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We read our Lord’s “high priestly prayer” in John 17, and we find brief references to His high priestly ministry for us elsewhere in the New Testament.
But it is the Book of Hebrews that contains the fullest exposition of our Lord’s ministry as our Great High Priest.
3 The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:1-3).1 Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
We were exhorted to exercise much greater faith in what He can and will do in us, in our church, and in our community (in addition to what He is doing abroad).
In addition, the writer offers nineteen summaries of Old Testament material, and thirteen times he mentions an Old Testament name or topic, often without reference to a specific context.”In Colossians, the Apostle Paul writes,16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you with respect to food or drink, or in the matter of a feast, new moon, or Sabbath days – 17 these are only the shadow of the things to come, but the reality is Christ! It is the Book of Hebrews that takes up this theme and explains it in greater detail (see Hebrews 8:5; 10:1).
The Old Testament foreshadowed the New, and Hebrews is the place to go if we wish to understand this as we should.3In Acts 15, the Judaisers prompted the “Jerusalem Council” by insisting that Gentile believers be baptized and keep the law.
I’ve been preaching for nearly 40 years, and I’ve somehow avoided preaching on the Book of Hebrews.
I’m not sure that it was always a conscious thing, but for whatever reasons, it has taken me all these years to get to this point. I know of other preachers who have also avoided Hebrews.
14 But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil (Hebrews -14).