A New Priest

The greater (priest) blesses the lesser (people);the lesser gives to the greater.

Hebrews 7:2 NIV
and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.”

Jesus is "our righteousness."

Jeremiah 23:6 NIV
In his days Judah will be savedand Israel will live in safety.This is the name by which he will be called:The Lord Our Righteous Savior.

Jesus is the "Prince of Peace."

Isaiah 9:6 NIV
For to us a child is born,to us a son is given,and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

The new priest is not from Levi, or Aaron.

Like Melchizedek, Jesus has no beginning or end.

The sacrifices needed to be repeated and pointed to Jesus, the ultimate sacrifice.

1. Jesus, the new priest, has a priesthood that is not stopped by death.

2. Jesus, the new priest, is able to save.

Hebrews 7:25 NIV
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

3. Jesus, the new priest, intecedes for us.cf. Luke 22.32; John 17.9