• What are your expectations for this study on Hebrews?
  • What has been your experience with persecution thus far, and how have you dealt with it?
  • How is it possible to be “different” because of our Christian commitment, and yet not to be accused of separation from and disregard for others?
  • What are the elements to remedy disheartened souls?
  • How can these elements be applied in your life in real time?
  • The word exhortation in the Bible can refer either to reproof or to encouragement. What care should we take in reproving a person who is discouraged?
  • What similarities do you find between the experience of the readers of Hebrews and that of the Laodicean church of Revelation 3:14–22?
  • In what ways is our experience today, two thousand years later, similar to that of the early Christians, and what can we learn from the similarities?