Hebrews 8

  1. Verses 1-6. Jews were used to seeing Levitical priests fulfil their ministry in an earthly sanctuary.
    As Christians they needed to appreciate that Christ’s ministry is different and ‘much more excellent’ (verse 6). In what ways is this true?
    What is the significance of his being already seated at the right hand of God’s throne (verse 1)?
    Cf. 10:10-1416; Eph. 4:8.
  2. Verses 7-13. Why did the first covenant fail?
    Was there anything wrong with it?
    In contrast to it, in what ways doers the new covenant meet our need, give us ‘better promises’ (verse 6), and make success certain?