A More Excellent Ministry

Summary

SERIES: PREEMINENCE

Scripture Reference: Hebrews 8:1-13

Insight

  • Hebrews 6:18-20

  • Hebrews 7

  • Hebrews 8:1

  • Hebrews 10:19-22

Jesus’ more excellent ministry:

  • Gives us confidence, hope

  • Allows us to come into His presence



(8:1) “We have such a great High Priest”

  • Righteousness and Peace

  • Personally and perpetually our great High Priest

  • Marks a better covenant and better salvation

(8:1) “We have a seated High Priest”

(8:2) “We have a serving High Priest”

  • His Ministry: 

    • Substance to Shadow

    • Reality to Impression

(8:6-9) Better Covenant

  • The Mediator —> Jesus

    • Jesus is the One who stands between bringing us together

    • Jesus is the guarantor of the better covenant

    • The author of the better covenant —> God (8:8)

  • The purpose of the old covenant was to show the need for a new heart

(8:10-13) Better Promises

  • Your assurance rests in that “He will”

    • “I Will” —> (8-12)

    • Internal; heart and mind (10)

If you’re not spending time in God’s word, don’t blame Him if you’re starving.

  • “Write it on your heart”

  • “Put laws in your minds”

  • “I will be their God; they will be my people”

Personal; All will know Him

Merciful; Forgive and Forget

So What?

  • Anything you’re relying on other than Jesus and the completed work on the cross is inferior

  • Lean hard into what Jesus has done

  • It all comes down to what Jesus has done