Friday, March 20, 2015

Jesus Our Great High Priest

An outline from Liam Goligher's sermon on Hebrews 4:14-16:

(1)   We have a superior High Priest
(a)    He is great (v14) – better than all the Old Testament priest and High Priests
(b)   He has passed through the heavens (v14) – permanently into heaven, not merely once a year into the Most Holy Place of the temple
(c)    We have a human high priest (v14)
(2)   We have a sympathetic high priest (v15)
(a)   His ability to sympathise comes from his humanity
(b)   His ability to sympathise comes from his experience – he suffered being tempted
(c)    He is able to sympathise with us because of his victory – his sinlessness, his continued endurance of temptation
(3)   We have a sufficient High Priest
He gives us confidence to come boldly to the throne of grace to find help in our time of need (v16)

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