Scripture Reference: Hebrews 5:1-10
Why does this matter to me?
There is a problem; sin separates us from God.
We need someone to remove the guilt of our sin and conquer what holds us captive.
We need an advocate; a mediator.
We need a Savior.
We need a High Priest.
HEARING THE PLEA (v. 1-11)
Entering Rest is Available
Failure to Enter is Possible
The Lord will only let you walk in disobedience for a season. He will either get you right, or take you out.
Responding in Faith is Essential
THE PICTURE OF A HIGH PRIEST
Had to be a man appointed by God
Had to be sympathetic toward mankind
He can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness.
“deal gently” - have compassion; curb his emotions
Making sacrifices to God
THE PERFECTION OF THE HIGH PRIEST
Appointed by God
Jesus was chosen, sent, and honored by God the Father
Jesus did not take honor on Himself
Jesus, Appointed by God, a priest forever
Sympathetic Toward Mankind
Sacrifices to God
Jesus having been proven and made perfect, offered himself up; perfectly qualified as the Perfect High Priest…appointed by God, sympathetic toward man, offered himself up, not for his need; eternally perfect in righteousness, holiness, wisdom; once for all eternity.
In His perfection as the Great High Priest…he became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation.
This is the gospel…sin separates, we need a savior, and His name is Jesus
He is appointed by God
He, able to deal gently…sympathetic towards you…He understands
He is the source of eternal salvation…come to Jesus