Jesus Our High Priest
What is a priest? An intercessor, a mediator. We, as Christians have one and only one priest- I Tim. 2:5
In lesser sense we, as Christians, are priests – I Peter 2:9.
But there is no special class of Christians or Christian leaders who can be called priests Biblically-elders, bishops, shepherds, fine.
What kind of Priest is Christ?
- He is a pioneer priest Heb. 4:14, 6:19, 20-insuring safe passage. We aren’t in charge of that.
- He is a sympathetic priest – Heb. 4:15. He was tempted. We don’t need more sympathy than He gives. The virgin.
- He is a sinless priest-Heb 4:15. He deals with our problems not his own-Heb. 5:3
- He is an eternal priest – Heb 6:20, 7:15,16-Melchizedek
- What is the application
We should hold firmly to the faith we profess – Heb. 4:14
How? What are the means?
1. Approach throne with confidence
2. Receive mercy
3. Find grace