Saved to the Uttermost

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Saved to the Uttermost” from Hebrews 7:20-28.

Hebrews 7:20-28 (ESV)

And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind:  ‘You are a priest forever.’” Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant. Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

Jesus is able to save us completely!

  • He is able by an oath of the Lord.
  • He is able because he continues forever.
  • He is able because he lives to make intercession for us.
  • He is able because he is holy.
  • He is able because he brings the perfect sacrifice.
  • He is able because He is the perfect, eternal son.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Share about a time when someone has saved you.
  • What does Jesus save us from?
  • How did you feel knowing that Jesus is always there for you?
  • If Jesus is sinless, then why is Jesus able to understand the temptations that we face?