Jesus Our Better Priest

Hebrews 7:1-28 | Sermon Resources | 7 January 2024

Sermon Summary

Pastor Billy returns to our Hebrews sermon series this week coming to Hebrews 7.  In the sermon we will consider why Jesus is a better priest then any priest that came before him.

Discussion Questions

  1. Why is the claim that Jesus came not only as a prophet and king but also as a priest such a “radical” claim?  What objections may first century Jews have made to this claim that Jesus is a priest?
  2. What in this passage do you find most confusing?  Spend some time as a group trying to clarify those points of confusion.   
  3. Verse 4 says that Melchizedek was a “great” man.  How does this passage show his greatness?
  4. What point do you think the author of Hebrews was trying to make by showing that Melchizedek was greater than Abraham?   
  5. According to this passage what were the limitations of the Old Testament (Levitical) priests?  How is Jesus a better priest?   
  6. What is the “better hope” (v.19) that have in Jesus?  How might more fully grasping this better hope bring clarity and courage into your life this week?
  7. Read verse 24.  What is the significance for us that Jesus continues as our priests forever? 
  8. In what way are you tempted to serve as your own priest?  How so?  Why is Jesus a better priest?
  9. As you think about your own life, what aspect of Jesus’ priesthood do you find most encouraging? 
  10. Read verse 25.  What is the significance of Jesus being able to save to the “uttermost”?
  11. Thinking about one person from your life outside of church, what is one thought or idea from this week’s sermon you could share with them to encourage them?

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