October 31, 2011

Living a Cross-Centered Life: Hebrews Chapter One

Hebrews Chapter One – Jesus :  Better Than All The Rest

Good morning, Bible Study friends.  Are you as excited as I am?!  Our official first day has finally arrived.  Great anticipation fills my heart as we gather in my kitchen this morning.  How grateful I am for each and every one of you.  Your comments have filled me with such joy…reading each and every one blessed me more than you will know.  Thank you for taking the time to write and share your hearts with me and for sharing your prayers.

It is definitely a day for celebration.  We now have nearly 4100 women subscribed to this study!  That is truly only something God can do!!  Our “biggest small group ever”  just keeps growing because you so graciously share this with your friends.  Thank you.  We are still taking new members, so if you have a friend or friends you would like to invite, please share this post and encourage them to sign up by registering in the sidebar for the on-line studies as well as subscribing to the blog to receive the weekly posts in their inbox.

Instructions

Each week we will have a 10-12 minute lesson, a memory verse, a prayer and homework questions.  The lesson will be up all week so that you can do it on your own time.  Remember if you want to receive the homework in your inbox, you will need to subscribe to this web site.  To do that, look in the top of the sidebar.  There you will find a  link that says “Subscribe to Updates.”  Simply type your e-mail address in the inbox and press “Go.”  You will then receive each week’s lesson in your inbox on Mondays.  If you want to see the video, you will have to visit my web site directly.  To get to the web site, you may click on the title of the post in the e-mail.  It will take you directly there. 

Winner of Gift Cards.

Before we get to the lesson, it’s time to announce the winner of the gift card.  I was only going to give one Target gift card, but since so many of you responded, I am going to give away two.  If you win and you are not from the United States and do not have a way to access Target, please let me know and I will be sure to get you something else that you can use.  The two winners are:

Teresa (pastor’s wife) who commented on October 24th at 11:02

Jeannie who posted on October 28th at 10:05 a.m.

Please send your full name and e-mail address to deuteronomysix@aol.com, and I will send you your gift cards.

Video Lesson.

 Okay….we’re off!!!  Below please find our video lesson for Chapter One of Hebrews.

 This Week’s Memory verse:  The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of His command.  Hebrews 1:3a

This Week’s Prayer: 

Father, today begins a new day in my spiritual journey with You.  Thank You for bringing me to this study…for setting apart this time and place for me to be with You in Your Word.  As I begin my first lesson, I come before Your throne asking to be filled with the full, deep, and clear knowledge of Your will for me this year.  Please use my time here to invigorate, refresh, strengthen, and renew me.  Father, I also ask You to speak Truth in my life…even hard Truth.  If I am not living in a way that pleases You or loving others in a way that honors You or studying in a way that changes me, convict me by speaking Truth in love.  Make my heart tender to receive rebuke or discipline.  You have drawn me here, and I want to receive ALL You have for me!

As I join my sisters to study Your Word, knit us together in perfect unity.  Allow there to be absolute trust and confidence in all we say.  Father, plant our roots deep in Your Word and use us to continually build each other up.  Help us to be patient and gentle with each other. Help us teach, admonish, and train one another with grace in our hearts.  May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing to You. 

Father, make Your Word at home in my heart.  Invade every part.  Change my heart, O God, make it ever true.  Change my heart, O God, make it more like You!  AMEN.

Assignment:  Read Hebrews Chapter One

 Homework Questions:

1.  According to Hebrews 1:1 and 1:2, how did God speak to His people in the Old Testament? The New Testament?

 

2.  What proofs/attributes does the author give for Jesus’ supremacy in Hebrew 1:1-3 (name at least 4)?

 

3.  The first attribute is Heir.  Let’s learn a bit more about this in Scripture.  Read Revelation 5:1-10. 

  • What does John say in verse 5?
  • Who is the Lion of the tribe of Judah…the Heir to David’s throne and why is He worthy?
  • Take a few minutes and soak up these words from Revelation…enter into a time of praise, praising Jesus Christ…the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world…the King of kings and Lord of lords…the Heir of all things.
  • What happens in Revelation 11:15.
  • Read Romans 8:15-17.  What does it say?  What does this mean for you?

4.   The second attribute is Creator of the Universe.    Read John 1:3-4 and Colossians 1:16 (corrected from original post that said 2:16).  How do they speak to this attribute?

 

5.  Hebrews 1:3 continues with the fourth attribute:  the Express Image of God.  The Word image comes from the Greek word charakter from which we get our English word “character.”  It is a Greek term used for the impression made by a die or stamp on a seal.  Jesus, literally, is the exact representation of the substance of God.  God poured out every bit of Who He is into the precious life He placed in Mary’s womb.  For nine months she carried God incarnate.  And from the day of His birth until the day He died, the exact imprint of God lived on this earth in the earthly body of Jesus.  How do John 1:1, 14, 18 and Colossians 1:15 support this?

 

6.  Verse 3 continues with the sixth attribute:  Sacrifice.  Scripture teaches Jesus removed our sins as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12) and though our sins are like scarlet, He made them white as snow (Isaiah 1:18).    Verse 3 ends with the seventh attribute: Position.  Jesus sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of God in heaven. 

  • Read Philippians 2:11.  What does it say?
  • Do you give Jesus the rightful place of honor in your life?  If yes, share how.  If not, what can you do to move Him higher and give Him that place of honor?

 

7.  Read Hebrews 1:4-7.  The author continues to attack the religious icons his audience has trusted in for centuries.  He now addresses angels.  He sets forth another attribute of Jesus’ superiority:  Greater than the Angels.  He uses seven quotations from the Old Testament which prove Christ’s superiority to angels.   What is the first one addressed in Hebrews 1:5?

  • What does Psalm 2:7 say?
  • What about 2 Samuel 7:14?

Remember, Jesus did not always have the title of Son.  He was always one with God, but He became God’s Son at a point in time.  It began in this world at His birth.  2 Samuel 7:14 says “I _______ be His Father, and He ________ be my Son.” Notice the use of future tense.

 

8.  In verses 6 and 7 what are other proofs that Jesus is more superior than angels?  How does Colossians 1:16 confirm this?

 

9.  Read Hebrews 1:8.  What does it say?  Read Psalm 110.  Share what you learn about Jesus in this psalm. 

  • Read Mark 12:35-37, 14:62, and Acts 2:34-36.  How do these relate to and affirm Psalm 110 and Hebrews 1:8? 

The author’s point:  Angels minister before the throne but Jesus is on the throne.  The author brings this passage to a climax in Hebrew 1:13-14.  Again he refers to Psalm 110, this time citing verse 1 to highlight the final victory of the Son over His enemies.  If the Son is to have an eternal throne (Hebrews 1:8), this victory is essential!  The author makes the point that victory is found in His Son, NOT the angels.

 

10.  Share what you learn in the following verses (look up some or all depending upon your time):

  • Matthew 26:64
  • Mark 16:19
  • Acts 2:33
  • Romans 8:33-34
  • Colossians 3:1

11.  Who does Hebrews 1:14 say the angels are?  What is their role?

Please know that I will be praying for you each and every day as you seek to know God more through His Word.  What makes this study work is for you to share your thoughts, your questions, and some of your answers.  Please interact with one another for that is how we will grow and learn.  I look forward to hearing from you!!

Sweet, sweet blessings to you,

 

Comments

  1. wendelijn says:

    And we are off!!!
    Thanks Wendy Love you so much!

    x wendelijn

  2. Charlotte Askew says:

    Yes, we are off and learning this morning. I awoke with anticipation to start a new learning adventure with Wendy and my Sisters in Christ. Thank you Wendy for taking us deeper into the book of Hebrews. We all love you dearly.

  3. So excited to begin this study! Thank you Wendy for all that you do! I have loved your studies in the past and love learning from you. You are so good at what you do!! Looking forward to the homework and living a Cross-Centered Life…daily! :)

  4. Good morning sweet sisters! Like Charlotte, I awoke with anticipation! Actually, I have been like this all week because I am so excited about this study!! :) I have loved every study I’ve gone through with Wendy and am thankful for getting to do another one. I only got to question 3 today because I really want to take my time. I am looking forward to incorporating this into my quiet time everyday!:) Thanks Wendy!!

    ~ Julia

  5. Michele Caséca says:

    Wow, Wendy!

    What a deep study! I just finished reading chapter 1. Tomorrow I wanna go through other verses that support this chapter!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us about Hebrews!

    Love,
    Michele

  6. Wow , I was like Charlotte I woke with anticipation to get started, and after checking my email and not seeing anything yet, I came straight here and started reading. I can’t wait to open my bible and notebook to start reading. Thanks Wendy for your Study!!!

  7. Hi yall! It’s Carol from So. Ga.!
    I’m so excited to be a part of this with ALL of you! I know I will learn so much from God’s Word, Wendy, and my study friends.
    I copied the lesson to a miscrosoft doc. and answer questions in different color, then saved in a folder to work on throughout the week. Did I break any copywrites? (OCD kicking in!)
    I also copied our memory verse several times to put on mirror, fridge,car, etc.
    I NEED God’s word to heal me!
    Standout moment:
    HE HAS SPOKEN TO US IN HIS SON!
    Blessings,
    Carol

    • Carol,

      You did not break any copyright laws!! :0)

      I love that you print them out to dig in and work on them on your own time. May He SPEAK into your hurts and bring great HEALING for He is God the Healer.

      W

    • Carol,

      I do the same thing with copying and pasting the questions and then answering them in a different color. I thought I was the only one! Great minds think alike!! LOL Will be praying for you.

      Dale

  8. ready to go Lord prepare my heart and clear my mind of all distractions

  9. Yay! so excited to get started this morning. :)

    I wonder if I didn’t register right?

    For some reason the lesson didn’t come to my inbox, but I did receive the one for last week.

    I still found you, so its all good.

  10. So happy to be here. It’s a beautiful day here in Missouri. 60+ degrees and sunny. After studying I think I’ll take a walk.

  11. Good morning from the Mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon,

    I’ve never been through a Study that focuses on one book of the Bible verse by verse. Looking forward to learning. I LOVED the opening prayer! Yes and Amen!

  12. I watched the video and took notes {So glad I have the power of pause, ‘cause I just couldn’t get my hands to write as fast as I wanted them too!}. I’ve already copied the verse into my journal, on a couple of note cards, and entered it into my handy dandy iPhone App. I prayed and read the first chapter, now I’m working on the questions.

    I just have to pause and say WOW! I LOVE how deep you go into the Word Wendy, I’ve been working on the questions for about an hour now and I’m just now getting to number 4, LOL. I’m in no rush though instead I’m really digging into these questions! Thank you for this study my sister!

    Ok, I’m getting back to studying!

