Embassy member David Marus preaches the gospel by expositing Hebrews 4:14-16. The big idea this week is to draw near to the throne of grace in times of need. The passage encourages us to hold fast to Jesus Christ and draw near with great confidence to the throne of grace for help. Jesus ascended into heaven and sits on his throne at the right hand of the Father, and we sit in his presence. The scripture readings from our worship service were from Acts 1:6-11 and 1 Timothy 3:16.
1. Where do you tend to go in times of need? What or who do you go to for comfort?
2. How have you seen the temptation to sin in difficulty been overcome through the Spirit in your life or other’s lives?
3. In what ways does Jesus advocating for us with the Father encourage us in our journey?
4. How does holding fast to our confession, our faith impact our lives?
5. What does it look like in a person’s life when they hold fast to Jesus?
6. What does it look like to trust Jesus when struggling with sin?
7. How do we resist temptation?
8. How is it helpful to know that Jesus sympathizes with our weaknesses?
9. What keeps you from drawing near to Jesus?
10. What is the importance of humble repentance with God?
11. How do we draw near to the throne of grace? What does it look like?
12. What does it look like to not be in complete despair in our lives?
13. What does it look like to have a bold prayer life?
14. What is the importance of sitting in God’s presence regularly?
15. How does it impact our life to memorize and pray Scripture? How does it help to pray for others in this way?