Fayetteville Discussion Guide

 

Gather Together

What is your favorite family gathering of the year? What is your least favorite? Do you enjoy gatherings, or do you prefer to avoid them? Share with the group.

The big idea of Hebrews is that Jesus is better, so don't give up on following him. (Examples include: Hebrews 8:6 and 12:3.)

Read Hebrews 10:19-23 aloud.

To what does the "therefore" in verse 19 connect this passage? What does it mean to "draw near" (verse 22)?  What does it mean to "hold fast to our confession" (verse 23)?

Read Hebrews 10:24-25 aloud.

How do these verses help us understand how to obey the commands to draw near and hold fast found in verses 22 and 23?

Take each phrase and discuss what it means in practical terms: stir up one another, love and good works, not neglecting to meet, and encourage one another. How are these things related to one another? How can they be accomplished in a small group?

What is "the Day" that is approaching (see Romans 2:5, 16)? How does the approaching Day of the Lord give our mission a sense of urgency?