    <3 Heather

  13. So excited to begin my new life as a Christian. As a former Mormon, I have a lot of new information to learn and apply to my life.

    • Hi Carol,
      I will certainly be praying for God and his whispers to your heart. I will be praying that your heart just fills up with Him. He is awesome and He never ceases to amaze. Welcome here too!

      blessings
      tammy

    • Charlotte Askew says:

      Carol, welcome to the Christian life. I will be praying that God will fill you with an unquenchable thirst for Him as He has done for me. Call on any of us if you have questions or need help with the study. My e-mail is chargaile@gmail.com and I would be happy to help in any way I can as will Wendy or anyone here. Get ready for the most exciting journey of your life, I promise!!

    • Oh, I am so excited to have a woman with your background. I spoke in Salt Lake City a few years ago and shared the stage with a former Mormon. Her testimony was absolutely beautiful. She made me fall in love with Jesus all over again as I listened to her speak of His great love for her and how He freed her!! Please share whenever you feel led what God teaches you through this study!!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

    • Take heart Carol. God loves you and He is faithful. Just remember that we as believers can do all things through Jesus Christ Who strengthen us!
      Love in Messiah,
      Josana

  14. So looking forward to getting started on this study. Thank you for doing this.

  15. I’m really excited to get started in this study. I sent an email to several ladies at my work so I’m hoping everyone that felt God leading them to do this study will participate. Thank you for having this study

  16. Linda McCamey says:

    Hey everyone~ I’m so excited to begin this study with you I can hardly type. Anyway, after seeing the video and taking notes I’m jazzed because this already tells me there’s more – real meat to chew on and nourish me in the word. Progressive revelation – now that’s a word to get a hold of and hang on to – just think, when the words of Genesis were “penned” already God had a plan to unfold to us here on earth. —-Til we meet again, from Madison Heights, Virginia~~

  17. Wendy,

    This is my first lesson and season with you! I feel so busy and pressed for how to spend my time but GOD did lead me here and I am so looking forward to delving deep into this WORD with you. I pray that GOD blesses not just each of us following this lesson but that HE saves an extra special blessing for you for giving so much of yourself and time towards helping to enrich the lives of others:-)

    • Thank you, Jennifer. We are so excited you chose to dig into God’s Word with us. God will answer your prayer exceedingly abundantly above all you could ever ask or imagine because of His promise in Jeremiah that when we seek Him with all His heart, we will find Him. May you find Him and hear His voice in very personal and powerful ways!!

      W

  18. The Shepherd's daughter says:

    I am praying ” Open my eyes that I may see”. I have fears , I have anxiety over the enemy that has stolen my child. I want so much to see God’s power over this enemy. I read of it His great power, I praise Him knowing He is Lord Sabaoath, and I really do I believe, but I need God to “help my unbelief”. I am tired and weary in waiting for healing and for my prodigal child to be recovered from the enemy.
    I am excited to do this study and be reminded and strengthened in Who God is, and of His Almighty power in Heaven and Earth.

    Thank you so much Wendy for this study.

    • Sweet Sheperd’s Daughter,
      I have been there. Most parents have had a prodigal at one time or another. I have had more than one season of staying on my knees for a loved one. GOD IS FAITHFUL. He hears your prayers. I have often prayed this verse about how the captives of the enemy are contended for by our Warrior God:

      Surely, thus says the LORD,
      “Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away,
      And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued;
      For I will contend with the one who contends with you,
      And I will save your children.
      Isaiah 49:25
      Will be remembering you,
      Carol

    • Charlotte Askew says:

      Shephers Daughter ( very unique choice) We all have times of suffering from needing help with “our unbelief”. Lean heavily into God and tell him your needs and let His love and truth wash over you. Many of us have had or have been the prodigal daughter (I was one). Believe me when I say that God hears your prayers and He deals with those daughters. Time is everything to us but to God it is nothing more than a vapor. Just leave it with God and let Him take care of things in His timing.

      • Shepherd’s Daughter — We are sisters in this struggle. I have a son whom I continue to grieve over and persevere in pray. I will be praying for you! I know the anguish. Continue in daily prayer. God loves your child more than you do. He knows exactly what that child is doing every moment of every day. He relentlessly pursues. Be patient and hopeful as God does His mighty work. He is always working, even when we cannot see it.
        Lord, settle this “daughter’s” heart with your peace. Strengthen her through this study. Give her moments of encouragement so that her faith remains strong. Let her see your hand at work in her child’s life. Fill her with the fruit of your Spirit as she continue to trust you for the one she so desperately loves. Hugs from KK in Illinois. You are loved!!

    • I will pray with you for the Lord to bring someone into your child’s life that will lead him back to the Lord!
      Loving the study!
      Cindy

    • I know your pain! My son is also far from the Lord right now. I get my strength from keeping my eyes on the Lord and not on my son or his circumstances. There are many verses that I stand on and wait expectantly to see God’s hand working in his life. I pray that you would experience the peace that passes understanding as you focus on Jesus and his love and his power! Bless you!

      • Thank you all for your comments. I am also struggling with a son that has cut himself off from God and us. I really needed your comments and the Isiah scripture. It touched my heart.

    • A prayer for you and your son . . . while not knowing your particular situation, I do understand the pain of a mother for her lost child. God bless.

    • Praying for you in this particular journey through Scripture and your journey with your child. My husband was a prodigal child. I am so grateful to my in-laws and all who prayed for him along the way. You never know who is praying for your child or how God is using them. I know God gave me a sense of urgency to pray for my future spouse 5 years before I ever met my husband. It was during the darkest time of his life. Praying that God will rescue your child from whatever sin they may be entangled in.

  19. I too have been in anticipation of this study…I did the David study and what a blessing it was Wendy! Looking forward to being refreshed, enriched, empowered…God bless.

    • So excited you are back with us again!! God will do great things through this deep and rich book.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  20. I too have been waiting with much anticipation. I think I found a reference error {maybe} in question 4 should the reference in Colossians be 1:16 instead of 2:16?

    • Yes, you are correct. I have made the correction on the web site. Please feel free to point out errors and typos anytime!! I am grateful. Please forgive. :0)

      W

  21. So I’ve been working on the questions for the Hebrews study for about an hour now and I’m just now getting to number 4. Believe me, that is NOT a complaint! I am totally LOVING how deep you are taking us Wendy! As I was answering number 2 about the 7 proofs, I kept thinking about the three kingdoms of God: Power, Grace and Glory.

    Christ is the embodiment of each one of these kingdoms!

    Kingdom of Power: This Kingdom is God’s work of creation and sustaining that creation. Christ was there at creation taking part of this activity with God and by his Word, He sustains creation.

    Kingdom of Grace: This Kingdom is God’s work of salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ and it is witnessed through the fellowship of all believers and the Means of Grace {Word and Sacraments}. Of course, Christ is the Word made flesh and He is the whole reason we have Grace! {God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense}

    Kingdom of Glory: This Kingdom is pure and simply the perfection found in heaven where no evil exists and where the saints who have gone before reside with the angels. Christ’s place is at the right hand of God, sitting on His throne in glory.

    For me this totally geeked me out as I worked through the proofs. Ok, stepping down and going back to the study :) . Loving this!

    • How I love this, Heather. Thank you for sharing!!!!! God gives you such great wisdom.

      W

    • Heather… THANK YOU! I’ve been on the 1st 4 questions- loving every second of not rushing forward because every point is so deep, so awesome… literally beyond my comprehension. I love the 3 kingdoms of Power, Grace and Glory. You rock- from one nerd dancer to another :)

  22. My thoughts on question #4: These verses show me that not only did Jesus speak the whole world into existance, but when we all were totally lost in our sins and destined for eternity in Hell, Jesus came to our rescue by way of the sinners cross at Calvary. He’s bought back the ‘universe of mankind’ that He had created and that had rejected Him. Totally awesome and totally humbling…

  23. Hello sweet sisters,
    I am so excited to start this study. I have ran off the questions and things to begin study later. I am a teacher so have to finish my day with my little butterflies first. I have been praying for all of us. Looking forward tos eeing what God will show us.

    blessings to you all
    Tammy

  24. Martha T. says:

    I am jazzed about doing this study! The video was so good and now I get to do the study!

  25. Angela Hardman says:

    Wendy!!!!

    I am so blessed by this already!!! It has opened my eyes even more to the immaculate being that Jesus is!!! I’m already on the homework and it is getting down in my spirit!!! I am praying for a life changing shift to occur for all that is involved in this bible study!!! To God be the glory for all that he has done and will do through this ministry!! God Bless!!!

    Angela,
    Benton, LA

    • Amen and amen to your prayer!! May God be glorified in and through our time together as He teaches us and leads us deeper still with Him.

      W

  26. Very excited to start this study. I have heard a lot about the Angels as a matter of fact October 2 is the Feast Day for the Guardian Angels. September 29 is Feast Day of the Angel Gabriel, Michael and Raphael.

    Thank you for this study, love ya :)

  27. Shannon J. says:

    have not been able to view the video by wendy :(

  28. Shannon J. says:

    Please bear with me on this as I am trying to do this study now that life situations make it a bit easier to accomplish this now that I am not working full time. I am pretty dumb when it comes to understanding the Bible to would appreciate any comments, thoughts, prayers, etc.

    On question 1 god speaks to His people in the Old Testament thru the prophets. And in the New Testament he spoke to His people thru His Son. But he also uses the Holy Spirit correct?

    • Shannon, you are ABSOLUTELY right. God sent His Holy Spirit to teach, remind, and convict us…to give us wisdom, knowledge, discernment, and revelation. See you are NOT pretty dumb when it comes to understanding the Bible. You get it!! Thank you for reminding us of this very important Truth. So excited you are joining us.

      Blessings,

      W

  29. Thank you for making this study available like this. I just found out about you and this is my first study like this. I love Hebrews and how the Old Testament and New relate together, types, etc. This is so great for me because I have been mostly house bound for a few years due to an injury and a related and progressively worsening painful neurological disease, that among other things makes it very painful to write, but I can type and I am able to do it in stretches. So thank you!

    • Wow!! Another precious story about how God has used this study to make Bible study possible for someone for whom it is difficult if not impossible to attend. I just love to see these answered prayers…because your answered prayer is my answered prayer!! Praying God will use this study to bless and encourage you and bring the fullness of His healing power and Name into your life. So excite to have you!!!

      Sweet Blessings,

      W

    • Abba, Thank You so much for Savannah. Thank You for giving her a way to be a part of an amazing “small” group and a deep study on Hebrews which lights her heart on fire. You are Healer, Jehovah Rapha. In Jesus’ Name, quell the neurological pain for our sister. I praise You and thank You that we are in this group together, holding one another up. In Jesus’ Name, Amen! xoxoxo

  30. I loved the introductory video! Giving all the reasons as to why we would want to study the book of Hebrews. I so want to be made “fully alive”. “Jesus our firm foundation” in the world today that is rocking in so many different areas-economic, political, social, financial, weather, etc. The only thing that is real is Him and I want more. Much more. Thank you for coming to my email today and reminding me.

