The superiority of the priesthood of Jesus Christ is demonstrated in Hebrews Chapter 7. Melchizedek was a great priest but pales in comparison to Jesus. The old priesthood is significant, but it could-n’t meet our deepest needs, so God replaced it with a better one. Your deepest needs can only be met through Jesus Christ-from his constant presence to his persistent prayers to his permanent minis-try in our lives. The author of Hebrews discusses Melchizedek and the old priesthood for the purpose of directing us to the life-changing hope we find in Jesus.