The Better Priest (Hebrews 7:20-28)

Tab Trainor, March 25, 2017
Part of the Topical series, preached at a Saturday Evening service

All of us have a condition that makes us unable to be right with God on our own. We all need someone to bridge the gap between our need and our God. In Hebrews 7 we see that Jesus is the High Priest and Mediator that bridges that gap for us. Listen and hear how the Gospel so assures us that Jesus' life, death, and resurrection is the last word, once for all.

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Hebrews 7:20-28

20 And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, 21 but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him:

“The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind,
‘You are a priest forever.’”

22 This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.

23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. 28 For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. (ESV)