Presentation on theme: "Jesus our Great High Priest and the throne of grace."— Presentation transcript:
Jesus our Great High Priest and the throne of grace
Hebrew 4:14 "Having then a great high priest, who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession."
Hebrew 4:15 "For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as `we are, yet' without sin."
Hebrew 4:16 "Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help `us' in time of need."
How does Christ execute the office of a priest? Christ executes the office of a priest in his once suffering up of Himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice and reconcile us to God, and in making continual intercession to us
What does Christ do for us in His intercession? Christ in His intercession does pray to and plead with God, as our advocate, that through the merit of his death we might actually be reconciled, ourselves accepted, our sins pardoned, our prayers answered, and at last our souls saved.
Sermon Points 1. Christ is our Great High Priest. He has ascended to heaven and is ever interceding for us 2. Since Christ was fully human( yet sinless) and fully God is able to sympathise with our weaknesses.
3. Our prayes before the throne of God should be: a.One of L…………… R…………. b.One of C………….. S…………. c.One of U………….. C………… d.One of G………….. E…………
4. Christ’s throne is one of grace. This means: a.Christ p…………. our prayers with His p…….. b.Christ will s………… all our wants
Romans 8:34 “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ Jesus that died, yea rather, that was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."
Isaiah 53:12 "Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."
1 John 2:1 "My little children, these things write I unto you that ye may not sin. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:"
Hebrews 7:25 "Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."
John 1:16 - 17 For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
George Whitefield : “However lowly you may esteem your own souls I know the Lord has set an unspeakable value on them. He found you worthy of His most precious blood.”
Charles Spurgeon : “ If prayers should always be regarded by us as an entrance into the courts of royalty of Heaven; if we are to behave ourselves as courtiers in the presence of an illustrious majesty when we are not at loss to know the right spirit in which to pray. If in prayer we come to a throne, it is clear that our spirit should be one of lowly reverence.”
Charles Spurgeon : “Our Lord Jesus Christ, takes care to alter, and amend every prayer before He presents it, and He makes the prayer perfect with His perfection, and prevalent with His own merits. God looks upon the prayer as presented through Christ: and forgives all its own inherent faultiness.”