For the past two Sundays we’ve been studying Hebrews 2:5-18 (here and here), a passage that emphasizes Jesus’ humanity. Because the Son of God took on flesh and blood and became a person just like us, Hebrews 2 tells us that he was able to become a merciful and faithful high priest who made propitiation for our sins. More than that, we’re told in 2:16 and 18 that he is able to help us, especially when we are being tempted.
Read Hebrews 2:5-18 together as a group before discussing these questions, and don’t forget to pray.
- Do you think about these truths about Jesus’ humanity on a regular or perhaps daily basis?
- What might change in your life if you did?
- Hebrews makes it pretty clear that Jesus is able to help us. This is not just theoretical information that’s nice to know. Are you utilizing his help in practical ways, especially in your pursuit of holiness (Hebrews 12:14)?
- Take some time during your small group meeting to exhort and encourage one another to make use of the help Jesus offers us in our Christian walk. Be vulnerable, be real, and be loving. Note: “one another” actually means one another, not just the small group leader exhorting the group. 🙂