    • You are so right He is our firm foundation!! And through this study we will learn even more about His character and Who He wants to be in our lives!!

      W

  31. Greetings from New Jersey! God surely brought me to this study, although I am smack dab in the middle of moving from the East Coast back to the Midwest, and am not quite sure I have “enough” time to dig deep, but I feel that even if I can’t delve deeply, as you all seem to be, God will give me amazing nuggets of His truth to cling to in the middle of my madness and stress. I “should ” be packing boxes, instead I’m packing Spirit! :-)

    God bless you all and thank you, Wendy!

    • How wonderful that this study provides an avenue for you to do Bible study while you are in the midst of a move. So excited to have you. Praying the Lord delivers many nuggets of truth and praying too He will carve out sweet time alone with Him in His Word to tak you deeper still with Him.

      W

    • WendyB Just want to give you a word of encouragement. One of our moves was from NJ back to Ohio. It really is a hectic and emotional time. God blessings upon you and congratulations for stepping out to take the time to do this study. Go
      d will surely give you blessings to hold on to as you go thru this move!

  32. Hi Wendy, I just finished watching the video and I’m lookoig forward to do this study. This is my first time doing a Bible study on line and to be honest with you I really don’t know a lot about the Bible or how to sstudy but I want to know more about God and His Precious Son and I want to get to learn and know more about Him. Thank you so much for taking the time and help us (me) Please pray with me and for me to keep learning about God’s plan for my life and to get closer to Jesus.

    Blessings

    • Hi Rosa,

      You are in a great place to do Bible study for the first time. You can do this on your own time. You have an amazing group of women around you to ask questions and to learn from. And God is so pleased with a heart like yours that is seeking to know Him more. He will be so faithful to teach you and speak into your life with His living and active word!! So excited you said “yes to Bible study!!”

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  33. You have no idea how long I’ve been looking for a Bible Study with a “workbook” feel. This “homework” was just what I was looking for!! I’ve been scouring eBay for a workbook Bible Study that I can trust, and I have you on my FaceBook feed and saw today your posting about this Bible Study in Hebrews! I was ELATED! I just spent the last couple of hours going through the scriptures and writing out my “homework”. How awesome. Looking forward to next Monday!!

    • Your words bless me so much. God gives me every part of the homework and the lessons, so when I read words like yours, I see His hand at work and how He is meeting the needs of the women He draws. Thank you, thank you!!! So excited to have you.

      W

  34. Nancy (WV) says:

    Just saw the link for this study on the Proverbs31 facebook page….SO very glad I ‘stumbled’ across it!!! I was just talking to my ‘church momma’ this morning over the IM at work about feeling lost & not knowing how to pray or what to even read anymore…..then I found this! An oasis in my desert where faith is all I’ve got right now…walking by faith & not sight is not my strong suit…too OCD for that (or CDO – because the letters are in order! lol). God’s timing and orchestration of events in life amazes every single time. Will be following Carol from So GA’s lead & do a copy/paste into my word processing app so I can print out this week’s study & take it with me to work on during my lunch breaks at work. Will definitely be sharing this link with my church sisters! Thanks so much for having us all over to your kitchen for small group study! I’m so excited!!! =)

    • Nancy, I love that God led you to this study through the P31 Facebook page. We have so many P31 fans in this study. I just love how God over and over again has anwered the cry of women’s hearts seeking more of Him through this study. I pray He will bless all of you richly for following where He has led you. Please share what you learn and how you see Him use this study to touch your life and speak to you!!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  35. Shannon Wardlow says:

    I’ve been waiting with much anticipation to begin this study, and I was thrilled to find Week 1 in my inbox this morning! I’ve watched the video and am so ready to dig in. I’ve been reading through the comments and love the sweet fellowship that’s happening! I can hardly wait to get to know you ladies better. God bless you all!

  36. This is awesome I love the study and its easy for me to understand and to dig deep the word of God Im so glad that I found this study! Were leaving for Mi next week and Im taking you with me Wendy I cant wait for next weeks lessons. Thanks ♥

    • Love that this study allows women to take it wherever they go!!! Never thought about that before. Look forward to meeting you back here again next week.

      w

  37. Thank you so much for this Bible study. I’m very excited to get started. I also appreciate your video that goes along with the lessons. It is helpful to me to have further explanation about the scriptures and a little background information.

    God Bless!

  38. Ready, set, GO! So ready for this study!

  39. Loving the Study already!
    looking through the comments no one
    asked this so did I miss something?
    # 3 The first attribute is Heir
    #4 The second attribute is Creator of the Universe
    #5 The fourth attribute: The Express Image of God – Did I miss # 3 somewhere?
    #6 the sixth attribute: Sacrifice – What about #5?
    #7 the seventh attribute: Position

    Thanks for any help.

    • Hi Mona,

      You ask a great question. Because we are an on-line study, I cannot go in depth into everything I would like to as a teacher. So I chose to focus on a few of the attributes but not all of them. You did not miss anything. I do appreciate questions like yours though, so feel free to ask anytime. There are times where i have a typo or forget to include something.

      Blessings to you,

      wendy

      • Wendy,
        Thank you, just didn’t want to miss a thing!
        I have been wanting to do a study in
        Hebrews for a long time, so I am anxious
        to dig in!
        Blessings, Mona

      • Hello! Yes I had this same question. I understand your response Wendy, however I believe it would have helped to clarify all the attributes first and then gone on to clarify those you wanted to spend more time discussing. Also, I’m having trouble connecting the dots between the attribute “Creator of the Universe” and Colossians 2:16….thanks for any insight :) Great study!!

        • Courtney,

          Thank you for your suggestions. I appreciate them and if I have any more lists like that, I will try to remember to do that.

          As for Colossians, it should read 1:16, and I have corrected that on the post. Hopefully now it will make sense. :)

          W

    • Carol Blair says:

      Thank you Mona for asking that question as I was wondering the same thing.
      Carol from Kansas

  40. Hi Wendy,
    I was so excited to stumble upon this online study! I can’t wait to get started.. this is the first time I am doing a study online, so it will be interesting! studying the word with other women is always exciting. I also recommended this to my dear friend in Dubai,UAE and she has also signed up for it.. Isn’t that cool? Can’t wait to dig in to Hebrews and learn about Jesus..

    In Christ,
    Sylvia

    • Sylvia, thank you for sharing this study with your friend. I just love how we have women from all over the world to speak into our lives as we study the Word of God. I look forward to getting to know you through our study!!

      W

  41. Hi bible study sisters,

    Today is my third year wedding anniversary! I need your prayers (yes I am not afraid to ask), please commit my home into the Lord’s hands, I need God to answer our prayers and grant us our hearts’ desires.

    Thank you and God bless you!

    And Wendy – I am loving this study, first timer too! God bless you.

    Best regards,
    Olayinka

    • Happy and blessed anniversary, Olayinka! What better way to celebrate than b diving headfirst into God’s precious word! Can’t wait to get started on this first-time online study! Love each one of you–Janet

  42. Lorraine Nyahora says:

    Hie Wendy

    Thanks a lot for this on-line study. You were truly right when you said this study was going to reveal to us a deeper character of Christ. I am so loving the heir part. Wendy let me say one can only be entitled to inherent wealthy when death takes place so long as the owner of the wealth is still alive there can not be inheritance. Thank our Lord that Jesus died for me and you enabling us to inherit our Father’s wealthy. Sweet sisters whatever belongs to our Father in heaven and here on earth is ours also in Christ.

    • Thank you for sharing such an important Truth with us today!! I am excited to have you and please know it is my JOY and pleasure to do it. I grow so much from all you girls share.
      Blessings,

      Wendy

  43. LOVING this study Wendy! I love the passages in Revelation. I can only imagine the beautiful sounds of worship around Christ’s throne. It is so humbling that the Lord, worthy of everyone’s worship has adopted ME into his family as his daughter. It is just amazing and every time I read that passage I cant wrap my head around how amazing the love of Christ is for me and for all of us.

    • I too love these passages. When I wrote this study, I just sat there with those passages and soaked them all in. I used them to enter into a sweet time of praise.

      W

  44. Terrie Black says:

    Good Moning to all my Sisters in Christ!!! I have been so excited to start this bible study, I have been telling everyone that I know about it. What an awesome priveledge it is to be able to come to our computers where ever we might be at that moment and be able to study the Lord’s word without the fear that we might be killed for reading it. I feel so blessed to be ale to read God’s word with all of you, as well I am looking forward to getting to know you all in the spirit of Christ!!

    • Terrie,

      Thank you for sharing this study with your friends. And I do agree, it is so nice to be able to take the study wherever you go. Although it leaves no excuse for not being prepared!! :)

      Look forward to studying God’s Word with you.

      W

  45. Joyce Osborne says:

    Thank you Wendy for starting the study of Hebrews. I love studying the Word of God but I have not been involved in Bible Study for a long time. The church that we have been attending is also going through the Book of Hebrews, and I am also attending a Bible Study in my area with Beth Moore called the Inheritance. I think it is so neat how all of these Bible studies connect….Looking forward to each week….love doing home work! Thank you again!!!! Blessings

    • Wow, you are one busy girl!! I am certain you will have great things to share with us since you are doing Hebrews in your church and studying Beth Moore’s inheritance. Please be sure to share when you feel led. That is what makes this study so great!!

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  46. Thank you for this study! I am so excited to get started. I decided to copy and paste your study questions on a word document, put extra space for my answers to your questions and printed the lesson plan.
    I plan to put these in a binder each week to make it a “workbook” so that at the end I have all of the pages together with my answers . Wil be nice to review any past lessons.
    Just thought I would share!
    I also am putting the week’s scripture on an index card on a “bookring” . I can’t believe I am being so organized, typically not me !!!
    I am so excited to start this study!!!
    Blessings to all!

    • What a GREAT idea!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing. Makes it work more like a traditional Bible study and enables you to keep things more organized. So excited to have you!!
      Blessings,

      wendy

  47. sister in Christ says:

    Hi just wanted to jump in…….this is my first study with you Wendy and I can already tell how much it is going to minister to my spirit. I am soooo excited about this new adventure. I am already loving how much you are having us dig into this first chapter. His word is so alive and I just can’t soak up enough….Thank you Wendy for this wonderful opportunity.

    • Hi, love having your here for the first time. So thankful God drew you here!! May God grow you deeper in His Word and in Who He is as you sit with Him each week.

