Hebrews – Msg #07 “The Speaking of God Supplies a High Priesthood Without Reference to Sin”

 

I. Introduction to the Book of Hebrews

– Explanation of the book’s emphasis on God speaking through his Son (Hebrews 1:1-2)
– Overview of the warnings and admonitions in the book and their context in the impending destruction of Jerusalem and the temple (Hebrews 10:39)

II. The Heavenly Speaking of God in Christ

– Discussion of how the book focuses on God speaking through his Son in a heavenly context (Hebrews 1:1-2)
– How this applies to believers
– Discussion of how the book contrasts the earthly speaking of the Old Testament with the heavenly speaking of Christ
– How this shows the superiority of Christ’s message and ministry

III. The Oath and the Seed of David

– Importance of the oath that made the seed of David a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek as the foundation of the book of Hebrews (Hebrews 7:11-17)
– How this oath forms the basis of a living hope that becomes an anchor for the soul to bring it into the presence within the veil (Hebrews 6:19-20)
– The significance of the Melchizedek priesthood as an eternal priesthood that transcends the limitations of the Levitical priesthood
– How the Melchizedek priesthood is superior to the Levitical priesthood in terms of its eternal nature and its connection to Christ

IV. Access to the Holiest Through Christ’s Death

– Significance of Christ’s death in opening the veil and giving believers access to the holiest through the blood (Hebrews 10:19-22)
– How this provides believers with a new and living way
– How Christ’s death fulfilled the requirement for the blood sacrifice needed to enter the holiest (Hebrews 10:19-22)
– How this new access to the holiest emphasizes the important role of Christ as mediator between God and humanity

 

Topics for understanding:

Hebrews, warnings, admonitions, high priest, Melchizedek, holy of holies, access to God’s presence

Test Your Understanding

1. How do institutional churches and pastors interpret the warnings and admonitions in the book of Hebrews?
2. What is the significance of the oath that made the seed of David a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek?
3. According to the author, what is the main purpose of the book of Hebrews?
4. What is the holy of holies and who was it accessible to in the tabernacle?
5. How does Christ’s death open the veil and give believers access to the holiest?
6. What is the living hope that becomes an anchor for the soul according to the document?

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