Slideshow image

But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been established on better promises. Hebrews 8:6

A superior ministry, a better covenant, built on better promises.  This is the kind of ministry that Jesus performs in our lives as our great high priest.  In our text this week, we are reminded that Jesus' work is taking place in two key arenas: in the heaven and in our hearts.  By ministering in heaven, Jesus works out our salvation before God's very presence.  By working in our hearts, Jesus ensures that his followers both genuinely know him, but that that are people who have been cleansed from sin from the inside out.  This is a better arrangement, a better covenant, than how God's people were living previously.