      Sweet Blessings,

      Wendy

  48. I’ve been praying for a ladies Bible study that meets on Tuesday or Wednesday as those are the 2 weekdays I don’t babysit. Then I came across this on Facebook of all places and while I won’t have the face-to-face fellowship, I am excited to study God’s Word with each of you! May God receive all the honor and glory for the work the Holy Spirit is going to do in each of us as we study Hebrews. God bless!

    • We are so excited God met you where you are and knew just what you needed!! And I agree with your prayer that God will recieve all the honor, glory, and praise for the work of the Holy Spirit that happens over these next 13 weeks.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  49. Shalom everyone!
    My name is Josana, I am from Toronto, Canada and I am so happy to participate in this study. Specially in these days we need to redeem the time we might have lost in the past. Being involved in Bible Studies and Prayer is the best thing we can do for ourselves and for our families and friends. Thank you Wendy for starting this very timely project.
    These are some thoughts on seven seals, seven, horns, seven eyes….seven Spirits of God.
    I attend a Messianic Congregation and on Sabbath, when we light the Menora, Isaiah 11 is always being read.
    May God bless you all!

    Josana

    Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
    Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

    Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
    Isa 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

    Exo 25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
    Exo 25:32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:

    Rev 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
    Rev 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

    • Josana, how blessed we are to have you!! Your rich background of being a Messianic Jew will bless us so much. What you have shared today is beautiful and added so much to our discussion. Please continue to share as you feel led. So thankful God brought you here.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

      • Thank you Wendy,

        I am not Jewish, I wish I was! I was born in Romania – Greek Orthodox background. When I came to Canada and I saw, so many denominations, I was a bit confused, so I sincerely asked God to show me the way and this is where I ended up! I love studying the Bible from an Hebrew perspective. There is a very good website and all the teaching material is free of charge. If you wish, I could give you the address. They are on Facebook as well.
        But now back to our study. I love the book of Hebrews!
        Blessings,

        Josana

        • Josana
          I know your talking to Wendy but i couldn’t help but comment. Do they also have a link for learning the Hebrew language. I didn’t realize there was free teaching materials like that? Very interesting view point I bet.
          Jeannie

          • The website is Also on this website there are info of other websites. There is a website called Hebrew for Christians. There you can learn Hebrew.
            Be blessed!

            Josana

        • Lupe Castello says:

          I’d love to have the website. Thank you Josana.

  50. I did the the first two questions last night and I was so humbled that we are God’s adopted children and heirs. I thought to myself even with our flaws we are so loved by God that He sent His oly Son for us. I found myself praising God and thanking Him with such gratitude for His love of me.

    Enjoying the study already
    Tammy

    • This was the same thing that absolutely astounded me and totally humbled me at the same time, Tammy. I have done NOTHING to deserve being called His child. And — I have CERTAINLY done nothing to gain the inheritance that will be mine. To be co-heirs with Christ?!! I am so unworthy of that. God’s love is truly more than I can understand — that He would want someone like me, who has disappointed Him so many times — and continues to do so. What a glorious day it will be — when we stand with Christ as co-heirs and see the heavenly inheritance — our eternal home! KK

      • That is so true Karen. To think He loves us flaws and all. I disappoint Him so much somedays. It will be glorious and joyous day to stand together as His daughters and know we are loved so much. I can’t begin to imagine that feeling of awe to see His face.

        Belssings
        Tammy

        • K.C. Caley says:

          Tammy and Karen, you can never disappoint God…He sees you through Jesus’ righteousness. His thoughts are always good towards us. it is amazing to consider this truth and let ourselves allow His love and perfect sacrifice affect our choices. Do hope you don’t mind my sharing.

          I struggle with ADD (attention deficiet disorder so sometimes I am hyper focused and sometimes no matter how hard I try I just don’t stay focused…and yet Jesus is my perfection and He makes me able to do things I know is only GOD and I get a bit overwhelmed when looking at all the cross references so I will be doing catch up studying through this in depth study I can already see that.

    • Shannon Wardlow says:

      This was a profound revelation for me, too! I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that He truly loves me THAT much. I know that we’ve heard it over and over but to actually stop and think about it simply floors me. I’m so glad that this study is already having a positive impact on my relationship with Christ, my Savior. I’m absolutely loving this study!

      Blessings to you,
      Shannon

  51. I am not so good at studying. I have been studying for years and years and still I have trouble.
    I got to question 3 yesterday and after reading Romans 8:15-17 I know that since he is an Heir we are co-heirs with him. Since we are co-heirs what are all the things we have inherited? I know its eternal life and He loves us like his own children and even disciplines us when we need it and joy, peace and all the things we need in this life to be equipped to do the work he has called us to.

    • Hi Jeannie,

      What a great question! If you have a moment, read the first few chapters in Ephesians. Here Paul tells us what our spiritual inheritance is in Christ. Yes, it is salvation. Yes, it is eternal life eternal life. But it is so much more. The greatness of His power at work in us. The fruit of the Spirit. Wisdom, knowledge, discernment, and revelation. You will be blessed as you read Ephesians chapters 1-3.

      Wendy

      • Thanks for this reply, Wendy! I was totally thinking only about our future inheritance in heaven. I am forgetting the present inheritance we have in Christ right now! Love that!! KK

      • Thanks Wendy :) I will look those up today. I love this study, just wanted you to know. the online experience with this study has been a blessing. Also our sermon at church ties in with this study. It’s 1 Peter we are studying and we have been talking about how we are called to be God’s priest’s in our everyday life. Kinda reminds me of Leviticus.
        Jeannie

  52. Hi, everyone

    I have read the Bible all my life, I have loved the Lord and tried to follow his ways. It isn’t until the past few years I have been able to read the old testament and have the connection, the prophecy of our beloved savior Jesus jump out at me. Things are connecting for the first time in years. It is very exciting. I have always had the same trouble in understanding the parables and teachings of Jesus, and the book of Revelation. Now in just the first chapter of Hebrews I can see and understand the connection of Jesus to Revelations. How is it I never understood?

    These things are not talked about in our sermons or church learning. I am very glad to have these Bible studies. Thank you.

    Susie

    • Hi my sweet bichon friend!! I love to hear how God is connecting things for the first time. That is exactly what I pray for as I pray for all of us. And we really cannot learn these things from someone else, we must be in the word, digging, seeking, praying, studying. It is there that God can meet us and teach us. Thank you for sharing!!!

  53. Just wanted to ask, and make sure you will leave the video on the site all week right?? I am busy mon thru wed baby sitting two adorable lil ladies and am not able to get to watch until thrus.

    Thank you and God bless, I have one of those lil ladies and my side right now!! lol

  54. Hi everyone!
    My” standout moment” today is that HE OVERCAME and has authority to open the book and 7 seals. We too can overcome, by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony and because we do not love our lives even when faced with death. Rev. 12:11.
    May we be overcomers through Him, no matter what our circumstances.
    Love,
    Carol

  55. Thank so much for this study…this is my very first online one. My friend in Africa emailed me and asked me to join her in it (I live in Canada). We have not seen each other in over 6 years and I am so excite and blessed that we can deepen our friendship through studying God’s Word together here. So i just wanted to say thank you and that i’m so excited to be studying Hebrews! God is so good.

    • How wonderful that God brought you together to study His Word. Isn’t that just like God to give a precious gift like that? I am honored that our study is the place He will make that happen. We are excited to have both of you!! I look forward to getting to know you as we study His Word together!

      W

  56. Absolutely LOVING the study so far, things that I have read a thousand times are starting to click for me as I am grasping the deeper meaning behind the Scripture that are part of the assignment!!! To grasp a deeper meaning of Jesus being God’s Son is awesome. I mean I have always known it but to
    Look of so many verses that speak of it in so many ways just has me smiling – silly probably but this is just what I needed. Thank you

  57. Lupe Castello says:

    Thank you Wendy. With 4 boys, I have gotten caught up in the todo’s that my devotional time has become so sporadic that when I get some, I have trouble knowing how to spend it. This is just what I need. (He knows me so well. *wink*)

    • You are so welcome. It makes me so happy when I hear that this study provides just what someone needs. God knows and is so good to provide!!!

      W

  58. This study has already begun my questioning and wanting to know more. When I got to the 6th attribute “Sacrifice” I began to explore this a little more. I couldn’t quite get it and it was frustrating me but as I began reading I discovered some great things. Jesus was a sacrifice and died so I might live. But as I continued reading I was drawn to more, then I was reading the scripture ‘eat of my flesh and drink my blood.”filtered into my thinking. And I wanted to know what that mean . I put my swim fins on and dove deeper. From what I learned was jaw dropping for me, because as I studied I saw that because of my sin , the blood of Jesus was on my hands, because of me and my sins, his blood was on my hands because I killed him. But I also read that because of his death I am to enjoy the benefits, which are eternal life with the Father as well as being forgiven and having the chains of my past and future chains already Gone. Another benefit is salvation.

    A few other things are , that we need food to live and water to drink but what Jesus is telling us is to rely on him fully for our life. Where the world says “dont put your eges in one basket” Jesus tells us thats what He wants us to do – put our everything into him, trust in and rely on Him. Period. His sacrifice gave me life, gave us life. And it is to me no greater gift a Father can give his child.

    Now to Go thank my Father for sending His Son so that I can live.

    • Wow!! I love everything you pulled out of that one word, “Sacrifice.” Thank you for sharing!!

      W

    • Debra, I so loved reading this today! It’s so true! Because of our sin, we are responsible for His death…but holy cow, He STILL wants to pour out His blessings on us, making us heirs with Him, receiving so much more than we deserve! All of my eggs…though many are broken and shattered, are in my Jesus basket :) . {i just pictured my Easter basket, lol}

      <3 Heather

  59. Hello Everyone,
    I really am enjoying this Bible study. There are many places on the web that say they are doing a bible study but then they just write or talk about what they think on the subject and you really don’t get to look up any verses or dig deep into God’s word.. But in this study, at our own pace we get to look up the verses in the Bible, we get to dig deep into God’s word and we get to think about what God’s Word says to us. It’s so awesome.

    What spoke to me as I studied, was all of the references in the Bible that speak to the fact that Jesus sits at God’s right hand and he intercedes for us. This is so comforting to me and also so incredible to think that Jesus speaks on our behalf with God.

    I hope everyone has a blessed week!

    • Deb,

      Thank you for your kind words about the study. You will never know how much they mean to me because I sometimes wonder if this is too much for women who do an on-line study…if they would rather it be quick and easy. But we should not treat God’s Word that way. So my prayer is always this study will meet in the middle. Convenient yet taking women to a deeper place and letting them dig in the Word themselves. And then we can share what we all learn together. I truly love that it has met your need.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

      • Wendy — This study is perfect! I love it when I am drawn to other parts of the bible and am helped in seeing how the entire book ties together. I work full time, but am having no trouble getting the study done so far. I see how many questions you have for me — dividing them up between the days of the week — and do that many each evening after work. Wonderful!!

