Hebrews – Msg #27 “Conceiving of a Love, A High Priesthood and a Sacrifice without Reference to Sin”

Exploring the the complexity and significance of the high priesthood of Christ. Discusses the everlasting covenant, the ingredients of Christ's high priesthood, and the value of human life in God's eyes. The outline also touches on the concept of a corporate entity and the concept of a love and sacrifice without reference to sin. Encourages to move beyond elementary principles and develop a deeper understanding of Christ. Overall, this outline offers a deep dive into the theological concepts surrounding the high priesthood of Christ.

I. Introduction to the High Priesthood of Christ

  • The complexity of the subject (Hebrews 5:11)
  • Moving from milk to meat in understanding (Hebrews 5:12-14)

II. The Everlasting Covenant and the High Priesthood

  • The promise to the seed of David (2 Samuel 7:12-13)
  • The Old and New Covenants (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
  • The Covenant with Christ (Psalm 110:4)

III. The Ingredients of Christ's High Priesthood

  • Trained to be sympathetic through suffering (Hebrews 5:8)
  • The ministry of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18-20; Hebrews 7:1-3)
  • The Tree of Life (Genesis 2:9; Revelation 22:2)

IV. The Blood of Christ and its Significance

  • Beyond dealing with sin (Hebrews 9:11-14)
  • God's original intention for mankind (Genesis 1:26-28)
  • The concept of a corporate entity (Ephesians 5:22-33)

V. The Feast of God's Love

  • God's love based on who He is (1 John 4:8)
  • God's eternal perspective (Ephesians 1:4)
  • The value of life and immortality (1 Corinthians 15:53-54)

VI. The Value of Human Life and Christ's Obedience

  • Eternal value of life (John 3:16)
  • Christ as our life and portion (John 14:6)
  • The high priesthood of Christ without reference to sin (Hebrews 7:24-25)

VII. Christ's Obedience and Love

  • Love for the Father and the Sheep (John 10:11)
  • Access to the holiest and fellowship with the Father (Hebrews 10:19-22)
  • Future knowledge of God's love (Revelation 22:1-5)

VIII. The Value of Humanity in God's Eyes

  • The parable of the merchant and the treasure (Matthew 13:44-45)
  • The high priesthood and marriage relationship (Ephesians 5:25-27)
  • Joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:16-17)

IX. First Principles of the Doctrine of Christ

  • The need for teaching (Hebrews 6:1)
  • Dullness of hearing and preconceptions (Hebrews 5:11-12)

X. Milk and Meat of Spiritual Teachings

  • Milk as elementary principles (Hebrews 5:12)
  • Meat as a deeper understanding of Christ (Hebrews 5:14)
  • Developing an appetite for meat (1 Peter 2:2)

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