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Jesus, a priest forever in the order of Melchizadek”    – Hebrews 5                                                        

1. In consideration of our memory verse from last week ….

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (v. 16)
…and in consideration of the “Justice, Mercy, and Grace” comparison sheet and the recent “demand for justice” as of late, how might we summarize justice, mercy, & grace?

Justice is getting what you __________ under the law.

Mercy is ____ getting what you __________ under the law.

Grace is _________ what you don’t _______ (un______  favor).


1b. Why is mercy a more desirable attribute than justice? How is grace superior to mercy?  How have you experienced all three?



Beginning with Hebrews 3:1 and continuing through Hebrews 8:6, there are many references to Jesus Christ as our “high priest”.  What was the purpose and role of a priest (high or low) under the Old Covenant/Mosaic Law? How, then, has Jesus become our High Priest?  And just who is this mysterious priest “Melchizadek” first seen in Genesis 14: 18-20?


Following our mini intensive study on “priesthood”, and after reading chapter five, consider these questions
2. Why is Jesus superior to the Levitical priests?
3. How is Jesusa priest forever in the order of Melchizadek” (Heb. 5: 6,10)




4. These Hebrew Christians had apparently become “dull of hearing” (see v. 11 and Matthew 13:15) which led to a stunting of their growth (v.12-13). How can we avoid dullness of hearing in our Christian lives?





Memory Verse for next week: Hebrews 5: 13-14

“For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”