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Hebrews 5:1-14

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Christ As Our High Priest, continued

Hebrews 5:1-14

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Lesson Number 10

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Aaron was qualified to be an imperfect high priest.
  2. Christ is qualified to be a perfect high priest.

Practical Application

  1. Have you moved from milk to meat?

Questions

  1. What is the theme of the epistle to the Hebrews?
  2. Chapter 5 has to do with the qualifications of a high priest. a. Who did the high priest of the Old Testament represent? b. How often could he go into the holy of holies in the tabernacle or the temple? c. What did he offer?
  3. List the two requirements to be fully qualified to be a high priest.
  4. Why wasn’t Aaron a perfect high priest?
  5. Are some doctrines considered milk and others considered meat?

Answers

  1. The High Priesthood of Christ.
  2. a. He represented the nation of Israel before God. b. Once a year c. the blood of the atoning sacrifice
  3. He had to be a man and he had to be called by God to this office.
  4. Because he himself was a sinner and had to offer sacrifices for himself as well as for the people.
  5. No. There’s milk and meat in every area of doctrine.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Christ was called to be a High Priest by divine appointment See Hebrews 5:5- See also Psalm 2:7 and Psalm 110: The Aaronic priesthood was temporary. Christ was called by God to be a High Priest forever. Does this give you a great sense of security? It should.
  2. Christ was a real man who lived on this earth. As such, He has the ability to be compassionate. Read Hebrews 5:7-8. Has anyone gone through the sufferings that our Lord went through in the Garden of Gethsemane leading up to His crucifixion at Calvary? Are you looking for a compassioinate High Priest, or have you found Him?

Challenge

  1. There is milk and meat in every doctrine. We can still enjoy the milk, but we need to move on to the more solid food as well. Have you moved on to the meat? How do you know how much you’ve grown spiritually? Do you have a close Christian friend who will be honest with you as to your growth?

Key Verses

  • “Every High priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.” -Hebrews 5:1-2
  • “No man takes this honor on himself, but he who is called by God…God says of Christ ‘You are My Son…You are a priest forever.’” -Hebrews 5:4-6
  • “He [Jesus] learned obedience by the things which He suffered, and having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey him.” -Hebrews 5:8-9

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