A Priest After The Order Of Melchisedec
By Brian A. Yeager
A. Before the Law of Moses, there was a priesthood (Genesis 14:18-24).
1. Then the Law came and the priesthood was given to the descendants of Levi (Deuteronomy 31:9).
2. That priesthood, unlike the one before it, was not without fault (Hebrews 7:11).
3. This brings us to discuss our high priest today (Hebrews 3:1).
B. The Father has affirmed His promises in Christ (II Corinthians 1:18-20).
1. From Abraham forward it has been about Jesus (Galatians 3:13-29).
2. Without Christ, there is no hope (Ephesians 2:11-12).
II. Body: Putting the promise, the priesthood, and the New Law all together in Christ (Hebrews 6:13-7:28).
A. Our forever priest (Hebrew 7:16-17; 24; 28).
1. Jesus was called to be a high priest forever (Hebrews 5:1-10).
2. He is currently interceding for us [Christians] (Hebrews 9:24).
3. Understand what our high priest ultimately wants (I Timothy 2:1-6).
4. The Law of Moses stood in the way (Romans 8:3).
B. The Law made nothing perfect, so the need for a better hope existed (Hebrews 7:19).
1. When Paul corrected Peter, he made a point (Galatians 2:16).
2. Jesus came to do what obedience to the Law of Moses could not (Acts 13:16-39).
C. Our high priest, Jesus, is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens (Hebrews 7:26-28).
1. He is fit to be our high priest as He is holy (Luke 1:35).
2. He is fit to be our high priest as He is innocent / undefiled (John 8:28-29).
3. He is fit to be our high priest as He is separate from sinners (John 3:17-21).
4. He is fit to be our high priest as He is higher than the Heavens (I Peter 3:21-22).
5. Through Him, we can come confidently to the Father (Hebrews 10:19-22).
III. Conclusion: The sum of the things which we have spoken… (Hebrews 8:1-13).
© 2017 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager