Hebrews: Who is Jesus? | Day Ten
Unchanging God | By: Kate Downing
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” - Hebrews 13:8
Welcome to the last day of our study of whom Jesus is! We’ve covered nine descriptions of Jesus so far, and today we will look at the final description given by Jesus in the book of Hebrews: unchanging God.
Spend a few minutes thanking God for what He has taught you so far about the character and work of Jesus. Thank Him for His Word, and ask Him to speak to you through it again today.
Read Hebrews 13:1-7. List the commands given in these verses.
What promise does God give in verse five?
The word “never” in this verse can be literally translated as “never, ever, ever.” How seriously does God take this promise?
What can we confidently claim because of this promise (v. 6)?
APPLY: In what ways do you feel lonely? The truth is you may feel lonely, but you are not alone.
God promises to never, ever, ever leave you or forsake you. Write this verse down on your hand, make it your phone lock screen, or put it somewhere you will see and be reminded each time you feel lonely today that you are not alone.
Read Hebrews 13:8. Write out this verse below.
APPLY: Jesus is our unchanging God. Why is Jesus’s unchanging nature, power, and presence so important to your life? How does this truth give you peace?
Read Hebrews 13:9-13. Under the Old Covenant, the high priest did not have the right to eat the meat that was offered to God in the Holy of Holies. Instead, the meat sacrificed on the altar was taken outside the camp and burned. As we have studied, Jesus is both our perfect high priest and our perfect sacrifice. He acts as both in our lives. At His death, He was figuratively taken outside the camp of Israel and sacrificed in that His own people rejected him. We are to be willing to “go to him outside the camp.” This means we are to be willing to be rejected or persecuted just as He was.
Read James 1:2-4. Why should we consider suffering with Jesus a joy?
Read Hebrews 13:14-19. List the commands given in these verses.
APPLY: List some of the leaders in your life that you need to submit to (honor, obey). How can you do a better job of obeying this command today?
Read Hebrews 13:20-25. Why does the author pray that his readers would be equipped with everything good (v. 21)?
Who is it that God is working through in your life (v. 21)?
What does the author appeal to his readers to do in verse 22?
We are to “bear with” his words, which means, we are to hold fast to all that is written in Hebrews. We are to “go on to maturity” (Hebrews 6:1), standing firm in the truth of who Jesus is!
APPLY: List out all ten descriptions of Jesus given in Hebrews. Which of these ten has been the most comforting to you? Which has been the hardest to trust? Which has challenged you to view Jesus differently?
Now that you know who Jesus is, who will you share this incredible news with today?
Finish out this study by thanking God for teaching you who Jesus is through the book of Hebrews. Ask Him to give you an opportunity to share what you have learned today with a friend or family member.