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Summary: To compare JESUS to human high priest.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you know our Great High Priest?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To compare JESUS to human high priest.

IV. TEXT:

Hebrews 5:3 (Amplified Bible)

5:3 And because of this he is obliged to offer sacrifice for his own sins, as well as for those of the people.

V. THESIS:

But our LORD JESUS CHRIST is our Merciful and Faithful High Priest, who was also made atonement and propitiation for our sins and the sins of other people.

VI. TITLE:

Human high priest

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70

B. Style of writing: Best Greek style

C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos

D. Audience: Hebrew Christians

E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible

F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

G. Keyword: better

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. A human high priest is obliged to offer sacrifices for his own sins

"And because of this he is obliged to offer sacrifice for his own sins,"

Hebrews 7:27 (Amplified Bible)

7:27 He has no day by day necessity, as [do each of these other] high priests, to offer sacrifice first of all for his own [personal] sins and then for those of the people, because He [met all the requirements] once for all when He brought Himself [as a sacrifice] which He offered up.

Leviticus 4:3-12 (Amplified Bible)

4:3 If it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin which he has committed a young bull without blemish to the Lord as a sin offering.

4:4 He shall bring the bull to the door of the Tent of Meeting before the Lord, and shall lay [both] his hands on the bull’s head and kill [it] before the Lord.

4:5 And the anointed priest shall take some of the bull’s blood and bring it into the Tent of Meeting;

4:6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of [it] seven times before the Lord before the veil of the sanctuary.

4:7 And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord which is in the Tent of Meeting; and all the rest of the blood of the bull shall he pour out at the base of the altar of the burnt offering at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

4:8 And all the fat of the bull for the sin offering he shall take off of it—the fat that covers and is on the entrails,

4:9 And the two kidneys and the fat that is on them at the loins, and the appendage of the liver, which he shall take away with the kidneys—

4:10 Just as these are taken off of the bull of the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering.

4:11 But the hide of the bull and all its flesh, its head, its legs, its entrails, and its dung,

4:12 Even the whole bull shall he carry forth without the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on a fire of wood, there where the ashes are poured out.


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