In Search of Maturity, p2

In the first three weeks of class we have mapped out the discussion in Hebrews 4:14-7:28. Here are our results:

Part 1, Hebrews 4:14-5:10

  1. Hebrews 4:14-16 - Jesus Our Great High Priest

  2. Hebrews 5:1-4 - Every high priest is called by God

  3. Hebrews 5:5-10 - Jesus called by God in the order of Melchizedek

Part 2, Hebrews 5:11-6:20

  1. Hebrews 5:11-14, You are infants, slow to learn, fed on milk, you need meat

  2. Hebrews 6:1-3, Move beyond the elementary teachings

  3. Hebrews 6:4-12, Warning about not progressing and in turning away

  4. Hebrews 6:13-20, Hope extended through a promise brought about, on our behalf, by Jesus, a high priest in the order of Melchizedek

Part 3, Hebrews 7:1-7:28

  1. Hebrews 7:1-3, Melchizedek history

  2. Hebrews 7:4-10, Melchizedek superior to Abraham, superior to Levi

  3. Hebrews 7:11-12,

    1. If perfection could be attained through the Levitical Priesthood what need would there be for another priest in the order of Melchizedek.

    2. And a change in Priests requires a change in law.

  4. Hebrews 7:13-14, Jesus belonged to another tribe

  5. Hebrews 7:15-16, Jesus has become a priest by the power of an indestructible life

  6. Hebrews 7:17-22,

    1. a priesthood without an oath

    2. a priesthood with an oath

    3. Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant (law).

  7. Hebrews 7:23-25

    1. former priesthood many mortal priests

    2. but he holds the priesthood permanently because he continues forever

In His love, Scott Reynolds