We have such a great high priest! Part 3
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.
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.