Monday, January 12, 2015

On 1-18-15, Hebrews 4:14-5:10 will be our Adult Sunday School/Uniform Series/International Sunday School Lesson herein is my commentary. This lesson is known by some as Jesus’ Intercession for Us

Jesus’ Intercession for Us

Hebrews 4:14-5:10

International Sunday School Lesson

January 18, 2015






Jed Greenough



Have you ever seen someone burn out in a job or a relationship?  They no longer have the fresh outlook, the excitement, the energy or motivation.  Maybe you have experienced this first hand as that person.

Last week when I wrote in the For Discussion section to read and discuss verse 8, I had this in mind.  Verse 8 from John 17 reads, “For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them.  They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.”

I said, “How are we doing with regard to that today in our roles?”  And by that I mean the roles of teachers and preachers.  Is the gospel message old to them?  Are they looking for new things to teach and preach because they think they need to in order to stay fresh?

Most people don’t have the option to move on once the spark is gone they just put their nose to the grindstone and go about their workaday life.  In most cases this isn’t dangerous to others, but even if it were, nothing of this world compares to the danger of losing everlasting life.

In this book of Hebrews we are in today Paul is making the case for Christ to, as we understand it, Jewish converts.  He talked of Christ’s superiority to angels, why it was imperative they not drift away from what they had come to believe.  Paul explained why Christ was greater than Moses and in today’s scripture why He was greater than the priests of the temple that they were familiar with. 

Most of the time we remember that we are not infallible as Christ was and is but we seem to forget it by what we teach and preach by departing from the simple but effective message He left us.

For Discussion

  1. I have experienced this burn out in different ways have you?  If so discuss.
  2. Read more about Melchizedek in Genesis 14 and Hebrews 6:20-7:17
  3. Many feel that this Melchizedek was what they call a prefiguration of Christ.  Discuss
  4. Discuss how verses 14-16 from today can encourage us.
  5. Discuss verse 7.
  6. Discuss verse 8-9.
  7. Discuss teachers and preachers.


Upcoming Lessons

1-25-15     Powerful Prayer or We Prayer for One Another     James 5:13-18 or James 5    






Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved



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