Moving On! (Hebrews 6)                                                    

Review: We ended our study of chapter five last week by considering two of our spiritual senses: hearing and tasting.  First hearing: “And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, 10 called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” 11 of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing”

We sought to avoid “dullness of hearing” by exercising our spiritual ears (comprehension) by the reading of the word of God, praying, fellowshipping, worshipping, and witnessing.  Neglecting these exercises dulls us to God’s voice. The result is a lack of desire to obey God, a retardation of spiritual growth and comprehension, and the inability to know his direction. After all, God is spirit & His word is spiritually discerned/heard.

Then, we moved on to the sense of taste, of drinking and eating: “For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is those, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good & evil” (Hebrews 5: 13-14)

Again, this physical necessity for growth (nourishment from food and drink) is compared to a spiritual necessity for growth (nourishment from the word of God).

Now, in chapter 6, the writer of Hebrews encourages the Hebrew Christians to move on from the elementary teachings and to grow up as mature believers. 

Read chapter and answer the following questions:


1, What teachings are included in the “elementary teachings of Christ” that are referred to in vs. 1-3?

a. ____________ from dead works

b. ____________ towards God.

c. ____________ of baptism.
d. _______________ of the dead.

e. _______________ of the dead.

f. ______________ judgement.


2. Verses 4-6 have brought much anxiety and confusion to many. Does this verse teach that a person can “lose their salvation” by “falling away” or is it simply a warning and reminder of the inability/inadequacy of the Old Covenant to save a person who has come under the New Covenant?  Let’s grapple with it in light of the first 5 chapters of Hebrews & in light of the whole council of God.


3. What are some of the “better things which accompany salvation” that the writer of Hebrews speaks of?





…. and so much more!


Memorize: “For God is not unjust to forget your work & labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, & do minister” (6:10)