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Summary: 2 of 3. Hebrews divulges the sweeping excellence of Jesus’ ministry(High Priesthood) as confirmed thru the New Covenant. How is the excellence of such confirmed? Confirming the sweeping excellence of Jesus’ priesthood is...

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HIS SWEEPING EXCELLENCE-II—Hebrews 8:1-13

Attention:

A pair of chickens walk into a public library, find the librarian & say, ’Buk Buk BUK.’ The librarian decides that the chickens want three books, & promptly gives them some. Without further ado, the chickens walk out.

Around midday, the two chickens are back & looking quite annoyed. One leans over to the librarian & says,’ Buk Buk BuKKOOK!’ The librarian decides that the chickens want another three book, one of them being a cookbook, & promptly gives them the books. The chickens leave as before.

About an hour later the two birds march in, approach the librarian, looking very angry now & nearly shouting, ’Buk Buk Buk Buk Bukkooook!’ The librarian is now starting to get worried about where all her stock is going. She decides to give them more books but also to follow them & find out what’s happening.

She followed them out of the library, out of town, & into to a park. At this point, she hid behind a tree, not wanting to be seen.

She saw the two chickens throwing the books at a frog in a pond, to which the frog kept repeating, "Rrreddit Rrreddit Rrreddit..."

The frog needed better representation before the chickens.

Praise God, we will NEVER need a better representative & representation before God than Jesus the Christ the Son of God, our Savior!

Need:

If God is Almighty as you say, then how can I possibly relate to Him?

If I have changed my opinion(repented) toward this God, how can I relate that to Him?

How can I plead my case or be represented properly before His absolute perfection?

The writer to the Hebrews took a specific Old Testament prophecy & confirmed it as being fulfilled in Christ.

Hebrews divulges the sweeping excellence of Jesus’ ministry(High Priesthood) as confirmed thru the New Covenant.

The sweeping excellence of Jesus’ High Priesthood is confirmed thru the New Covenant.

What confirms the sweeping excellence of Jesus’ Priesthood?

Last time we looked in Hebrews, we found

3 confirmations of the sweeping excellence of Jesus’ priesthood were...

1. His SEATING(:1-2)

2. His OFFERING(:3-5)

3. His COVENANT(:6-7)

4—Confirming the sweeping excellence of Jesus’ priesthood is...

His FULFILLMENT(:8-13)

A. FUTURE(:8)

B. Past FAILURE(:9)

C. PLACEMENT(:10)

WITHIN(Knowing Intimately) vs. WITHOUT(Knowing About)

D. HEAD(Rote) vs. HEART Knowledge(Experience)(:11)

E. DISCOUNT/Disregarding(:12)

F. OBSOLESCENCE(:13)

4—Confirming the sweeping excellence of Jesus’ priesthood is...

His FULFILLMENT(of the New Covenant)(:8-13)

:8—“Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel & with the house of Judah--”

:9—“not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, & I disregarded them, says the LORD.”

:10—“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind & write them on their hearts; & I will be their God, & they shall be My people.”

:11—“None of them shall teach his neighbor, & none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.”

:12—“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, & their sins & their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” ”

:13—“In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now :what is becoming obsolete & growing old is ready to vanish away.”

Fulfillment:

Mat. 5:17-18—““Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven & earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”

Lk. 24:44-48—“Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses & the Prophets & the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, & thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer & to rise from the dead the third day, & that repentance & remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things.”

Lord’s Supper & the New Covenant:

Mat. 26:26-28—“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed & broke it, & gave it to the disciples & said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, & gave thanks, & gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

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