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