Christ, Our Priest. One Lord, many roles. “ Right hand of Majesty ” – King. “ Spoken to us ” – Prophet. “ Purged our sins ” – Priest. Priest : one who can offer sacrifices that God will accept. Hb.1:1-3 Hb.2:17, merciful, faithful High Priest. I. Christ, Our Priest.
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“Right hand of Majesty” – King
“Spoken to us” – Prophet
“Purged our sins” – Priest
Priest: one who can offer sacrifices that God will accept
Hb.2:17, merciful, faithful High Priest
Sin separates from God, Gn.3; Is.59
Man needs a way back
OT sacrifices could restore God’s favor
♦Animal blood: provisionalforgiveness, not actual
OT priesthood points to Christ
*Gn.4, first recorded blood sacrifice. Hb.11:4
*Lv.1:10, male w/o blemish, kill (11)
*Is.53:7, sacrificial Lamb
Not unclean, Lv.21:9…
Only one, Hb.9:7-14
Lives, Hb.7:24, 28
Priest on throne
If perfection came by Levitical priesthood, why need another priest afterMelchizedek?
*Great High Priest (Hb.4:14) over house of God (10:21)
1. Tempted, w/o sin, Hb.4:15
2. Mercy, Hb.4:15-16
3. Advocate, 1 Jn.2:1-2
*Mercy when we need it most
*Intercession: petitioning God (praying) on behalf of another
Satan prays (asks) for Peter
Peter casts deciding vote (Lk.23:34)
Jesus inter-cedes (asks) for Peter
*One who appears in another’s behalf, mediator, intercessor, helper (Hb.7:25; 9:24)
8:2 – minister . . . truetabernacle
2Hb.9:11, good things ‘that have come’
3Hb.9:14, blood that purges…
●Not rest, 10:12 . . .
II. Christ Sacrifices Himself
He gave Jesus as propitiationto satisfy justice.
Ro.3:25; Jn.1:29; 3:16; Hb.2:10
Christ’s death: propitiatory sacrifice
First effect: satisfies holiness/wrath
Sacrifice not necessary because God is disinclined to love sinners
II. ChristSacrifices Himself
III. Is Christ Your Priest?
Jesus died, was raised,nowadvocates /intercedes
Rv.1:5-6 1 Pt.2:9
1. Jesus, King: all powerful to save
2. Jesus, Priest: sacrificed to save