By Michael C. Mack
What people or situations do you most sympathize with? Where does that sympathy come from?
Read Hebrews 4:14–5:10.
What adjectives in this passage are used to describe Jesus as our high priest? What is the significance of those descriptions?
How is Jesus compared to other high priests? What do they have in common? What is different?
What is the connection between submission, obedience, and prayer?
How would you describe your approach to God in prayer? hesitant? meek? confident? bold? other? Why is that?
How do you usually view God as you pray? As your high priest? king? master? loving Father? faithful friend? other? Why?
In what ways would you most like to grow in your prayer life?
Michael Mack leads church training events and consults with churches through his ministry, Small Group Leadership (www.smallgroupleadership.com).