As a high priest, Jesus mediates for the people in the sacred place -- though instead of the innermost room of the Temple, the sacred place is heaven itself. And rather than bringing the blood of animals, Jesus offers his own blood through his sacrificial death, which is a perfect and complete sin offering for the forgiveness of sins.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]The second reading is perhaps the most famous part of Hebrews. In introducing the concept of faith, it provides a list of several Jews who are commended for their faith, with lengthy descriptions of Abraham and Moses. It concludes with the point that the faith of these great examples only reaches completion through Jesus, as it does for all Christians as well.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Hebrews 9-11 today.