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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: Our High Priest
    So also Christ did not glorify Himself
    to become High Priest,
    but it was He who said to Him:
    "You are My Son, today I have begotten You."
    Hebrews 5:5
    There were many priests in the Old Testament assigned to small groups of people. Each priest was responsible to sacrifice for those under his care. Over all the priests was the high priest, who was responsible to sacrifice for the entire nation. On the Day of Atonement, the high priest offered a sacrifice for the whole nation. Jesus is our High Priest who sacrificed for the sins of the world (1 John 2:1-2). Human priests had to sacrifice first for their sins, before they could sacrifice for the nation. But Jesus was without sin. “We have a great High Priest who . . . was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:14-15). So, Jesus, the perfect High Priest, offered the perfect sacrifice for your sins.
    Lord Jesus, I come to You for forgiveness. Thank You for the perfect sacrifice for my sins.
    Every time an Israelite sinned, he or she had to come back to sacrifice again because each sacrifice only took care of past sins. But the sacrifice of Jesus, our High Priest, is different. He doesn’t have to make continual sacrifices for us (Hebrews 9:24-25); Jesus died once “to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26). Now “He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).
    Lord Jesus, You are my High Priest who has taken away all my sins forever. Now You live in Heaven for me. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Hebrews 5:5-10
    Jesus, our High Priest, has forgiven all our sins once and for all.