Such A Priest

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Such a Priest” from Hebrews 8:1-5.

Hebrews 8:1-5 (ESV)

The High Priest of a New Covenant

Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being.

Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer. If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”

We need such a high priest.

  • We need one who is seated at the right hand of God’s throne.
  • We need one who is a minister where it matters.
  • We need one who has something to offer a holy God.
  • We needed one who is not earthly.
  • We need one who does not serve a copy.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Name some things that are needed to make it through a day.
  • Where do we find out from this Scripture passage that Jesus is seated?
  • Why do we not have anything to offer to God on our own?
  • What does Jesus alone have that He is able to offer to a holy God?