The writer to the Hebrews labored to teach us why Jesus had to die.
(1) To do this he described the earthly sanctuary and the worship service God established in the Old Testament to be a picture of what was to come.
(2) He then told us about the importance of the blood. Jesus had to die to make His testament effective. He had to die to establish the New Covenant with all of its blessings.
(3) Most of all, He had to die and shed His blood because without the shedding of blood there is no cleansing from or forgiveness of sin.
In this last paragraph of chapter nine the writer focused in on the Sacrifice that ended all sacrifices – the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus for our sin. He drew our attention to two points.
I. The Offering of the Sacrifice (v. 23-24)
II. The Sufficiency of the Sacrifice (v. 25-28)