“THE ULTIMATE HIGH PRIEST” (Hebrews 7:20-28)

“THE ULTIMATE HIGH PRIEST”

(Hebrews 7:20-28)

Why is the New Covenant better than the Old?  Any guarantee?

Jesus is the ultimate, superior High Priest because he is:

GUARANTEE OF A BETTER COVENANT (vs. 20-22)

Why does God swear by an oath?

Does an oath make his word more reliable?

When God makes an e________ transaction – he has chosen to do so with an o______.

The oath signifies the deal is p_________________.

Genesis 22:16-18                    Hebrews 6:13

Guarantee (“surety”) makes the New Covenant E_________/P__________.

Our “Guarantee” is J___________ C____________ himself!

And that makes him:

ETERNAL SAVIOR (vs. 23-25)

The ultimate disqualification of the Levitical priesthood was d____________.

God’s dramatic illustration – Numbers 20:23-29

Jesus’ priesthood is P___________.  (Literally:  “cannot be changed”)

Jesus Christ is the l___________ High Priest.

N_____ other is needed or ever will be.  He saves c__________________.

John 3:16

“THE SUPERIOR PRIEST” (Hebrews 7:11-19)

DUE TO A RECORDER SETUP ERROR, THE SERMON AUDIO FAILED TO RECORD.

 

“THE SUPERIOR PRIEST”

(Hebrews 7:11-19

The Key to this passage (and to maturity in Christ) is verse 19:

Draw n________ to God!

Access to God?                         Ephesians 3:17-19; 2:13,18

THE IMPERFECTION OF THE OLD

“Perfect” means:  ____________________________________

The “old” did not meet the g_____________.

The “old” never cleansed the c__________________.

Jeremiah 31:31-34                   Hebrews 10:16-17; 9:8-9

THE PERFECTION OF THE NEW

“Another” means:

The perfect priest appears/arises by H_________________.

  1. No A_______________/No H_______________
  2. Jesus’ R_______________________

The old was p_____________- The new by an ______________ life!

7:18-19 – THE CLIMAX

The Old is “set aside” because it was w________ and u____________.

“Set Aside” means:

1 Peter 1:10-12                       Hebrews 10:19-22

DRAW NEAR TO GOD!

“CHANGES” (Hebrews 7:11-19)

DUE TO A RECORDER SETUP ERROR, THE SERMON AUDIO FAILED TO RECORD.

“CHANGES”

(Hebrews 7:11-19)

The Key to this passage (and to maturity in Christ) is verse 19:

Draw n________ to God!

Access to God?

Ephesians 3:17-19; 2:13,18

THE IMPERFECT OR THE PERFECT?

God never intended the old – covenant, priesthood, sacrifices –

To be P______________ or P______________.

“Perfect” means:  ____________________________________

The “old” did not meet the g_____________.

The only access to God is through J___________ the C___________.

John 14:6

The “old” was t________________.  Hebrews 10:1-2

The “old” never cleansed the c__________________.

Jeremiah 31:31-34                  Hebrews 10:16-17; 9:8-9

If the “old” had brought access to God, then why change?

“Change” means:  ________________________________________

The “old” is o______________, not v_____________, d_____________.

And the proof?  Jesus was from the tribe of J_________ – NOT L________.

THE PERFECT PRIEST IS THE PERFECT KING!

“PROPHET, PRIEST AND KING” (Hebrews 7:1-10)

“PROPHET, PRIEST AND KING”

Hebrews 7:1-10

What is Jesus’ name?  His title?                                                Isaiah 9:6-7

“Christ” means ______________.  Messiah means _________________.

“Jesus” means __________________.

Three people in the Old Testament were “anointed.”

PROPHETS

What do they do?

Hebrews 1:1-3                                       John 1:1-2, 14

PRIESTS

What do they do?

Hebrews 7:26-28; 9:11-14; 10:1-4

KINGS

What do they do?

Are you “anointed”?

2 Corinthians 1:21-22                             1 John 2:27

In Christ – you are a P_____________ and a P______________.

2 Peter 2:9                             Romans 12:1-2

BUT YOU ARE NOT THE K_____________!

 JESUS IS NOT YOUR PROPHET OR PRIEST…

 UNLESS HE IS YOUR KING!

“BLESSED BY THE GREATEST” (Hebrews 7:1-10)

“BLESSED BY THE GREATEST”

(Hebrews 7:1-10)

In the Bible, a “type” is:

An “anti-type” is:

Melchizedek is a “type” of  ___________________

Genesis 14                    Psalm 110                  Hebrews

Melchizedek’s Priesthood is different.

Melchizedek’s Priesthood is R___________ and P______________.

Romans 5:1                  Isaiah 32:17             Psalm 85:10

Melchizedek’s Priesthood is P___________ , not Hereditary.

“No pedigree” –

Christ’s genealogy is through the tribe of J_____ , not Levi.

(Matthew 1 and Luke 3)

Melchizedek’s Priesthood is E__________ , not Temporary.

Why is Melchizedek’s Priesthood superior to the Levites?

1. A__________ give a tithe to Melchizedek.

2. Melchizedek b_______ Abraham.

3. Melchizedek’s priesthood is e___________.

No Peace without Righteousness. No Righteousness without Justice.