        • It makes me so happy that this study works well for working women. I remember when I practiced law how hard it was to find time to do anything outside work. What a great system you have come up with. Glad you shared and hope other women who work will adopt it.

          w

  60. I’m just able to get to the Bible Study today. Thank you so much for doing this. It is such a huge blessing. I work nights so have not been able to do a lot of the Bible Studies at my church. I have been SO hungry for the Word and just want to learn, learn, learn. I’m loving that it’s focusing on a Book of the Bible. I have done a few Bible studies of Books and just love them and the insights that I totally would’ve pasted without focusing on verses at a time. I find a lot of times that I rush through my Bible Study and am looking forward to taking a full week to be able to dive into 1 chapter at a time. I, as some, am learning through other ladies at my church and the internet how to best study and dive into my studies. I am so amazed how you can get as much as you put into your Bible Studies. I’ve learned about looking up the definition of certain words. Do you also look at every cross reference also. Can we get some hints of how you approach Bible studies other than looking up the verses and seeing what they say? I’m afraid that I, way too often, put things (work, busyness, TV, computer) before God and have been focusing more and more on making sure God is first. He means SO much to me and I can’t get enough of digging into His Word and learning all that He has to teach me!!!

    • Hi Robin,

      You are so right, digging deeper is what makes His Word really come alive. I use a study Bible and/or Life Application Bible and use the notes in those as I study. I also will use the reference verses that are in the margins when I want more understanding. I have bought a few commentaries and use those to prepare our lessons. Warren Wiersbe is one of my favorites because he says things in a very understandable practical way. Matthew Henry’s Commentary is one of my all time favorites, but he is old and it is old style writing and language and takes a bit more patience to pull out the meaning of the verse but well worth the time. I also will do Google searches sometimes and find great writings…but you have to be careful and see who the author is. Logos has GREAT software that I have that includes many, many commentaries so if you want to invest money in software, it is the best I have seen. All of us at Proverbs 31 use it. I hope this has helped you!!

      W

    • Robin, QuickVerse is another Bible software you can purchase that has tons of great resources. I use it all the time! Bible gateway is also my best friend when I need to search a verse really quickly and check it out in other translations.
      <3 Heather

  61. I have read chapter 1 and answered the first 5 questions. This chapter and the supporting verses have really cleared some things up in my heart and mind. Since I was a little girl, I have heard and believed the whole idea of God in three persons. . . Father, Spirit, Son, but it never quite made sense to me in my head until I read this chapter and the supporting verses for question #5 especially. I just remember as a child being confused on the difference between God and Jesus and no one in the adult world around me could explain it. . . but oh how simple it is! The analogy of an “imprint” could so easily clear this up in a child’s mind. By using a simple stamp and ink pad, this could become an object lesson.
    Once this is all clear, it ALL makes sense, especially the part about Jesus being our everything. . . . He is everything we need to survive in this world and is everything we need to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. In the world we live in, everyone wants to “have connections”, well there is no better “connection” to have than with God through His son, JESUS! No better person to connect with than He who has overcome this world!! Thank you for allowing this study to come directly from God’s word. It has been a great way to start my morning! God Bless you Wendy and all who are joining.

    • Lori Ann, thank you for sharing how God opened your eyes to new and wonderful truths in His Word. That, sweet friend, is a true answer to what I pray for us every day as we open His Word. Your story today truly brings tears to my eyes!! May He continue to do this each and every time to open the pages of Scripture…may He continue to feed you and take you deeper still with Him.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  62. Jesus as Creator… I stand in awe with what we can learn about God by His Creation. When I think of my favorite vacation, Lake Tahoe, I am shown that He’s rugged, beautiful, magnificent beyond words. His Creation is so beautiful, so humbling… He is vast and yet He still cares about the tiniest most intricate details. His character shown through His Creation! At the same time, there’s a fraud to every truth. In our family, we have to work to get our daughter into God’s Creation more than any virtual world! To Him… Through Him… is EVERYTHING! Wow!

    Question for Wendy or anyone else… 2 Samuel 7:14… I can’t make sense of “When he does wrong…” Nathan is the prophet foretelling David of Jesus, right? But Jesus didn’t do anything wrong… Can you help?

    Have the BEST day my friends!
    xoxo

    • Hi Kristie and Noelle,

      Great question!!! This is where Scripture becomes so difficult without a seminary degree!! From everything I have read, these verses are a good example of an Old Testament passage in which some elements find fulfillment in the immediate future (Solomon and other strictly human descendants of David), while other elements will be realized only in the more distant future (Jesus Christ, the Son of David). Some of it applied for the current time and another part it was prophetic. So as applied to Solomon and David’s other earthly descendants, they sat on the throne, but when they sinned, God punished them and there were consequences. Jesus was without sin, so he received no punishment, but He is David’s descendant that will sit on the throne for eternity. Both fulfull God’s promise that one of Davd’s descendants would always sit on the throne. In our day and age, there is no throne for a descendant of David to literally sit upon…no earthly kingdom for him to rule over. So Jesus now is that King. I hope this helps. It is hard stuff!!

      • Awesome. Thank you so much :) xo

      • Elizabeth says:

        Thanks for that question and answer! I was stumped on that as well and haven’t had a chance to do further study on those verses. It makes sense now!

      • Charlotte Askew says:

        Thank you Wendy, as I was having problems understanding that as well. Your answer certainly clarifies any questions I had. I knew you would have an answer )

      • I am just now reading the comments and finding them so helpful. I had the same question as Noell, and it was so helpful to read your reply. This is my first experience with on line study and it took me awhile to catch on so I’m a little behind. These posts are a blessing. thank you all for your input and sharing.

  63. Wendy, thank you so much for this study. This is my first time and I am enjoying it so much! I have the same question as NOELLE above. I’m struggling with 2 Samuel 7:14. When I read it, I got the sense that he was talking about Solomon? Because I to didn’t understand the next verse that said….”When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men……” HELP! :)

    • Hi Kristie and Noelle,

      Great question!!! This is where Scripture becomes so difficult without a seminary degree!! From everything I have read, these verses are a good example of an Old Testament passage in which some elements find fulfillment in the immediate future (Solomon and other strictly human descendants of David), while other elements will be realized only in the more distant future (Jesus Christ, the Son of David). Some of it applied for the current time and another part it was prophetic. So as applied to Solomon and David’s other earthly descendants, they sat on the throne, but when they sinned, God punished them and there were consequences. Jesus was without sin, so he received no punishment, but He is David’s descendant that will sit on the throne for eternity. Both fulfull God’s promise that one of Davd’s descendants would always sit on the throne. In our day and age, there is no throne for a descendant of David to literally sit upon…no earthly kingdom for him to rule over. So Jesus now is that King. I hope this helps. It is hard stuff!!

  64. I’m so excited to see how God uses this study in my life! I was standing in complete agreement as I read the first part of the prayer you wrote asking God to make his will clear for the next year of my life. Thanks for the depth you offer with your perspectives on the passages, Wendy. Thanks for your time and energy in facilitating this study, and may Christ be magnified by EVERY aspect of it!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Dear fellow travellors of Hebrew,

    Thank you for all comments and insights. Was working on question 6 – philipians 2:11 and the question about giving Jesus the rightful  place: i want to give Him place of honor. Ask Him to show me what is on His heart. But not sure if my actions actually do it. I do start the day asking For help, but feel I lose it during the day. At the end of the day, was it the day That honored Jesus or just glorified me – I am not quite sure.

    Prema

    • Prema,
      I think we all lose it in our day. I think the key is to be constantly breathing in God in our day through our prayers and asking Him to help us desire Him above all else. It is not easy, but He is our strength. I find shooting short prayers up during me day helps alot. I feel His peace. I know He is with me and even when I do fall short, we are forgiven through His Son Jesus. Oh how I love my sweet Jesus.
      Blessings
      Tammy

    • Prema and Tammy,
      I know what you both mean. I am the same way. I start out good with my focus on him but usually by the evening when everything gets more stressful and I keep ignoring how I feel then eventually I forget to look up. It is like when everything seems like chaos, I loose sight of Jesus. But I have noticed that during the times it is most chaotic I give up on trying to fix everybody and I cry out to him. I might run in the bathroom and just kneel sometimes and pray for strength and the words to say. It takes a while for things to simmer down but the Lord does help us in time of need.
      blessings,
      Jeannie

  66. Dear Wendy,

    Just to review- you talked of 7 attributes – I understand that we cannot do all in great detail, but is it possible to list them? In question 7, you talk of 7 scriptures that list Jesus’ superiority – can you share that as well? Last question – will you be sharing your perspectives on all the questions?

    Thanks for the answers and the study as well,

    God bless
    Prema

    • Hi Prema,

      I will not share my thoughts on every answer since this is like a small group where we all share together. But I am always here to ask questions like you would a small group leader.

      The seven attributes listed in Hebrews chapter one are Heir, Creator, Radiates God’s Glory, Express Image of God, Sustainer, Cleansed Us from our Sin, Sat Down at Right Hand of God.

      The seven verses are listed in Hebrews Chapter One. They are the Old Testament Scriptures from the Septuagint that the quotes to prove Jesus’ superiority.

      I hope this helps. Good questions!!

      W

  67. Thanks Wendy! Yes it helps!

  68. I enjoyed doing the study with you in the past looking forward to doing it again.Thank you Wendy for doing it again and for your prayers. Love your studies!!!!

  69. Hi, Wendy! I have a question regarding question number 7: If Jesus did not have the title of Son of God until He was born, then to what is Genesis 1:26 referring when God says: “Let us make man in our image…”? I hav always thought that Gen. 1:26 is speaking of the trinity. Could you please clarify this for me? Thanks.

    • I had the same question, I also would like clarification. Thanks!

    • Though Jesus did not have the “title” of God’s Son until He was born into flesh, Jesus is still God and is eternal, just the same as the Father. Jesus was there at the beginning, taking part in creation. Same with the Holy Spirit, He was there too at creation. That’s one of those incredible things about the trinity that can make it a bit of a challenge for us to wrap our heads around. I’m not sure it’s something we can fully understand or comprehend, but I hope this helps y’all at least a little..

      <3 Heather

  70. So excited to start. Love how deep it is and am looking forward to learning lots. I’ve always wanted to do a Bible study but because of my health getting out and attending one has never been a good option. I have cystic fibrosis so this is perfect because I work on it during my numerous treatments :-) Also a rape survivor and having read “hidden joy” about 5 times am excited to do a study by you

    Like someone else said I worked for quite a while this afternoon and am only on question 4 so I am learning and digging into God’s word lots!

