Hebrews: So Great a Salvation

HEBREWS 2:3

 

Scripture verse: “how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation…”

 

Objectives:

  1. Students should memorize the verse and understand its content and context.
  2. What is different about the book of Hebrews compared to the other epistles?

 

Background on the book:

            Hebrews is very different from the other New Testament books in that we have no idea who wrote it.  The Council at Carthage, which organized the canon of Scripture, attributed the letter to Paul; others suggest Barnabas or Apollos. It was written to Jewish believers probably from Rome before AD 70, before the destruction of Jerusalem.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Scripture lesson: Hebrews 2:1-4

 

  1. Review the background of the book. How is Hebrews different from the other epistles?

 

  1. Give a little quiz: How often do you think about…? Answers: a lot, some, never

Wanting a closer relationship with God?

Praying to God?

Wondering if all this Christian stuff is a waste of time?

Going to Church?

Wishing you could have seen Jesus?

Feeling something is missing in your relationship to God?

Understanding God better by reading the Church fathers?

Whether the Christian life would be easier if I were a monk?

                       

  1. Discussion questions:

How are you walking with God? Are you hand in hand, or each going his own way, occasionally and accidentally side by side? Is God the most important person in your life? Why or why not? Should He be?

What happens to a plant or a pet if you neglect it? (wither and die) How do you keep your relationship with an earthly friend strong and close? Do you put as much time and energy into your relationship with God?

 

  1. Keep a spiritual journal for a week and bring it next week.  How much time did you devote to your relationship with God? What is His priority in your life?

 

  1. Close with prayer.