3.10.19 – Encountering God

QUESTIONS:

  1. Read Gen 14:17-20 and Hebrews 7:1-28. List all that these verses tell us about Melchizedek?
  2. What does it mean that he was without father or mother? Without genealogy?
  3. Some argue that this indicates he was the pre-incarnate Christ. What do you think about this?
  4. What differences are there between Aaron’s priesthood and Melchizedek’s?
  5. Why would Moses not record more information about Melchizedek in the OT, considering that he is a rather important character?
  6. Abraham gave one tenth of all his spoils. See also verse 4 where it shows he gave of the choicest. This is one basis in the Bible for the so called 10% tithe.
    1. What does this show us about Melchizedek? What does this show us about Abraham?
    2. Should we also give ten percent? Should we give just if we have some extra or something leftover?
    3. Can you afford to give? (Read Mark 12:41-44) What should be the motivation? What kind of things should we give to? Discuss.