Part 4, Jesus, Son of God, Our Great High Priest

Map of Hebrews 4:14 - 7:28

Hebrews 4:14-5:10, Discussion

  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

Hebrews 5:11-6:20, Interruption

  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

Hebrews 7:1-7:28, Discussion continues with Melchizedek

  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 and 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


  1. Hebrews 7:26-28

    1. he is unstained, etc has no need to offer daily sacrifices, unlike the former, since he did once for all when he sacrificed himself

    2. the law appoints weak priests

    3. but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.