Fully half of the book of Hebrews (4:14-10:18) is devoted to the idea that Jesus is our High Priest. This is a concept which is likely foreign to most of us in that interactions with priests are not a part of our daily life. So it is necessary to pay close attention to the words of the text. In this first half of the 'high priest section' (4:14-7:28), the main idea is that Jesus is the High Priest who is in the order of this rather mysterious Old Testament character called Melchizedek. We explore this idea today by asking 3 questions: 1) what are Jesus' qualifications to be our great High Priest; 2) what does He do as our High Priest; 3) how are we called to respond to the truth that Jesus is our High Priest?
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