The Challenge-Live Holy Lives

May 7, 2023    Erik Miller

Main Point: Continue to grow to be like Jesus and help others to do the same.


1. What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you?

2. Read Hebrews 12:14-17. What words and ideas stick out to you in these verses? Do you have any questions? What is the writer of these verses saying?

3. Read Hebrews 12:14. What does it mean to make every effort to live in peace with everyone? What keeps us from being at peace with others? What does living in peace with everyone look like in your life? (See Romans 12:17-18.)

4. If Christians are declared holy by faith in Jesus, what does it mean to make every effort to be holy? Why is a pursuit of holiness so important to our spiritual growth? (See 1 Peter 1:13-16 and Matthew 5:58.)

5. Read Hebrews 12:15. What does it meant of fall short of the grace of God? How might people miss the grace of God? How do we know we have received God’s grace?

6. Read Deuteronomy 29:18. How does this help us understand the bitter root that the author of Hebrews is writing about? What is the bitter root? What does the bitter root cause?

7. Read Hebrews 12:16-17. How is Esau sexual immorality tied to his godlessness? How do his misplaced values lead to the bad decision he made? What does this situation reveal about choosing temporal comfort over eternal inheritance?

8. What parallels is the author of Hebrews making between Esau and those people in the church that might potential abandon their claim to follow Jesus? What is the warning for those who would choose not to follow Jesus?

9. What is one thing you can do this week to put into practice what