The Guarantor of a Better Covenant

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Hebrews: The Greatness of Christ

The Guarantor of a Better Covenant


  • Purpose of Priesthood: Perfection
  • The Shortfall of Levi & Moses & Me
  • A Better Covenant Introduced and Guaranteed

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Hebrews 7:11-22. The writer mentions “perfection” twice in this passage (v. 11 &19). What is perfection? Why is it so important? What role does a priesthood have in achieving perfection?
  2. Why did the Levitical priesthood fail in attaining perfection? Is it even correct to call it a failure? What was the purpose of the Levitical priesthood?
  3. What does verse 12 mean? How does it apply to the discussion of the priesthood of Aaron and Melchizedek?
  4. What is the “better hope” introduced (v. 19)? How is this connected to the “better covenant” (v. 22)? How is Jesus a guarantor?
  5. What sorts of means of “perfection” do we chase after? How do these fall short of perfection? Why do we let these supplant Jesus? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Colossians 2:13-14 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. (ESV)