A Better Hope

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “A Better Hope” from Hebrews 7:11-19.

Hebrews 7:11-19 (ESV)

Jesus Like Melchizedek

If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. For it is declared: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

We needed a new high priest.

  • We needed one who is effective.
  • We needed a high priest who is alive.
  • We needed a high priest who brings a better hope.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Share about what you find the most hope in.
  • Why is the law not able to bring perfection to humanity?
  • How did Jesus become a high priest?
  • In what ways does Jesus help us to draw near to God?