We have such a great high priest! Part 3

Heb 2:17-18; 4:14-16; Mat 11:28-30; Isa 52:13-53:4; Luk 4:28-30; 22:31-24,39-46; 23:33-41

HSCH-65-130926 - length: 61:33 - taught on Sep, 26 2013

Class Outline:

John Farley
September 26, 2013

We have such a great High Priest!!! Part 3.


The message, outline and argument of the book of Hebrews.

There is not an infirmity, a need, a weakness, a temptation, a sorrow, an ache, an anxiety, but it draws out sympathy and help from Christ.

Distressed about your country

In physical pain

Struggling with being single

Worried about losing your home

Something about your body or physical appearance bothers you


The sting of rejection

A loved one under attack

The difficulty of doing God’s will

Mocked, abused, insulted

Death of a loved one

Your own impending death


Feel forsaken by God

Stripped of your dignity

You are in real trouble tonight, and you think there is no one around to help you.

The entire list comes from examining the life of Jesus, and seeing what He experienced during His time on planet earth.

We have such a great High Priest in God’s Son!

He is the perfect sacrifice for all our sins.

He intercedes for us day and night at God’s right hand.

He provides us complete access to God.

Jesus can sympathize with us and supply the help we need in the time of trial.

We have a great high priest, Jesus the Son of God, who can sympathize with our weaknesses since He has been tempted in all things as we are.

Draw near to Him! You will always receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Mercy - because there is something in your past that haunts you.

Grace - because there may be something today or tomorrow that you can’t face without His help.

There are probably many of us who are distressed about the condition of our country these days.

Some of us are in physical pain.

Jesus learned things from going through physical pain that make Him a merciful High Priest now for you when you are in pain.

Some in our Royal Family have expressed to me how difficult it is to be single.

Some among us are worried about losing your home.

Perhaps there is something about your body or physical appearance that is a source of anxiety, or of shame.

Some of us are struggling with depression or anxiety.

Some of our members are dealing with the sting of rejection - by family, by former friends, by colleagues at work.

JOH 7:5
For not even His brothers were believing in Him.

JOH 6:66
As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.

A loved one or a friend is going through a time of testing or seems to be under attack by the the kingdom of darkness.

Perhaps you are burdened and discouraged by the difficulty of doing God’s will.