• Vicarious Substitution

    Matthew 3:13–17

    Christ has done for us what we could never do. He has rendered perfect obedience to God in every way. This perfect obedience enabled Him to be a pure lamb, free from every blemish and thus acceptable as the perfect ...Read More

  • Made Perfect Forever

    Hebrews 7:27–28

    The Protestant Reformers rightly called the Roman Catholic Mass an abomination because in it Christ is sacrificed again. But, as we have seen, the apostolic witness is that Christ died once-for-all. There is nothing left to be done. The full ...Read More

  • An Unstained Priest

    Hebrews 7:26

    If we had to fulfill the requirements of God ourselves, we would never make it. Only because we can be counted righteous through faith in Christ do we have any hope of avoiding the punishment for our sin. Are you ...Read More

  • Saved to the Uttermost

    Hebrews 7:25

    Without the intercession of Christ we have no hope. But if Christ intercedes for you, you can be assured that He will complete your salvation. Hebrews 7:25 tells us that Christ only intercedes for those who draw near to ...Read More

  • A Permanent Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:23–24

    With the temple still standing in Jerusalem, it was hard for the original audience of Hebrews to believe that Christ brought its necessity to an end. But truth does not depend on whether something is easy to believe or not ...Read More

  • A Better Covenant

    Hebrews 7:22

    God’s oath, a condescension to us, guarantees the superiority of the new covenant. God has sworn that this covenant will never be superseded. There is nothing that will ever make Him change that. Reflect on your status as a ...Read More

  • Not Without an Oath

    Hebrews 7:20–21

    God has sworn that Christ will most certainly be High Priest forever. His covenant will never pass away. We never have to fear if we trust in Christ alone because He will make us holy and He will vindicate us ...Read More

  • A Priest Forever

    Hebrews 7:15–17

    If you are a Christian, God has imputed the righteousness of Christ to you. Thus, you are part of the kingdom of God. One day, righteousness will be not only a declared reality, but, when we are glorified, we will ...Read More

  • A Priest from Judah

    Hebrews 7:13–14

    We serve Christ as the sovereign King seated at the right hand of the Father. But this sovereign King also serves as High Priest, interceding on our behalf. The kings of this world would never express such concerns for their ...Read More

  • Tithes from Abraham

    Hebrews 7:4–6

    Our Lord is not unconcerned with history. He does not just keep restarting His plan in a brand new way but, as we have seen with Melchizedek, always unfolds His plan in a way that has continuity with the past ...Read More

  • Resembling the Son

    Hebrews 7:2–3

    In comparing Christ to Melchizedek it can be easy to think that the primary focus is on how Christ resembles Melchizedek. But in 7:3 we are told that it is Melchizedek who resembles Christ. As you seek to emulate ...Read More

  • This Melchizedek

    Hebrews 7:1

    Read the account of Melchizedek and Abraham found in Genesis 14:17–24 in preparation for our study over the next few days. Note that even in the earliest days of redemption, God sent the king of Salem to bless ...Read More

  • Source of Salvation

    Hebrews 5:9–10

    The Father, like He did with Christ, often uses suffering to set us apart for His work even though we cannot always see how He is doing this while the suffering is taking place. Look back and consider how God ...Read More

  • Confidence in Christ

    Hebrews 4:14

    The book of Hebrews tells us to hold to our confession of faith not because we are able to do so but because Christ’s power will make us stand firm. We cannot trust in our ability to work up ...Read More

  • Sharing in Christ

    Hebrews 3:14–15

    A majority of Americans claim to be born again Christians. The sin in our country makes it hard to take these claims seriously. Perhaps many think they are Christians because they once confessed Christ in the past. Scripture commands us ...Read More