- Verses 1-4. List the statements made about Christ in verses 2 and 3 what do these statements tell us about his person and work? In what ways is he greater than prophets and angels?
- How do the scriptures quoted in verses 5-14 confirm the statement of verse 4? Define for yourself the ways in which what God says of Christ is different from what he says of angels.
- Verses 1-4. Why ought we to ‘pay more careful attention… to what we have heard’ (verse 1)? Sort out the reasons stated here. Against what practical dangers is this warning directed?
- What, according to the Scriptures (e.g., Ps. 8), is man’s divinely intended destiny? How do we here see God’s purpose for man being brought to its fulfilment? What path did the Son of God have to tread to make it possible for sinful men to share in this fulfilment? What, in consequence, can he now do for us?
- Verses 1, 6. Christians are described here as those who confess Christ and respond to his call. If these activities are to be fully meaningful, we must ‘consider Jesus’ as our ‘apostle and high priest’. What, then, can Christ do for us, and what does he demand from us as: (a) our Apostle, and (b) our High Priest?
- Verses 2-5. Find three ways in these verses in which Christ is said to excel Moses.
- 3:7-4:2. What is the danger against which we are warned here? Why were the Israelites overtaken by it in the wilderness? How can we avoid similar disaster?
- 4:113. In what ways does God use his Word in his dealings with us? What promise of his still stands open for our enjoyment? What are the conditions of obtaining its fulfilment in our experience? Can any avoid having dealings with him?