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Summary: 3 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-III—Hebrews 8:1-13

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

A. FUTURE(:8)

B. Past FAILURE(:9)

C. PLACEMENT(:10)WITHIN(Knowing Intimately) vs. WITHOUT(Knowing About)

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

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

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

: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.”

These new covenant keepers will exist in such a state of familiarity with God that there will no longer be a need to “teach” one’s neighbor & brother to “‘Know the LORD’”. The need to encourage others to know the Lord will be a useless effort because “all shall know” God as keepers of the new covenant. Regardless of an unqualified “least”ness or “great’ness & all the relative judgments determining such designations, they will “all” know God.

“Teach”—didaskw—1) To teach—1a) To hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses, 1b) To be a teacher, 1c) To discharge the office of a teacher, conduct one’s self as a teacher; 2) To teach one—2a) To impart instruction, 2b) Instill doctrine into one, 2c) the thing taught or enjoined, 2d) To explain or expound a thing, 2e) To teach one something.

“Neighbor”—plhsion—neuter of a derivative of pelav(near); (adverbially) Close by; as noun, A neighbor, i.e. Fellow (as man, countryman, Christian or friend):-- Near, neighbor.

“Know”—ginwskw—1) To learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel—1a) To become known; 2) To know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of—2a) To understand, 2b) To know; 3) Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man & a woman; 4) To become acquainted with, to know. A knowledge grounded on personal experience.

“Know”—eidw—1) To see—1a) To perceive with the eyes, 1b) To perceive by any of the senses, 1c) To perceive, notice, discern, discover, 1d) To see, 1e) To experience any state or condition, 1f) To see i.e. have an interview with, to visit; 2) To know—2a) To know of anything, 2b) To know, i.e. get knowledge of, understand, perceive—2b1) of any fact, 2b2) the force & meaning of something which has definite meaning, 2b3) To know how, to be skilled in, 2c) To have regard for one, cherish, pay attention to (1Th 5:12). To see with the mind’s eye, signifies a clear & purely mental perception. Strong— properly, To see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perf. only) To know:


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