Summary: To show that JESUS CHRIST is the Official Priest and High Priest of the Church.
Who is Your High Priest?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS CHRIST is the Official Priest and High Priest of the Church.
Hebrews 10:21 (Amplified Bible)
10:21 And since we have [such] a great and wonderful and noble Priest [Who rules] over the house of God,
Thank You very much, LORD JESUS for You are our Priest and Great High Priest, who rules me as GOD's house.
JESUS, the Great High Priest in charge of GOD's house
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
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
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. JESUS, our Great, Wonderful and Noble Priest who rules
"And since we have [such] a great and wonderful and noble Priest"
High or "megas" in Greek meaning:
1. great - of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons)
2. predicated of rank, as belonging to - persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power
3. splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately
4. great things - of Godâ€™s preeminent blessings
Priest or "hiereus" in Greek meaning:
1. a priest, one who offers sacrifices and in general in busied with sacred rites
2. metaphorically of Christians, because, purified by the blood of Christ and brought into close intercourse with God, they devote their life to him alone and to Christ
Hebrews 2:17 (Amplified Bible)
2:17 So it is evident that it was essential that He be made like His brethren in every respect, in order that He might become a merciful (sympathetic) and faithful High Priest in the things related to God, to make atonement and propitiation for the peopleâ€™s sins.
Hebrews 3:1 (Amplified Bible)
3:1 SO THEN, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed [as ours when we embraced the Christian faith].
Hebrews 7:26 (Amplified Bible)
7:26 [Here is] the High Priest [perfectly adapted] to our needs, as was fittingâ€”holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners, and exalted higher than the heavens.
Hebrews 8:1 (Amplified Bible)
8:1 NOW THE main point of what we have to say is this: We have such a High Priest, One Who is seated at the right hand of the majestic [God] in heaven,
Psalms 110:1 (Amplified Bible)
110:1 A Psalm of David. THE LORD (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST, our Priest and High Priest rules in Heaven.
B. JESUS, in charge of GOD's house
"[Who rules] over the house of God,"
Hebrews 3:3-6 (Amplified Bible)
3:3 Yet Jesus has been considered worthy of much greater honor and glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house [itself].
3:4 For [of course] every house is built and furnished by someone, but the Builder of all things and the Furnisher [of the entire equipment of all things] is God.
3:5 And Moses certainly was faithful in the administration of all Godâ€™s house [but it was only] as a ministering servant. [In his entire ministry he was but] a testimony to the things which were to be spoken [the revelations to be given afterward in Christ].
3:6 But Christ (the Messiah) was faithful over His [own Fatherâ€™s] house as a Son [and Master of it]. And it is we who are [now members] of this house, if we hold fast and firm to the end our joyful and exultant confidence and sense of triumph in our hope [in Christ].
1 Corinthians 3:9-17 (Amplified Bible)
3:9 For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are Godâ€™s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] Godâ€™s building.
3:10 According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it,
3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
3:12 But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,