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Hebrews Lesson 10 – Jesus Is The Greater High Priest (Hebrews 7:1-10)
April 6, 2022
Hebrews Lesson 10 – Jesus Is The Greater High Priest (Hebrews 7:1-10)April 6, 2022
Melchizedek’s background as a priest of God Most High. (Hebrews 7:1-3)
- By translation of his name, Melchizedek was king of righteousness. (Hebrews 7:2)
- By his title, Melchizedek was King of Peace. Hebrews 7:2)
- Melchizedek’s life resembles the Son of God. (Hebrews 7:3)
- What is the significance that Melchizedek was king of righteousness and king of peace? Since Jesus is in the order of Melchizedek, how do those titles relate to Jesus?
- Read the following passages and discuss how righteousness and peace relate to one another. (Isaiah 32:17, Psalm 85:10, Psalm 72:7, James 3:17-18)
- We can’t know for sure, but why do you think Moses did not record more information about Melchizedek in the OT, considering that he is a rather important character? What does that tell us about God’s revelation to us?
- Given that we are not obligated to tithe, what lessons can New Testament believers gain from Abrahams example?
Melchizedek’s priesthood is greater than the Levites. (Hebrews 7:4-10)
- What conclusion does the author make based on the fact that Abraham tithed to Melchizedek?
- Which part of the spoils did Abraham give to Melchizedek? Why? What lesson can we learn from this?
- What conclusion does the author reach in verse 9-10? What does this show us about Melchizedek and by extension, Christ?
- For more information on the tithe and it’s purpose, read Numbers 18:21-24.