The Sunday School Lesson A New Priesthood by David McGee
Aug 04, 2019
A New Priesthood (29:28)
Referenced Scriptures: Hebrews 7:1-28; Hebrews 8:1-13
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
1) For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
2) to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is King of peace;
3) without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God), remains a priest continually.
4) Now consider how great this man was, to whom even Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the best spoils.
5) They indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest‘s office have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brothers, though these have come out of the loins of Abraham,
6) but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has taken tithes of Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.
7) But without any dispute the less is blessed of the better.
8) Here men who die receive tithes, but there one, of whom it is testified that he lives.
9) So to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receives tithes, has paid tithes,
10) for he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.
11) Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it have the people received the law), what further need was there for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
12) For the priesthood being changed, there is of necessity a change made also of the law.
13) For he of whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no man has given attendance at the altar.
14) For it is evident that our Lord has sprung out of Judah, as to which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
15) This is yet more abundantly evident, if after the likeness of Melchizedek there arises another priest,
16) who has been made, not after the law of a fleshly commandment, but after the power of an endless life:
17) for it is testified, "You are a priest forever, According to the order of Melchizedek."
18) For there is an annulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
19) (for the law made nothing perfect), and a bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
20) Inasmuch as it is not without the taking of an oath,
21) for they indeed have been made priests without an oath; but he with an oath by him that says of him, "The Lord swore and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever, According to the order of Melchizedek‘".
22) By so much has Jesus become the collateral of a better covenant.
23) Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.
24) But he, because he lives forever, has his priesthood unchangeable.
25) Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.
26) For such a high priest was fitting for us: holy, guiltless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
27) who doesn‘t need, like those high priests, to daily offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. For this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.
28) For the law appoints men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, appoints a Son, perfected forevermore.
1) Now in the things which we are saying, the main point is this. We have such a high priest, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
2) a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tent, which the Lord pitched, not man.
3) For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer.
4) For if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law;
5) who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when he was about to make the tent, for, "See," he said, "that you make all things according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain."
6) But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.
7) For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
8) For finding fault with them, he said, "Behold, the days come," says the Lord, "That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
9) Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, In the day that I took them by the hand to lead them forth out of the land of Egypt; For they didn‘t continue in my covenant, And I disregarded them," says the Lord.
10) "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days," says the Lord; "I will put my laws into their mind, I will also write them on their heart. I will be to them a God, And they will be to me a people.
11) They will not teach every man his fellow citizen, Every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,‘ For all will know me, From the least of them to the greatest of them.
12) For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more."
13) In that he says, "A new covenant," he has made the first old. But that which is becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away.
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