Are you meeting regularly with a discussion group? If you meet just once a week, you can find all of this week’s discussion questions in one place right here.

Question: When have you been punished for an infraction? Was the punishment fitting, or not?


For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.  – Hebrews 10:1-4

Question:  What kind of sacrifice do you think would deal with sin forever, not just for the moment?

Question:  In what ways have you been trying to make things right with God?  Has it felt futile?  How does this passage give you hope?

Challenge:  What is the curtain in your life separating you from God?  Is it anger, pride, love of money, or something else?  Write it on a sheet of paper, then rip it in half.  This is what Jesus did on the cross, he made a way through that curtain for you to know God.  Keep that ripped page somewhere as a reminder.