Coachlight Bible Study – Hebrews 6:11-8:6

Faith In God’s Revelation – The Anchor of the Soul

God reveals His plan to His people, but His people are dull of hearing.  We go on performing our religious duties, but falling short of the revelation of Who He really is.  Glory to God because we have a great High Priest that lives forever, and His promises are to us forever, if we diligently live our lives trusting in the Hope He gives us in His Word.  A Great parallel is found in Galatians chapter 3.


I. The 3rd Exhortation – Don’t Return To Religion – Grow Up


A. The readers are unskillful in the Word of God


Hebrews 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

Hebrews 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.


B. Notice that the same word used of Christ is used of a person of full age


Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age<5046>, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. {of full age: or, perfect} {use: or, an habit, or, perfection}


C. The Exhortation is to emulate Christ – A form of the same Greek word used


Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection<5047>; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, {principles…: or, word of the beginning of}

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Hebrews 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.


D. It is impossible for the fallen away to come to repentance


Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

Hebrews 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

Hebrews 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.


1. Who were once enlightened

2. Who have tasted of the heavenly gift

3. Who were made partakers of the Holy Ghost

4. Who have tasted the good Word of God

5. Who have tasted of the powers of the age to come

E. It is talking about those who have rejected the hope found in the Word of God


Hebrews 6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: Hebrews 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.


F. Esau is a good example – Became religious, but couldn’t get back his birthright


Hebrews 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Hebrews 12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. {place…: or, way to change his mind}


E. The better way – Go on to Maturity

1. Paul is persuaded that the Hebrews know better – (Dull of hearing 5:11)

2. Salvation is is more than the foundation – build the house


Hebrews 6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.


3. Christ is able to do the work – Put our trust in Him

E. The Hebrew’s Part – And Our’s


Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

Hebrews 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.


1. Keep confidence in Christ’s Promises with full faith until the end

2. Keep company with those who have the hope of the inheritance


II. Abraham Obtained the Promise by Faith In The Word


Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

Hebrews 6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

Hebrews 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

A. God gave assurance or guarantee of His Word

1. There is none mightier than God

2. God di this by Swearing By Himself

B. The Word given to Abraham

1. God uses Hebraisms – repetition emphasizes the meaning

2. Repeated bless – God would abundantly (Supernaturally) bless Abraham

3. Repeated multiply – God would abundantly multiply Abraham

C.  How did Abraham obtain the promise? – Patiently believing God’s Word


III. God Confirmed His Word – God’s Oath for Us


Hebrews 6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

Hebrews 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.


A. God wanted to show those who desire their inheritance assurance

1. God swear by Himself – there is none greater

2. God’s Word is immutable – (unchangeable and eternal)

3. God’s oath is our consolation

4. Two immutable things – Blessing and Multiplication


B. The hope in God’s Word is the anchor of our soul

1. If we patiently endure believing God’s Word

2. We hold our confidence in God’s Word steadfast unto the end

3. Christ has entered into the Holy of Holies for us


C. This Oath was given years and years ago


Psalm 110:4  The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.


IV. The Superiority Of The Melchisedec Order


Hebrews 7:1  For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

Hebrews 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

Hebrews 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

Hebrews 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

Hebrews 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

Hebrews 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Hebrews 7:7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

Hebrews 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

Hebrews 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

Hebrews 7:10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.


A. Melchisedec superior to Abraham

1. Abraham, the father of the Nation, was blessed by Melchisedec

2. The less is blessed by the better

B. Melchisedec typified Christ

1. The Bible doesn’t mention his birth – like he was eternal

2. The Bible doesn’t mention his parents – like he had none

3. The Bible doesn’t mention his death – like he didn’t die

C. Abraham paid tithes – Melchisedec Blessed Abraham that had the promise

D. Levi paid tithes - The Levitical priesthood

1. The Levitical priesthood actually paid tithes to Melchisedec

2. The Levitical priesthood was an inherited priesthood

2. When Abraham paid tithes, Levi was still in his loins


V. The Superiority Of Christ


Hebrews 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,)what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Hebrews 7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

Hebrews 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

Hebrews 7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Hebrews 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. {the bringing…: or, it was the bringing in}

Hebrews 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

Hebrews 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)


A. The Levitical priesthood was not the complete plan of God

1. If it was, there would still be a priest after ythe order of Aaron

2. If it was, there would be no need of a priest after the order of Melchisedec

B. Christ came from another tribe

1. The Aaronic Priesthood were descendants of Aaron

2. The Law spoke nothing of a priest from Judah

3. Christ from Judah, showing another priesthood

4. Christ is after the order of Melchisedec – Not Aaron

C. Since the priesthood has changed, it is necessary for a better Law

D. The Law made nothing perfect (Telios)

E. A Better hope did make things complete

1. The Better Hope fulfilled God’s plan

2. This hope is how we draw nigh to God

3. The oath of His Priesthood – Psalm 110:4


VI. The Superior High Priest


Hebrews 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

Hebrews 7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

Hebrews 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Hebrews 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

Hebrews 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

Hebrews 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. {of the sanctuary: or, of holy things}

Hebrews 8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.


A. Christ has a better testament

B. The Levitical priests couldn’t continue because of death

C. Christ lives forever, therefore His priesthood is forever

D. The everlasting priesthood is the reason He can save to the uttermost

E. The Law made priests with infirmaties and death

G. But Christ became us

1. He did not sin

2. He does not have to first go to God for His own sins

3. He is the only One Who has the position at God’s right Hand

3. He continually intercedes for us


VII The Law and Levitical Priesthood was only a type of Christ


Hebrews 8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: {there…: or, they are priests}

Hebrews 8:5  Who serve unto the example<5262> and shadow<4639> of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern<5179> shewed to thee in the mount.


5262 upodeigma hupodeigma hoop-od’-igue-mah  from 5263; TDNT-2:32,141; n n

AV-example 4, pattern 1, ensample 1; 6

1) a sign suggestive of anything, delineation of a thing, representation, figure, copy

2) an example: for imitation

2a) of the thing to be imitated

2b) for a warning, of a thing to be shunned

4639 skia skia skee’-ah  apparently a primary word; TDNT-7:394,1044; shadow 7; 7

1) shadow

1a) shade caused by the interception of light

1b) an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object

1c) a sketch, outline, adumbration

5179 tupov tupos too’-pos from 5180; TDNT-8:246,1193; n m

ensample 5, print 2, figure 2, example 2, pattern 2, fashion 1, manner 1, form 1; 16

1) the mark of a stroke or blow, print

2) a figure formed by a blow or impression

2a) of a figure or image

2b) of the image of the gods


When God gave the blueprint of the Tabernacle and the Law to Moses, it was actually the shadow cast from the actual Tabernacle and Testament in Heaven, and the Priesthood after the order of Melchisedec in God’s Mind