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The Excellence of His Sacrifice
The Elevation of Jesus Christ
Today as we move through the book of Hebrews you are going to hear a lot of similarity to what we have already discussed in some of the previous chapters. The author is arguing his point from many sides that our High Priest Jesus Christ is superior to Aaron after having argued that He is superior than the prophets, superior to Abraham, and superior to Moses. So I don't want to spend a whole lot of time dealing with the tabernacle this morning as we have already studied this.
However, for the sake of getting us reacquainted with the text I want you to take your bible this morning and turn with me to Hebrews chapter nine and for context sake lets read together the first 10 verses and then we will take the hand off to enter into what I want to call the "Excellence of His Sacrifice".
So let's begin reading together in verse 1,
Hebrews 9:1-10 (NASB95)
1 Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary. 2 For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the sacred bread; this is called the holy place. 3 Behind the second veil there was a tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies, 4 having a golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron's rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant; 5 and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat; but of these things we cannot now speak in detail. 6 Now when these things have been so prepared, the priests are continually entering the outer tabernacle performing the divine worship, 7 but into the second, only the high priest enters once a year, not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance. 8 The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the ...
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