No Justice without Penalty Paid!

God Most High – Emmanuel

“KING OF PEACE” (Hebrews 7:1-10)

“KING OF PEACE”
(Hebrews 7:1-10)

In the Bible, a “type” is:

An “anti-type” is:

Melchizedek is a “type” of _________________________.

             Genesis 14                             Psalm 110               Hebrews

The Levitical Priesthood:

  1. All priests were L_______; not all L__________ were priests.
  2. All priests were subject to the k________________.
  3. All the Levitical sacrifices were t_____________, not p_________.
  4. Levitical priesthood was h____________, not because of right living.
  5. As the sacrifices were temporary, so were the p___________.

                               Numbers 8:24-25

Melchizedek’s Priesthood is different.

He was a priest of “God M__________ H___________.”

His was not h______________.

His was c______________ and p______________.

He was a priest and a k__________________.

Melchizedek was a “type” of the reality – who is Jesus Christ!

The King of Righteousness                 The King of Peace

God Most High – Emmanuel

“GOD PROMISED Part 3” (Hebrews 6:13-20)

“GOD PROMISED”

(Hebrews 6:13-20)

4 REASONS TO TRUST AND THANK GOD:

HIS PERSON               Who he ____________.

HIS PURPOSE             To redeem the l___________ world.

HIS PLEDGE

Why did God give an oath?

 Matthew 5:33-37

God’s pledge to us?  The H__________ S____________

 2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5                           Ephesians 1:14

 “Unchanging” and “Unchangeable”

 So – we have a strong c________________

 “Fled” – “Cities of Refuge”  (Numbers 35/Deuteronomy 17/Joshua 17)

 The “Hope set before us is __________________ ________________,

and the good ___________ he brought.

 Titus 1:1                  Colossians 1:3-6

 HIS PRIESTHOOD

 “Anchor” –

“Behind the curtain” – the v___________.

Hebrews 2:1; 1:3 

 

GOD SAID THE CHRIST WOULD COME – HE CAME!

“GOD PROMISED Part 2” (Hebrews 6:13-20)

“GOD PROMISED”

(Hebrews 6:13-20)

 Why must God keep his promises?

4 REASONS TO TRUST AND THANK GOD:

HIS PERSON                Who he ____________.

When God makes a promise, he not only w_____ keep it, He m________!

HIS PURPOSE             To redeem the l___________ world.

 John 4:22                Deuteronomy 7:7-11

Why did God choose Israel?  What was Israel meant to be?

  1. To proclaim the one true G______. (Isaiah 43:21)
  2. To reveal the M____________.
  3. To be God’s p___________ nation. (Exodus 19:6)

Priests are to be mediators between G____ and Man/To s_______.

  1. To preserve and transmit S______________.
  2. To show the faithfulness of G_____________.
  3. To show the blessedness of s__________ God. (Psalm 144:15)
  4. To show God’s g__________ in dealing with s___________.

 

Hebrews 9:11-14            Isaiah 14:24

Our purpose?  Why the church?

Romans 9:6-8                         Ephesians 1:3-4

 

GOD USE US – FOR YOUR PURPOSE!

“GOD PROMISED Part 1” (Hebrews 6:13-20)

“GOD PROMISED”

(Hebrews 6:13-20)

Who/What can you really trust?

1 John 5:19-20                       John 8:42-47

THE EXAMPLE OF ABRAHAM

“Father of all who believe/trust God”      Romans 4:11           Galatians 3:7

Genesis 22:9-18      Romans 4

Abraham was justified – considered righteous – because he _______ God.

Hebrews 11:5-12, 17-19           Psalm 37:3-7

4 REASONS TO TRUST AND THANK GOD:

HIS PERSON               Who he ____________.

God can ___________ lie.

Whatever God says is ___________.  Whatever he does is __________.

Whatever he promises is ______________.

When God makes a promise, he not only w_____ keep it, He m________!

Titus 1:1-3                              James 1:17

Genesis 22:15-18     Deuteronomy 31:8

Verse 15:  I am to wait p___________________.

Verse 16:  The matter is s__________________________.

 

TRUST GOD!               THANK GOD!

“BETTER THINGS” (Hebrews 6:9-12)

“BETTER THINGS”
(Hebrews 6:9-12)

After the severe warnings, confidence in better things for God’s people.

What are the better things?

GOD IS FAIR – HE WILL NOT FORGET YOU OR YOUR WORK.

Malachi 3:6-18

WORKS ARE E_________________ OF LOVE FOR GOD.

James 2               1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

LOVE HIS NAME

John 13:34-35

“Helped” is the word “deacon” – which means to m_______/to s__________

3 John 7                  John 21:16-17

UNBROKEN MINISTRY                “Have” and “Still are”

HOW SERVE?

The greatest gift you can give God is _______ and then loving the ________.

1 John 2:9; 3:1, 18; 4:8, 9, 19-21; 5:1

FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE!

“Diligence” = ____________________________________
“Lazy” = ________________________________________
“Imitate” – _______________________________________

You have leaned on others, now it is _____ turn for others to lean on _____!

Hebrews 13:7