19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:19 – 25, New International Version)
Theme: The Local Church
Yesterday was another good day of insightful commentary. Thanks to all who contributed. Today we will conclude our group Bible study by looking at a third passage that focusses on the purpose of the local church. Of course, we have only considered a small subset of biblical passages that refer to local church activities. Over the next few weeks, we will go broader and deeper.
Bible Study Passage
After spending the last two days in the book of Acts, today we will review Hebrews 10:19-25 (presented above). The author of Hebrews documents some important activities of a local church.
- Based on the passage, what are key activities that the local church should be engaged in?
- Why are these activities important?
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