Personal Bible Study: Hebrews 5:11-6:12

Here is a simple Bible study on Hebrews 5:11-6:12: BibleStudy (PDF). It just contains the text and a few questions for reflection. Three lists to better understand this passage:

Elementary teachings

  • foundation of repentance (from acts that lead to death)
  • faith in God
  • cleansing rights
  • laying on of hands
  • eternal judgment

“Beyond elementary teachings”

  • teaching about righteousness
  • distinguish between good from evil
  • the rejection of the fallen

A profile of the original audience

  • no longer trying to understand
  • ought to be teachers
  • not fallen (or worthless)… author is convinced of “better things” about them
  • shown good work and love to God

“Impossible” in the book of Hebrews

  • 6:18–impossible for God to be false
  • 10:4–impossible for blood of bulls/goats to remove sins
  • 11:6–impossible for people to please God without faith


I. Criticism concerning spiritual maturity (5:11-14)
II. Elementary Teachings (6:1-3)
III. Warning about the fallen (6:4-8)
IV. Affirmation and Encouragement to be diligent (6:9-13)