Study 12 From The Book of Hebrews Is: Hebrews 9:15-28
- Verses 15-23. What are the reasons why Christ’s death was necessary? Of what benefits can we be sure because it has occurred?
- Verses 24-28. What differences are here indicated between what the Jewish high priest did an what Christ has done? What are the consequences of Christ’s one sacrifice of Himself? How can it affect what happens to us when this life is over?
Note. Verses 15-22. According to ancient practice covenants were sealed in blood, by the symbolic introduction of the death of the parties making it. Also, once a transgression of a covenant obligation had been committed, death became necessary for a second reason, to pay the penalty of such failure. So, ‘without the shedding of blood there is not forgiveness of sins’.