    • Bekah, it fills me with great joy to know God is using this study to provide an opportunity for you to dig into His Word. We are so excited to have you. I pray that as you are in His Word, He will do as He promises and bring health to your body and healing to your bones!!!

      Sweet Blessings,

      Wendy

  71. I was totally amazed by the fact that Jesus sits at God’s right hand — interceding for me! My name is brought before the Father! Jesus speaks MY name to God Himself! He is there telling God good things about me! He says, “Karen is your daughter. She may have struggled today, but she is your daughter and you promised that nothing would snatch Karen out of Your hand. My blood has covered and cleansed her sins today. She remains your daughter to love, protect, and provide for.” Can you imagine this?!!! Totally awsome!! KK

  72. This is my first study with Wendy. God led me to do this and My prayer is that I will become more intimately acquainted with our Jesus and also thT I can connect with other sisters who also love Jesus!

    • Welcome to our study. We are so excited to have you!! You are in the right book to get more intimately acquainted with Jesus and in the right place ot connect with other women…LOTS of other women. And they are the best!!!

      W

  73. Lorraine Nyahora says:

    I was reading question 10: Acts 2 vs 33. – From the beginning this teaches me that my Lord was humble. There is no exultation without humbleness. Today in whatever areas we are believing our God for what is required is for us is to humble ourselves before him and will also receive his promises. I have to decrease that he may increase in whatever area I require his blessings. Our Lord is faithfulness

  74. I lost our power with the snow storm that came through New England last Saturday. We all had to move in with my parents, who did not loss their power, I Thank the LORD everyday for that, but I have had no time to be quit. We are everywhere. I also forgot to bring my Bible at first, but I was able to get it. I have done my reading but that is about it. We don’t when we are going to get back home. Maybe Sunday. Feeling lost. I was so happy to start this study and now I am behind. God Bless you all. It was nice read all the comments.

    • Sweet Karen, please do not be discouraged. You are not behind because you can do this study on your own time. The posts will always be up and available for you. The Lord knew this would happen and yet He drew you here because He has wonderful truths and romises to teach you! Do not let the evil one discourage you. We are excited to have you and pray that life will be back to normal soon. I will be up in your part of the country speaking this weekend!! I fly into Boston and our event is in Plymouth. Sweet Blessings to you today, Wendy

  75. I wanted to go back and add more to the adoption point. We are adopted into God’s family 1) because of our sin and therefore rescued, 2)because we are Gentiles. Adoption is an amazing concept. My brother and sis-in-law have adopted 3, 2 from Russia (a hard, hard journey), 1 from Ethiopia. The manner in which they love these three is beautiful to see but even more amazing is the way my girls, my husband, myself and our extended family has loved these three even before we saw pictures, held them, cared for them, played with them, etc. The family reacts to an adoption just like a birth. There is no difference for us. They are not blood-related, but spirit-related. So much correlation between my nephews’ adoption and our adoption into the family of God. We are co-heirs, we have the same privileges, the same inheritance. Thank you, Lord for your great and wondrous love.

    • Charlotte Askew says:

      Marla, very beautifully put. Everyone should view adopted children as you have relayed, the same as we are adopted into God’s family. All children have need of earthly parents, but EVERYONE has need of the Heavenly Father. I thank God for the parents that adopt the children left without any earthly parents.

  76. I am struggling with fear – and I needed to hear that I need not fear for I need not fear and may call God “Abba, Father.” I know this . . . yet right now I needed to hear it “outside” my head from another. Thank you.

    I have done a previous study with you, Wendy, and am looking forward to this one. Thank you and God bless you in your gifts. – Becky

    • So thankful you are back to join us again! FInd yourself “fear” verses in the Bible, personalize and pray them for yourself. That fear is NOT from Him. It is from the evil one who seeks to steal your joy and your confidence in God. Don’t listen to His lies. Praying the mind of Christ over you right now.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

    • Charlotte Askew says:

      Becky, what are you in fear of? It is a fear of God or is it the fear of the unknown?

      To fear God is to know him and to know him is to fear him. Such healthy fear enables one to praise God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

      The dictionary definition of fear: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.

      We would love to pray for you but could more effectively pray if I knew the root of the fear.

  77. This is my first study with Wendy and so far absolutely awesome! Have never really learned how to study the bible (ashamed to admit but true) and looking forward to learning how to really dive into God’s Word and see what He has to say. Look forward to seeing what others have to say about some of their ideas on this study. Thanks Wendy!!

    • So thankful God is using this study to help you learn how to study His Word. You will have so many women to encourage you and answer your questions. Praying this will be a great time of growth in your faith.

      W

  78. When I did copy/paste my questions said Col 2:16 for #4 so I was searching for relevance and then I noticed 1:16 was closer to answering the question, but the amazing thing is how the living Word led me in this path to see that thru Christ the unseen rulers/authorities were created for God and then in Colossians 2 Paul states that these rulers/authorities were disarmed (NLT) by Christ’s death on the cross! (Col 2:15) WOW!

    • Wow! Maybe you are the reason for that typo!! God took you on a journey to learn more about His Son. I have corrected that in the post. Love that you shared.

      W

  79. Hello…I found you on Monday and have been working on the questions but have not had a chance to introduce myself until now. I love this study sofas and even though I’m moving slowly through the questions! Thank you do much for making this available to us:)

    God bless,
    Gloria

    • Welcome, Gloria. We are so excited to have you join us!! You are welcome for doing this study. It is my joy to do it!! Look forward to getting to know you.

      W

    • Charlotte Askew says:

      Gloria, welcome and let me say that you will come away from any Bible Study with Wendy on fire for the Lord. This study is very special to me as it takes us so much deeper into knowing Jesus Christ. Ask questions when you need help as someone will be glad to answer them.

  80. Do you give Jesus the rightful place of honor in your life? If yes, share how. If not, what can you do to move Him higher and give Him that place of honor?
    When I was pondering on this question, the verse in John 14:15 came to mind: “If you love me KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.”
    John 14:21 HE THAT HAS MY COMMANDMENTS AND KEEPS THEM, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
    And then I found in 1 John 5:1-3 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
    By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.
    For this is the love of God, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: and HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVIOUS.
    Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

    Mat 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
    Mat 22:36 Master, WHICH IS THE GREAT COMMANDMENT OF THE LAW?
    Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
    Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
    Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
    (The first four commandments are how to love God and the following 6 are how to love our neighbour)

    Deu 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
    Deu 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
    Deu 10:13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?
    Deu 10:14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
    Deu 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

    Just connecting the dots….

    May God give us good discernment to HEAR and OBEY what He says.

    Great study! Have a blessed evening!

    Josana

    • Josana, thank you for connecting those dots- I so appreciate that wisdom :) xo

    • Charlotte Askew says:

      YEA, thanks Josana! I hope you don’t mind but I copied and pasted your post to put with my Chapter 1 notes. Great job at connecting the dots. I am sure there will be others that will want to copy your note. Have a blessed day.

      • I do not mind at all, it is the Holy Spirit of God who teaches us all things!
        1Jn 2:20 But you have had the Holy Spirit poured out on you by Christ, and so all of you know the truth.
        1Jn 2:21 I write you, then, not because you do not know the truth; instead, it is because you do know it, and you also know that no lie ever comes from the truth.
        1Jn 2:27 But as for you, Christ has poured out his Spirit on you. As long as his Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you. For his Spirit teaches you about everything, and what he teaches is true, not false. Obey the Spirit’s teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ.
        Pro 27:17 People learn from one another, just as iron sharpens iron.
        All these verses are from Good News Version.
        Now I can’t wait for lesson Nr. 2

  81. One of my ongoing prayers is that God would put the deepest desire in my heart to be in love with Jesus… to desire Him to the point where my thirst is never quenched. After learning the 7 attributes this week, I’m in awe with the fact that Jesus- in His highest exalted place- has given us the gift of His own Spirit (Acts 2:33) and that He is PLEADING for us (Romans 8:33-34). In my mind, I thought of someone who I would be star-struck to meet. I thought of how special I would feel if that person loved me enough to fight on my behalf. Now, I look at the God of the universe. God Himself in flesh is fighting, pleading on my behalf! And when I think as a parent how much I’d love to travel everywhere my daughter goes- so I can give her advice throughout the day and protect her from evil. THIS is the gift that our Father- our God has given us! Truly the greatest gift! How can I NOT fall deeper in love with Jesus?!

    I also was moved deeply by Colossians 3:1. I read it in different versions, and the NLT says to “set your sights on the realities of heaven…” The REALITY of heaven. I am traveling to see my dear friend who’s 12 year old passed away in a car accident. Sometimes it seems like a fairy tale that those we love are in the here and now. They are present tense, not the past. That’s REALITY. Holy cow.

    Thank you Wendy. God is moving mountains in our hearts through you! Thank you girlfriends- your camaraderie is a precious gift! xoxo

    • Charlotte Askew says:

      Noelle, you are truly one of Jesus greatest loves. He loves your excitement and enthusiasm over your relationship with Him. You radiate the love that God sheds upon you.

  82. Michele Caséca says:

    Hi Wendy,
    Hi everyone,

    Today I finished the assignemts! It took me the whole week, first because lately I’ve had a really busy schedule, so the only time I find to do my Bible Studies is in the early morning, before I leave to work. Second because I really wanted to do it slowly, one question at a time, without rushing, reading every passage and every verse you suggested.

    Chapter One of Hebrews is really clear about the role of the angels and the position Jesus has in the Father’s throne. I had quick chat with my pastor (I have a weekly discipleship with him and his wife) about what “sitting at His right hand” means. To sit at ones right hand means a place of authority. It was a place of honor… it meant dignity and rulership. God is sharing His throne with Jesus.
    After Jesus was resurrected and ascended to the Father, He entered into the heavenly temple of God, and I imagine there He received the official proclamation of His victory on the cross, “Sit down at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet” (Ps.110:1; Heb.1:3).

    Throughout the Old Testament there is something that is called anthropomorphism to describe God in some function or characteristic. This is figurative language describing a certain characteristic of God. It’s describing His divine actions from a human view point. There are mention of his ears, feet, mouth, back, fingers, arms, and hands.
    So Jesus, our Lord, reigns with the Father, Hallelujah!

    Thank you Wendy. I can’t wait to start chapter two!
    Love you,

    Michele

    • Wow, thanks for all this GREAT information. Thank your pastor too. What a blessing to get ot meet with Him and talk about the Word.

      See you here tomorrow.

      W

  83. I was just finishing up #7 and after reading that last part of the question, I decided to read 2 Samuel 7:1-17. As I was reading it, I was thinking about it in the context of Christ and verse 12 really jumped out:
    ” When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.”

    I love that! God is telling David to build his house here on earth so that all things will fall into place for future generations. And from David’s obedience to God, we have an earthly house to dwell in – Jesus Christ.

