One Does Not Make Himself a Priest

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Hebrews: The Greatness of Christ

One Does Not Make Himself a Priest

  •  Human Priesthood
  • Christ’s Priesthood
  • Our Priest

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Hebrews 5:1-10. What do we learn about the human priesthood from verses 1-4? Why should a priest be gentle? Why might a priest (or any Christian) not be gentle?
  2. Why does the author speak about the human priesthood? What does he want to establish?
  3. What do we learn about Christ’s priesthood from verses 5-10? Is Jesus able to deal gently with people? How so?
  4. Why do we need a priest? Why is Jesus the perfect and only priest for us? What comfort do we receive from the priesthood of Christ?
  5. What kind of substitutes do we seek to the priesthood of Christ?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him. (ESV)