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Jesus- Our Qualified High Priest

February 24, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Humanity’s Only Hope

Topic: Jesus- Our Qualified High Priest

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • What was significant of the High Priestly garment from Exodus 28? (Hint: Should / Heart / Service)
  • What were the 3 qualifications to become a High Priest?
  • How serious does God take qualifications He gives us? How serious do we take His Word for our own lives?
  • How does Jesus satisfy all 3 qualifications for the office of High Priest?
  • As our Priest / King, do we walk in confidence that we are a part of God’s Kingdom / family? Do you daily live this out in Confession and Devotion to Jesus? Why is this a daily need in order to know His endless love?

 

Message outline

Title: Jesus- Our Qualified High Priestly

Series: Hebrews: Humanity’s Only Hope

Text: Key Passage-> Hebrews 5:1-10

Main Idea: In Jesus ALONE, we can know His Endless Love!

 

  1. Qualifications of the Earthly High Priest (Hebrews 5:1-4)
  • This office was one that allowed the congregation to see, hear and experience the endless love of God.
    1. Note -> Exodus 28 (Shoulders / Heart / Service)
  • While every Priest may desire this role, desire only does not bring qualification. In the heart of 1 Timothy 3:1, there are 3 things that needed to be seen:
    1. Solidarity. The ideal is a man from among men; someone who was involved in everyday life.
    2. Empathy. Ministers in Grace and is affected physically, mentally and emotionally with / as the people he serves.
    3. Selection. This role was not a career, but a Divine Appointment with significant ramification.
      • Note -> Numbers 16
  • The earthly High Priest was a role that could only be filled by a descendent of Aaron of the Tribe of Levi and was separate to the office of the King. A temporary shadow of a greater that would come!
    1. Note -> 1 Samuel 13:8-14
    2. Qualifications of the Eternal High Priest (Hebrews 5:5-10)
  • The Qualifications of Jesus to Office of High Priest:
    1. Jesus was affirmed by Divine Appointment (Psalm 2 ‘king’ / 110 ‘High Priest’)
      • Note -> John 8:48-54.
    2. (See #3)
    3. In His humanity, Jesus was faithful to the appointment of death, enduring the Wrath of God for sin on behalf of you and I- yet without sin.
      • Note -> Mark 14:32-36
  • Unlike the earthly position, which was but a shadow to the Eternal, the eternal High Priest would marry the role of High Priest and King together! (Genesis 14:17-20)

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