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Posts from December 2020

Hebrews 8 – The Relationship between Israel and the Church: An Analogy

The quotation and application of the New Covenant from Jeremiah 31 in Hebrews 8 encourages us to consider the relationship between Israel and the Church.  Jeremiah 31:31-34 clearly and emphatically speaks of the recipients of the New Covenant as Israel (“I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah”; vs 31; cf vs 33; ESV translation used throughout).  The New Testament, however, broadens the application of the covenant to the church, including Gentile…

Hebrews 7b – 10 Reasons Why Jesus’s Priesthood is Greater Than the Levitical Priesthood

In my sermon on Hebrews 7:11-28, I noted 10 reasons why Jesus’s priesthood is greater than the Levitical priesthood.  I’ll also throw in here three bonus topics that I had to cut from the sermon due to time and pacing. Here are the 10 reasons why Jesus’s priesthood is greater, along with the verse references: 1) The new priesthood obtained perfection (7:11) 2) The new priesthood changed the Law (7:12) 3) The new Priest is indestructible (7:16) 4) The new…