Teaching Outline Week 11

The Joy in Responsibility

(An In-Depth Study of Hebrews)


Have Confidence

Hebrews 4:14-5:3 


There are two very important pictures of Jesus in the context of our verses;

Hebrews 4:14 through 5:3:

First picture is our Reigning King: (Not the main picture)

Throne of Grace –

The Kingdom is established on Grace. (verse 16b)

We all need help but we don’t deserve help.

We need to be pitied, have mercy and grace extended to us.

The main picture is our Sympathetic High Priest:

Jesus is compared to OT Israel Priesthood. (No modern day example is correct)

We need to know the OT in order to fully know our relationship with Jesus. (5:1-3)

As our High Priest: (4:15)

–          Tempted exactly as we are

–          Never gave in, never sinned, endured to the end

–          Understands weakness


Draw near…(vs16)

Jesus is sympathetic toward you

Hold fast…(vs14b)

Jesus is alive and in God’s presence, forevermore.


We need to strip ourselves of self-confidence:

Superman/Superwoman aren’t real

We need to stop drowning in leisure and sensual pleasures

Finding temporary escape

We need not be paralyzed

Sitting in dark depression

We have complete help now and forever

This is the whole point of the Old and New Testaments. God planned for a High Priest, a Savior, a Redeemer, a gracious Helper.


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