by Jesus to mature in my Christian Walk. It is not okay to stay on the infant level of understanding of Christ sacrificing himself for my sin and then just keep sinning over and over. I must come to know him in a personal relationship and understand his words. I must further ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit for help to rid me of my sinful desires and my weakened flesh and become more faithful, obedient, and willing to suffer as Christ suffered for others who have not yet heard about Jesus. It is only by serving God that I can truly say I am a Christian. 

Prayer (use scripture as a guide): Holy Jesus, your words in Chapter 6 are heavy but well needed by those of us who remain stuck in “new Christianity.” We are called by you to move on to maturity. I want to do this, but I will need your help and that of your Holy Spirit. I don’t want to re crucify you each time I sin. Each day I am better understanding how suffering is linked to mature Christianity and that only through suffering, trials, and tests do we grow to maturity to be a servant. Lord, help to guide me. Keep me studying your words in Hebrews. Direct my path away from sin. Praise you, Jesus, my example of a true servant.

Amen. Susan…