• Better Promises for a Better Covenant

    Hebrews 8:6–7

    Christ Jesus is the central figure of human history. The old covenant saints looked forward to His work, benefiting from His ministry under the old covenant types and shadows. We look back to Christ’s work, benefiting from His ministry through ...Read More

  • The Necessity of Christ’s Heavenly Priesthood

    Hebrews 8:3–5

    Sacrificial atonement is fundamental to biblical religion. Scripture shows us in many ways that God has demanded a sacrifice in order for sinners to be in fellowship with Him, and any theological system that denies the need for an atonement ...Read More

  • The High Priest We Have

    Hebrews 8:1–2

    When we are troubled, we are to run to Jesus, who even now is ministering in the heavenly temple. To attempt to solve our problems and find lasting comfort on our own is foolish indeed, but Christ will calm our ...Read More

  • A Fixed Day

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  • Christ’s Eternal, Effectual Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:23–25

    John Calvin writes: “What sort of pledge and how great is this of love towards us! Christ lives for us, not for himself!” Jesus lives to magnify the glory of the Holy Trinity, but His love for us is evident ...Read More

  • God’s Consoling Oath

    Hebrews 7:20–22

    God has given us not only His infallible and inerrant Word to guide us in the truth but also teachers whom He has equipped to instruct us in this Word. We should therefore pay heed to the godly and wise ...Read More

  • The Basis of Christ’s Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:15–19

    The indestructible life of Christ gives us great hope. Because He shares it with all who rest in Him alone for salvation, we know that eternal life is surely ours and can never be lost. The basis for our living ...Read More

  • Levi’s Inadequate Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:11–14

    God never intended for the Mosaic administration—the old covenant—to last forever. But that does not mean the elements of the moral law found in the Mosaic law pass away with the coming of Christ. The moral law remains our guide ...Read More

  • God Is Unchangeable

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  • Levi and Melchizedek

    Hebrews 7:4–10

    In today’s passage, as throughout the book of Hebrews, the author of the epistle makes His case carefully from Scripture, looking to its details and remaining true to the text. That is how all of us must do theology, studying ...Read More