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Jesus: The Eschatological High Priest of an Eschatological Covenant

December 1, 2013 Speaker: John Bell Series: Hebrews

Passage: Hebrews 8


Point # 1 Continuity and discontinuity (review)

Point # 2: Rejoice, Christian! Jesus’ eschatological priesthood is better than that of the Levites because. . . .

1. Jesus sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven; Christ’s work of redemption is complete (1).

2. Jesus serves in the heavenly sanctuary - the true tabernacle set up by the Lord - of which Moses’ tabernacle was merely a shadowy copy, set up by a human being (2; 4-5)

3. Jesus offered a better sacrifice: one that takes care of sin (3)

Point # 3 (6-12) Rejoice, Christian! The New Covenant is better because it’s built on better promises that address the deficits of the Old: such as
· a willing obedience springing from God’s laws written on the heart

· intimate, unmediated fellowship with God

· the ultimate removal of sin.

Point # 4 (13) Rejoice, Christian! God’s eschatological covenant has been inaugurated, the Old is now obsolete!