“The Church: A Place of Refuge”

Categories: Friday First

Sunday Scripture Reading: Nathan Armstrong

Sunday Song Leader: Dru McLaughlin

TEXT: Hebrews 6.13-20

The Hebrew writer speaks of Christians as having fled for refuge. Our God is the saving God. He is the one who has made a way for our protection and family. The wording in verse 18 describes the haste and intensity with which we have taken hold of our hope. We were in a desperate situation before salvation and realize that the only way out was through God.

Hebrews 6 is not the only place that speaks about refuge in the Bible. In the Old Testament, God set up cities of refuge for people to flee to in cases of manslaughter. There the would be examined and allow to stay if it was determined that they had no intent to kill. In our lesson on Sunday, we’ll look at:

  1. How God used cities of refuge.
  2. Why this is still relevant for today.
  3. How this was fulfilled in Jesus.
  4. Some implications for today’s church.

As you prepare for worship this weekend, be looking for answers to these very practical questions:

  • What drastic action did God take to provide us a place of refuge?
  • What are some ways we can be more accessible to those who are seeking refuge?
  • What can you do to heighten your preparation to help someone who comes in need?
  • What things do you need to remember when a person comes in crisis?
  • What does God’s word promise to those who trust in Him for safety?