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7: Jesus Our Great High priest (Heb 4:14-5:10)
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7: Jesus Our Great High priest (Heb )

The Basics


Thus far in Hebrews we have seen the constant urging to hold fast to our Lord Jesus. In this passage, he continues his exhortation by elaborating on the priesthood of Christ, a teaching that the author has briefly discussed in .

Key Verse

“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession” (4:14).

Did You Know…?

1.         Melchizedek (5:6): Read Genesis 14:18-20 for the historical recording about Melchizedek.







Key Words/Phrases

General Analysis

1a.  In what ways was Jesus like the priests from among men?

1b.  In what ways was He different?

Segment Analysis


1.         How does this paragraph relate to the penetrating effect of God’s word as discussed in -13?

2.         Explain why we should hold fast our confession based on 14.

3.         What enables our High Priest to sympathize with us?

4.         According to verse 15, what is unique about our great High Priest?

5a.        What feelings do you get from the term “throne of grace”?

5b.        What can we receive at the throne of grace? How do these relate to the humanity and deity of Jesus Christ?

5c.        How do we come to the throne of grace (16)?

5d.        What attitude does the author encourage us to have when coming to the throne of grace?


6.         How did Jesus fulfill the duty of a High Priest as mentioned in this paragraph?


7.         What is the main point of this paragraph?

8.         What key words here set Jesus apart from other priests?


9.         In what sense was Jesus’ prayer heard? What was He asking?

10.        Why was Jesus heard? Explain your answer.

11.        What can you learn from Jesus about your prayers?

12a.      What does it mean that Jesus learned obedience?

12b.      How did his sufferings enable Him to learn obedience?

12c.      Obedience comes by sufferings. What lessons can you learn from this?

13.        What two aspects of Jesus enabled Him to be the author of eternal salvation (see verse 8)?

14.        Whom is Jesus the Savior of?

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