    • Shalom Lee Ann,
      It is always good to read the whole chapter! It was God who chose David ( a man after God’s own heart 1Sam. 13:4; Acts 14:22) and God also has chosen and called everyone of us and if we open when we hear the knock, the scripture says that He would come in and sup with us. Rev. 3:20. The way, I understand this is that the belivers are the house of God here on earth and the Holy Spirit of God dwells in them. 1Pet. 2:5
      Jesus (His Hebrew name – Yeshua – which means Salvation) is the Heavenly Tabernacle. He went to prepare a place for us and He will come back-soon I hope-to take us unto Himself. John 14:1-3.
      What a beautiful love story!
      Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
      May the Lord bless everyone of my sisters in Messiah!

      Josana

  84. Thanks Wendy. This is a pretty deep study to have as my first one, but love challenges! And love seeing what everyone posts, I struggled with a couple of the questions, but it really helps seeing that I am not the only one. Would like to ask for prayer during this journey of study. My husband and I have been separated for almost a year and a half, and I know the enemy would love for me to be down and discouraged. But I cling to Philippians 4:13 and Jer 29:11 and know that my God has not only my marriage but my whole future in His capable and loving hands. Still praying daily for my marriage (husband has filed, but know that this is not what God wants for us) So, please keep my family in your prayers….Never have been on a blog with so many christian sisters and this is absolutely amazing!!

    If anyone out there has had a similar situation and would like to share scriptures and/or things that helped them get through a difficult time, please share! Thanks and God Bless!!

    • Dear Tricia,

      Take heart, one of God’s attributes is God our healer!
      Exo 15:26 He said, “If you will obey me completely by doing what I consider right and by keeping my commands, I will not punish you with any of the diseases that I brought on the Egyptians. I am the LORD, the one who heals you.”
      He can also heal stoney hearts. I know this, because my brother did not talk to me for 15 years (and I do not know why?) and if I tryed to speak with him, his blood presure would go sky high. So because I did not want to cause him any harm I stop trying, but I did not stop praying! Recently God has restored this relationship. He and his family were present this September for the celebration of my 65th birthday! Praise be to God!

      Deu 31:6 Be determined and confident. Do not be afraid of them. Your God, the LORD himself, will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.” (This is the Good News Version).
      So let’s just agree on this and send out prayer to our Father in heaven.
      Abba Father please grant a perfect healing for my sister Tricia’s marriage, for you are a faithful and merciful healer. You alone can soften stoney hearts and we come to you in the name of your beloved Son, Yeshua HaMashiach, with this request to heal this marriage. Blessed are You, O Lord, the healer and comforter of our souls. Amen
      Be blessed Tricia!

      • Josana, thank you so much for the encouraging words and scripture. And thank you for sharing about your brother. I am on my knees daily, pleading for my marriage and praying for reconciliation as well as healing. Thank you for your prayer.

  85. Hi, Wendy and fellow sisters,
    I just got to sit and work through the study today – Friday! I am so glad that I was given the time to do so. I was most moved by the deeper realization that Jesus is my big brother! We have been working with our oldest son in trying to help him realize his gift and responsibilty as the big brother to our younger son. (They are 4 years apart – 11 and 7). This experience made me focus on how Jesus wants to be there for me as my big brother – to protect me, pray for me, teach me, help me and show me things I need to know, even if I don’t get that I need to know them. I am in awe that Jesus, the creator of all life, would choose to love me, with all my flaws, enough to die for me and be pleading for me at the right hand of God. What great love!

    Thanks, Wendy, for putting together this study and all of us! I have done a few in the past but never took advantage of the blog aspect and this time I am finding that so encouraging – to know that I am not alone in my struggles!
    In His Love!

    • Hi Susan! Thanks for what you shared about Jesus as a big brother. I love that picture of Jesus!

      So excited you are back again and trying the “blogging” aspect of it. It truly adds so much and makes it much more like a real Bible Study. Look forward to hearing more from you as we go deeper. See you tomorrow!

      W

  86. Rosemarie from NY says:

    I just wanted to say that I am just getting to lesson one. I was not sure what prompted me to sign up for the study a few weeks ago. Having now read simply the prayer for lesson one, I know it was the Holy Spirit because God knew where I was going to be when this study actually started There is no doubt that God will use this study to draw me back to himself in an area where I have wandered away. I am in so much emotional pain & turnmoil right now and God has seemed far away. I so need the Hard Truth of God’s Word in my life right now. I am already so thankful for this study and am looking forward to what God has for me- and for each of us.

    • I just love hearing stories like yours…there have been so many…that God met you where you are and drew you here because He wants to draw you back to Himself and His Word. He is such a faithful God and loves you so much. I cannot wait to hear what He does in and through your time in the Word. Please keep posting and share. See you tomorrow!

      W

  87. wendelijn says:

    Hi Wendy just now got time to really start.
    And I just finished the video so the homework has to start yet…
    But hearing you speak of angels protecting us I must think of your book and how you got the vision of the wall of angels arround your house just as your friend prayd for.
    Maybe they were not just a vision but real and God opened you eyes to see them as He had opened Elisias and his helper’s eyes!

    I pray for my eyes to be open for the situation on wich I can rely on Gods army arround me and protecting me!

    Love,

    Wendelijn

    • Oh, Wen, I absolute love this message from you. I never thought about what I saw this way, but you could be right…just like Elijah’s servant!!! Thank you, sweet friend.

      Love you,

      Wendy

  88. wendelijn says:

    Hi Girls,

    I wanted to share what we had in our bible study on revalations last year. Its about #3

    In Rev some books are mentioned and the book mentioned in the verse Wendy had in our homework (rev 5:1-10 is the book of the ownership of the world also know as the redeemer book (I hope I have this right I am dutch so appology for my poor English). Like in the book of Ruth Boaz had to make an agreement to redeem Ruth and Boaz and they did the thing with the shoe…
    The whole point of that was to get the land back to the rightfull owner. That is what is happening in this part of scripture too only now concerning the whole world!
    It is about redeeming ownership from satan back to the human.

    You see God gave ownership of the world to Adam but as we blew it by obeing Satan he became the new ruler / owner over us and therefor over the world.
    So now we know how only a human who did not obey satan is rightfull to be owner of the world.
    No human could do that unless God himself would become completly human!

    God became the Son of David!
    And that is why it is so important that Jesus returned to heaven as a human (in a heavenly body already). So now a human who was without sin, who never obeyed satan was rightfull to open this book of ownership of the world!

    And then in revelation 15 the other passage Wendy uses we see that this is fulfilled and so a human and God in one will reign over this world!

    Moving to the next verse in Romans 8 we see that Jesus shares this being a heir back with us humans the ones in whom His spirit is living. How? when we become one in His suffering and that brings us to the topic of this study living a cross centered life! why to be able to share in this heiracy!

    When do we suffer? when we start not obeing satan anymore the current ruler of this world and start obeying Jesus the rightful heir. It is taking up or cross daily!

    I hope this makes sense to you! I think its a beautiful circle and as an answer to the question what does it mean to you I wrote down:

    I cannot imagine, its grace, its undeserved and it is much more than with wich I would be content!
    That is just how much God loves us!

    Wendelijn

    • Thank you Wendelijn, for sharing this! It is wonderful!
      Dear Father please help us to live a Cross Centered Life and to love one another the same way you have loved us. I am so happy to be in this study!

    • Charlotte Askew says:

      Beautifully written sweet child of mine, even with Dutch mingled in. Love you

  89. I read the chapter this week during lunch. I haven’t done any of the homework but I’m looking forward to diving in tomorrow. This is my first online ‘small group’ so still not quite sure how to start. :)

    • Hi, just take each question as you have time. You can divide up and do a few a day or you can do half one day and half another or you can set aside a quiet time to do the study all at one time. Women do them all different ways. Then when you have a question or have something you want to share, jump on the web site. It is easy and you will LOVE It!!

      Blessings,

      W

  90. thank you so much for this study. I have done studies before but this is the first time I get up early and spend an hour with God’s word (before the kids get up). I’ve always wanted to do this but never had the strength. I have to say, that waking up and putting the lord’s word in my heart was amazing. My week was more peaceful. I was more pleasant to be around. All the glory to God, I’m already feeling awesome and we’re only on chapter 1! I can’t wait for ch.2.

    • Wow!! Praising God for what He is doing in your heart as you wake up with Him in the Word. How pleased God is with your desire to meet with Him before you do anything else!! I pray He will richly bless your faithfulness and obedience.

      W

  91. My dear sisters,

    I just like to share this with you all. It is part of a Newsletter a received monthly from a Hebrew Roots Ministries. It is just so cool! Enjoy!

    FAST FUN FACTS
    Did you know that the Hebrew Meanings of the 10 Generations Mentioned in Genesis 5 tell of the plan of redemption?
    Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainain, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah
    ADAM = MANKIND
    OT;120 ‘adam (aw-dawm’); from OT:119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):
    SETH = ISAPPOINTED TO
    OT:7896 shiyth (sheeth); a primitive root; to place KJV appoint
    ENOS = FEEBLE, FRAIL, MORTALITY(#582 FROM #605)
    OT:582 ‘enowsh (en-oshe’); from OT:605; properly, a mortal OT:605 ‘anash (aw-nash’); a primitive root; to be frail, feeble
    CAINAN = A FIXED DWELLING PLACE
    OT:7064 qen (kane); contracted from OT:7077; a nest (as fixed)
    MAHALALEEL = GOD WHO IS PRAISED
    OT:4111 Mahalal’ el (mah-hal-al-ale’ ); from OT:4110 and OT:410; praise of God
    JARED = COMES DOWN, DESCEND
    OT:3382 Yered (yeh’-red); from OT:3381; a descent;
    ENOCH = TO INSTRUCT, TRAIN UP
    OT:2596 chanak (khaw-nak’); to initiate or discipline: KJV – dedicate, train up.
    METHUSELAH = A MAN SENT FORTH(#4968 FROM #4962, #7973)
    OT:4968 Methuwshelach (meth-oo-sheh’-lakh); from OT:4962 and OT:7973; man of a dart; OT:4962 math (math); an adult (as of full length); by implication, a man
    OT:7973 shelach (sheh’-lakh); from OT:7971; a missile of attack,
    LAMECH = TO BE BEATEN, SMITTEN, AND TORTURED
    OT:3929 Lemek (leh’-mek); from #4347
    OT:4347 makkah, a blow, by implication, a wound; carnage, also beaten, slaughter, smote, X sore, stripe, stroke, wound((-ed)).
    NOAH = BRINGING REST, A QUIET PEACE
    OT:5146 Noach (no’ -akh); the same as OT:5118; rest
    OT:5118 nuwach (noo’-akh); or nowach (no’-akh); from OT:5117; quiet:
    MANKIND / IS APPOINTED TO / FEEBLE, FRAIL, MORTALITY / A FIXED DWELLING PLACE. / GOD WHO IS PRAISED / COMES DOWN / TO INSTRUCT / AS A MAN SENT FORTH / TO BE BEATEN, SMITTEN AND TORTURED / BRINGING REST, A QUIET PEACE.

