God Has Spoken

Hebrews 1:1-4 | Sermon Resources | 17 September 2023


Pastor Billy kicks off our new sermon series this week from the book of Hebrews. In these opening verses we will focus on the main message of Hebrews, that God has revealed himself to us through his Son.

Discussion Questions

Feel free to adapt these questions to your specific group and discussion style. They should help facilitate a meaningful and thought-provoking discussion of Hebrews 1:1-4.

  1. We begin our study of Hebrews this week. What do you know about this book? What has been your personal experience with Hebrews? 
  2. Some Bible commentators believe Hebrews is not just a letter, but a sermon. How might we read Hebrews differently if it is, in fact, a sermon? 
  3. According to verse 2, what is the role of Jesus in God’s communication with humanity? How does Jesus’ role differ from the way God communicated in the past?
  4. How can we actively listen for God’s voice today, considering that God has spoken to us through Jesus? What practical steps can we take to attune our hearts and minds to God’s voice in our daily lives?
  5. Verses 2 to 4 make some bold claims about who Jesus is. Which of these statements do you most need to dwell on this week? How so?
  6. What does it mean that God has appointed Jesus as the heir of all things? What does this mean to you personally, and how does it impact your understanding of Jesus’ significance in your life?
  7. The passage emphasizes that Jesus is the “radiance of the glory of God” and the “exact imprint of his nature.” What do these phrases convey about Jesus’ nature and relationship with God the Father?
  8. Verse 3 says that Jesus sustains the universe by his powerful word. How does this concept of Jesus sustaining the universe affect your perspective on his role in the world and your life?
  9. Consider the statement that “after making purification for sins [Jesus] sat down” (verse 3). What does this tell us about our salvation? How can we practically embrace and live in the freedom and forgiveness that Jesus offers?
  10. Verse 4 contrasts Jesus with the angels. Why is it important to the author of Hebrews to make this distinction? How might this impact the way we view Jesus and angels in our faith?
  11. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage?

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