6: Jesus, the Faithful Priest – Teaching Plan


Posted on  by Michael Frackeravatar

Key Thought: Hebrews Chapters 5-7 provide a close explanation of Jesus’ priesthood, its characteristics and implications for God’s relationship with believers.
February 5, 2022

1. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 5:1-10.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What is the role of the priesthood and how does Jesus fulfill that role?
  3. Personal Application: If we are His royal priesthood, what should our relationship be with other people? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “Why do we need someone arguing on our behalf? Jesus died for our sins and everything ended at the cross with the ultimate sacrifice/ Nothing else was needed.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 7:11-16.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Why was there a need to change the Levitical law?
  3. Personal Application: Why couldn’t the animal sacrifices truly pay for our sins? Why could only the death of Jesus pay for them? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “Is there ever a place in our spiritual journey when we need to be accountable to a third party beside God for our progress or regression?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 7:16,22.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. On what basis did Jesus become a priest?
  3. Personal Application: What does it mean to you that Jesus argues on our behalf?? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “If Jesus was a human being like us, how could He never sin? What do you think His life and interactions was like and how does it compare with yours?” How would you respond to your relative?

4. Have a volunteer read Hebrews 7:1-3.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. Who was Melchizedek and how did he prefigure Jesus?
  3. Personal Application: Should Christians have a place for a spiritual authority to hold them accountable, as Paul held the Corinthians accountable? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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