Be Strengthened By Grace

Hebrews 13:7-16 | Sermon Resources | 12 May 2024

Sermon Summary  

There is a lot of attention these days on the number of people leaving the church.  In the sermon this week Pastor Billy tackles the issue of not those who are walking away from the church but those who are walking away from grace.   

Discussion Questions

1. What was your biggest takeaway from the sermon this week?

2. What is so dangerous about those who are seeking to strengthened by food restrictions rather than by grace (v.9)?

3. How do you know if your life (your thoughts, words, and actions) is being driven by grace or by guilt?

4. What might happen to someone over the course of their life if they are always being driven by guilt?

5. What point do you think the author is making by reminding us that Jesus suffered “outside the gate” (v.12-13)? How does this apply to us?

6. In the sermon Pastor Billy named 5 ways we can pursue grace:

  • Put yourself under good leadership.
  • Have the right perspective.
  • Prioritize worship.
  • Extend grace to others.
  • Look to Jesus.

Which of these feels most relevant to you? How so?  What next step might God be calling you to in this area?

7. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage this week?  


“I simply argue that the cross be raised again,

at the centre of the marketplace

as well as on the steeple of the church.

I am recovering the claim that

Jesus was not crucified

in a cathedral between two candles

but on a cross between two thieves;

on a town garbage heap;

at a crossroad of politics so cosmopolitan

that they had to write His title

in Hebrew and in Latin and in Greek …

and at the kind of place

where cynics talk smut,

and thieves curse, and soldiers gamble.

Because that is where He died,

And that is what He died about.

And that is where Christ’s own ought to be,

And that is what church people ought to be about.”


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