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Lesson 648: Hebrews, Chapter 5

"Priesthood- Bread, Wine, and Tithes"

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1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. 5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee. 6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 10 called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Go beyond elementary principles 11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Lesson No. 648 "Priesthood- Bread, Wine, and Tithes"

Book of Hebrews, Chapter 5 12/11/2022

1) Chapter 5 establishes Jesus as a priest as was Aaron appointed with Moses, in the order of 'Malchisedec'. This is the lineage of priesthood. Jesus and Aaron we know, but who is the world is Malchisedec? (Hint: Genesis 14: 8-22, king of righteousness, city of Salem- peace)

2) Verses 1 through 4 discuss the priesthood of Aaron(Jewish law); verse 5 talks about how Jesus was like that priesthood; in what way? (Hint: by who?) But then we see a differences in Jesus' priesthood in verse 6- what is it?

3) Then we see something curious in verse 8- Jesus had to learn obedience as we do, and how did He do it? (Hint: verse 8) Remember, Jesus was fully man, and fully God.

4) Verse 9 says Jesus was made perfect in this way, what does this mean? (Hint: the key is in the second half of verse 9).

5) So verse 10 cements the thought of Jesus' royal priesthood- higher than Aaron (Jewish law) of the order of Melchisedec. What did Melchisedec offer to 'strengthen' Abraham, how did Abraham respond, and what do these things represent? Was Abraham worshiping Melchisedec?

6) It seems like Paul would like to continue along this thought process, but he stops, why? What does he say in verse 11? Is that true today as well?

7) Paul is talking to the Jews who knew a huge amount about the traditions and history of their faith. But knowledge does not equal spirituality. What does he say about the Jews in verse 12? Why are they on milk instead of meat?

8) Verses 13 and 14 lay it out- the reason we need to be eating (consuming the Word) is so that it nourishes our souls and so we can use it, and what is the single best use of the Word? (Hint: verse 14)

9) Peter told us we are to be His royal priests (1 Peter 2: 9, 10), is that of Aaron or of Jesus Christ? Where then is our communion and tithe (sacrifice)?


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