The author quotes Deut 32:43 from the Greek translation of the Old Testament (the Septuagint) in 5:6a. The Septuagint reads "sons of God" here, but Hebrews reads "angels." What is the difference between the "sons of God" and the "Son of God"? (Think about Week 4's study). What does this tell us about the role of the Son in the heavenly and earthly realm?

How does the Son's unique superiority affect our lives?

Continue to reflect and pray through these questions throughout your week.

WEEK 6

The Anointed Son

Pray that God would reveal His anointed Son to you.

Read Heb 1:1-4.  Reflect on 1:7-12 and answer the following questions:

The author quotes Psa 104:4 in 1:7—Read Psa 104. What does this passage tell us about angels?

The author quotes Psa 45:6-7 in 1:8—Read Psa 45. In the Old Testament, this passage was about God, but the author states that it is about the Son. The author makes God and the Son one in the same. What does this tell us about the relationship of the Son and the Father? Who is anointed in Psa 45? Who does the anointing in Psa 45?

The author quotes Psa 102:25-27 in 1:10—Read psa 102. What are the primary themes of Psa 102?

How is the Lord characterized? What does Psa 102 tell us about the roles of angels, the Son, and the Father?

Why does the author of Hebrews choose passages that emphasize the power and eternality of the Father and the Son? (Think about the type of community being addressed).

What is the message of this passage? How does the Son's anointed status affect the created order of the heavens and the earth?

Continue to reflect and pray through these questions throughout your week.

WEEK 7

Inheritors of Salvation

Pray that God would reveal the way you can inherit salvation.

Read Heb 1:1-14.  Reflect on 1:13-14 and answer the following questions:

The author quotes Psa 110:1 in 1:13—Read Psa 110. What does this passage indicate about the relationship between God the Father and the Son? Who is the psalm about (according to the psalm itself)? What themes emerge in Psa 110 that have already surfaced in Heb 1?

Reread Psa 110:4. What shift occurs between verse 4 and 5 in the psalm? How is this shift reflected in Hebrews? (Think specifically about the Son's kingship, unique relationship with God, his anointing, and his priesthood).

Who are the ministering spirits referred to in 1:14?

What are the ministering spirits sent out to do? For whose sake are the ministering spirits sent out? (Ponder what you have learned about the ministering spirits in the psalms that we have examined).

What is the difference between the ministering spirits and the Son?

How does one inherit salvation?

Continue to reflect and pray through these questions throughout your week.

WEEK 8

What We Know Now

Pray that God would engrave the message of heb 1:1-14 on your heart.

Reread Heb 1:1-14. Reflect upon what you have learned so far.

Create a chart that shows the relationship between God the Father, the Son and the ministering spirits.

Answer the following questions:

What does 1:1-4 tell us about the Son's identity in relation to God?

Reread 1:4. Based upon 1:5-14, how is the Son superior to the angels? How is the name He has inherited more excellent than theirs?

What makes the Son unique?

How does the Son's role as co-creator, preeminent, and divinely appointed speaker on God's behalf influence our lives?

What does the author of Hebrews want us to learn?

Has the Son changed the course of history and brought perspective to suffering? In what ways has he made a seemingly distant God immanent (close to us)?

Continue to reflect and pray through these questions throughout your week.