  92. I have to admit, I have never been this excited to study the word of God. I have been involved in other studies, but have never quite dissected a chapter of the Bible like this. The supporting verses have also been very helpful — and I have looked up each of them faithfully. I didn’t really learn anything I haven’t already known or believed, but now I have scripture to support why I believe what I do. I am comforted today in the thougth that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God interceding on my behalf. I am also thankful for the role of the angels. . . that they are sent to serve and protect.

    • Love that God is growing you in the KNOWLEDGE of His Word and teaching you how to defend what you believe!! Praise God!

      W

  93. I too am humbled by how much I am learning and re-learning by this study. I have been a Christian for years now. I follower of Christ, a reader of the word, lover of G. BUT I used to belong to a ministry that taught that the trinity is wrong. That Christ is the Son of God, but not GOD. That Jesus was not present at the beginning, except in G’s foreknowledge. Just as we were, (from the foundation of the world, he knew us). But how can I reconcile Cols 2:16 and all the other verses surrounding Col? It is clear that Jesus was present, that G. made the world for Him and put it under His feet as a footstool (referencing Rev). I am slowly going through the questions. Eating them up and enjoying the full meal (so to speak). BTW, enjoyed Josana’s sharing of the Hebrews Roots Ministries! Keep up the sharing everyone. Oh, and while everyone is here. Could I also ask for prayers for my 2 adult boys. Taught in the Word, but have walked away. Living the world lifestyle. Breaks my heart. But with all the wonderful sisters here, raise up a child in the way they should go and when they are old, the will not depart from it. Please G.

    • Hi Sue, welcome to our study!! I love to hear how God is using this to open your eyes to new Truths and to reaffirm truths you know. It is what I pray for as I begin each study!! And I am praying for your boys now…for the Lord to woo them back to Him…for Him to put believers across their path to point them back to the Word and to their Father in heaven…praying for an emptiness in their hearts that is not being filled so that they are driven back to their roots!

      W

  94. Wendy, thank you so much for all the help you gave me the other day. We got our power back on Friday, Nov. 4th. It was so nice to be back in my own home. I so thank my parnents for them opening up their home to all of us. They are such a Blessing from the LORD. I was able to do all my homework today, right before we start week two. It nice to have that quit time with the Lord.
    Thank you again. God Bless you.

  95. Wendy, just a note to say thanks for the study. I too, as stated in the comments, like the questions and homework with the many scripture references. It is so much better than the quick answers some studies go through. I was impressed when going through my homework.

    The question asked in # 11, What does Hebrews 1:14 say the angels are and their role? Answer-Ministering spirits – sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation. If one stops and thinks and ponders on that… it’s amazing. There have been trying times in my lifetime that I have honestly felt an undergirding of strength that has kept me through the storms. No doubt God sent His ministering angels. I am thankful for His Word!

    God bless everyone!

    • Lynn, I just finished #11 and I am with you on that verse….. it is amazing. I loved ending this week’s study on that note. I did a little cross referencing on angels and found several great verses about angles and their “ministering” to us. After going through this week’s study and being reminded where the angels are in the big scheme of things it gives me great comfort and hope that God loves us so much that he protects us in so many different ways. We are not alone and he give us so many avenues to come to Him….His Son, his angels, His Word and each other.

      Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!!

  96. wendelijn says:

    Hi I am already behind because of this crazy week I had.
    So I am not done on lesson one yet and have more to share of what I learned.
    And now I am wondering can I still write here or do I have to write beneath the lesson two week

    #4 col 1:16 in this verse also Christs higher rank then anyone elses is displayed:

    15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

    This shows His priority over us, Gods firstborn!

    16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

    This shows his supriority (as creator) and his authority (as ruler)

    It shows all sorts are under his authority (visible and unvisable)
    And all ranks are under him (thrones or powers or rulers)

    On #5

    it shows in dutch great that He was made as Gods image (= the same as God) but in genisis we read we are made after Gods image! It looks like it but not completly the same. Well what is the difference we can help understand when we read about the animels…

    When the animals are created it says that they are created each according to its kind. So they find their fullfilment within themselves but with men we are created after Gods image so that explains that we are only full and complete when we are connected with God. We find our fullfilment in God alone! With Jesus it is even more and so it again shows his higher rank as He is AS Gods image! He is GOD!

    x Wendelijn

    On

    • Hello beautiful Wen!
      Can you do your postings on this week’s (Week 2) link? Selfishly, I am asking since I probably won’t be checking back on this first week and I LOVE hearing your wisdom and all that you share. I love you my friend!
      xoxo

    • Wendelijn, Hi! I hope you will see this. I am really really far behind (it is Tuesday I should be on Hebrews 2, just now finished chapter 1 and am reading the comments). I just wanted to say how much I am encouraged as well as learning from your post. Thank you! God is just so amazing to me that you are “across the pond” and have a name similiar to our Wendy Blight’s and are adding so much to the answers. I have been copying and pasting to print everyone’s comments so much knowledge being shared. Keep it up!

  97. Katherine caley says:

    I didn’t receive my Hebrews Chapter 2 lesson in my email today.
    Did I misunderstand something?

    • You did not misunderstand. With now 5000+ women receiving the post, I think it takes time to get them all out. I have not received mine yet either. Wait until the end of the day. If you still have not received it, please e-mail me at deuteronomysix@aol.com and let me know. Thanks for checking.

      W

  98. Hi! Thanks for all your hard work and for providing these studies for us! I have not had the time to read through all the posts here, so I apologize if this was already addressed, but I had a question about Question 7 from this week’s homework (yes I’m a little behind). I looked up 2 Samuel 7:14, and it seems to be referring more to Solomon (David’s offspring, who will build a house for God’s Name), rather than Christ. Am I misunderstanding that?

    • Great question. We answered this in depth in another comment, but I am sorry I do not know which one. You are correct it does refer to Solomon and David’s earthly offspring, but it is also recognized by biblical scholars as one of the prophetic Scriptures that refers to David’s eternal spiritual offspring….Jesus…and His eternal Kingdom. So it refers to both. Hope that helps.

      1w

      • Yes that does help! Thanks for answering the question, again! :) you mist be a patient person to read and respond to the posts of thousands of women!

  99. Jan Olson says:

    Wendy, week two was not in my inbox today. I will be on a vacation for eight days so it looks like I will catch up when I return. I enjoy this study and looking at the comments shared. Thank you for teaching Hebrews.
    Jan from Wilkeson

  100. Jan Olson says:

    Wendy, sorry the lesson was in my inbox. Thanks!
    Jan from Wilkeson

  101. Jennifer Randell says:

    I just started lesson 1 this week. Actually, I had started reading the lesson last week but just started answering the questions this week. I told myself, as alike with every study, I am going to be diligent about reading God’s word daily. I am a working mom and it seems like I can never find the time to sit down and the mornings are so hectic that I do not get to really study God’s word. I started taking my lunch break to answer these questions in front of my computer. I have also saved a WORD document of my answers. I use my Android phone with the Bible app and have the week’s lesson up on the computer. I just finished Chapter 1 and am honestly ready to move to Chapter 2. When I do get into God’s word, it is hard to stop. The other day, I got to question 7 but I think I focused on the lesson for 1 and 1/2 hours. :) I like how everyone one of the mentioned verses went right back to Hebrews Chapter 1. I didn’t realize how often earlier scripture is used in later books. Can’t wait to start Chapter 2 tomorrow.

    • I love that you are doing your study at the office. Isn’t amazing how technology has changed the way we do Bible Study? We can really do it anytime, anywhere, and in so many ways.

      W

  102. Miranda White says:

    I have a question. What is the best bible comentary to use

  103. Miranda White says:

    Thanks Wendy for this Bible study it is great .I have read the comments here today . I have learned a lot from all my sweet sisters too. I have never been good at studing the bible, but I am learning so much and learning how to study the bible the right way. That is why I am looking for a good comentary. Thanks Holy Spirit for sending me to peoverbs 31. I have learned a lot. I have learned to have confidence. I loved your book Wendy Joy in a Dark Corner.If there is anyone who has not read it you need to it is great. Thank you all again Blessings

  104. I really wish your website had the capability of separating comments based on weeks/lessons. It would be so helpful – one long, long list is so difficult if you don’t keep up with it regularly!

    To the comments about prodigals. I admire people that are faithful in their praying. It is so hard. I have a daughter who is a prodigal and pray for her, her husband and my grandson, but it is so hard. You do feel so often – “I have done this so many times.” I often just ask that God would put someone in their daily path to share and plant seeds because it is very hard for me to do that (especially with daughter, not so much grandson, of course).

    Thanks to Josana too – love it! So rich.

  105. Just watched the video. Wow. Thank you. Why do we need to be reminded to keep our eyes on Jesus? Well, I know – because we are sinful beings, but it seems so easy, so clear, but it is so hard and you hit it on the head with your story about your daughter. All circumstances. My daughter has serious chronic illnesses and is 19. She struggles with her faith because she only sees bad happening to her. We both keep persevering, but it is so hard and it is easy to just turn aside – be busy with the moment, the doctor’s visits, the problems, the worries, the frustrations and not always turn to him. There is anger there. For both of us. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that. There is always the “why” and just when you think something good is around the corner that doesn’t seem to happen, it just makes you lose heart. I don’t want a hardened heart. I want the richness and fullness that God promises me through Christ, but I know that I must stay close to him if I am to reap the benefits of a life with him. Yet, I falter. Oh, Lord, forgive me! Thank you, Wendy and I praise God I am here.

  106. Hey Wendy- Thank you so much its Diane from northern Ireland… This has helped me greatly today. I will do one a day til I am causght up… Godbless you! xxx

    • Love hearing from a friend in Northern Ireland!!! And it means so much to know you are working through the study. I am praying the Lord will bless you greatly and speak to your heart in very real and personal ways as you delve into His Word.

      Blessings,

      Wendy

  107. Amen!

  108. Miranda White says:

    Hey I was reading what you wrote. I have a prodical son too. I like to remind myself that God says train them up in the way they should go and they will come back.My dad was a prodical child and he came back to the way my grandma trained him. She prayed for all her children every day and night.Have as many people pray for himas you can. and just know that if God said it then in his time and in his way your son will be back to you and God.I will be praying too

  109. Thanks I appreciate your comment. I am holding on to every verse I get. I also just read Kipling;s poem “If” which I found helpful also,

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