Dust off your Old Testament knowledge! The writer of Hebrews illustrates the new covenant in Jesus Christ by making comparisons to the old service of priests entering into the Most Holy Place to sacrifice. Part of a series on the book of Hebrews.
As Moses prepares the people to enter the Promised Land, he has them (1) write the words of the law on a massive white altar, and (2) split into two groups and stand on opposing mountains as they are told of blessings for doing good and curses for disobedience.
Hebrews chapter 8 focuses on a theme of the book - that Jesus and the new covenant are better than animal sacrifices and the old covenant. The conclusion is that the old covenant no longer remains for Christians to follow. Part of a series on the book of Hebrews.
In chapter 7, the author makes a fascinating comparison between Jesus and an obscure Bible character named Melchizedek. He illustrates how Jesus could fulfill the prophecies of being a king and priest, which would seem to be impossible, since Jewish priests and kings were descended from different tribes. Part of a series on the book of Hebrews.