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Summary: To show that JESUS lives forever in, to, and thru us to accomplish His Priesthood in us.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Can you live forever?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that JESUS lives forever in, to, and thru us to accomplish His Priesthood in us.

IV. TEXT:

Hebrews 7:24 (Amplified Bible)

7:24 But He holds His priesthood unchangeably, because He lives on forever.

V. THESIS:

Thank You FATHER GOD, for giving us JESUS who holds our hand, whispers encouragement to us, shows us step-by-step how to live well before GOD, who called us into His own Kingdom, into this delightful life.

VI. TITLE:

JESUS Permanent Priesthood

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. JESUS holds His Priesthood Unchangeably

"But He holds His priesthood unchangeably,"

Hebrews 7:28 (Amplified Bible)

7:28 For the Law sets up men in their weakness [frail, sinful, dying human beings] as high priests, but the word of [God’s] oath, which [was spoken later] after the institution of the Law, [chooses and appoints as priest One Whose appointment is complete and permanent], a Son Who has been made perfect forever.

Hebrews 13:8 (Amplified Bible)

13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).

Isaiah 9:6-7 (Amplified Bible)

9:6 For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.

9:7 Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Romans 6:9 (Amplified Bible)

6:9 Because we know that Christ (the Anointed One), being once raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has power over Him.

JESUS never fails because He can hold His Priesthood forever.

B. JESUS lives on forever

"because He lives on forever."

1 Samuel 2:35 (Amplified Bible)

2:35 And I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest (Priest), who shall do according to what is in My heart and mind. And I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before My anointed (Anointed) forever.

1 Samuel 2:10 (Amplified Bible)

2:10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge [all peoples] to the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king (King) and exalt the power of His anointed (Anointed His Christ).


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