Old Testament High Priest and Jesus Christ

High Priest

Jesus Christ

Earthly Ministry (Heb. 5:1; 8:5) Heavenly Ministry (Heb. 4:14, 6:19; 8:1, 2; 9:11, 24)
A Sinner (Heb. 5:3) Without Sin (Heb. 4:15)

 

High Priest came from Aaron’s line (Heb. 5:4, 7:11) Jesus came in the order of Melchizedek (Heb. 5:6, 10; 7:3)
Became a priest because of his ancestry (Heb.
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Every Drop of Blood

Every drop of blood
The Saviour shed
Was for you my dear–
None else to him counted more dear.

He was lifted high
For all the world to see;
That One Sacrifice
For all our sins would bleed.

It cost him much
To gain the pardon
That would set us free
From death’s grip for … Read the rest

The Compelling Hope of Christmas!

Hope of a better tomorrow;
a brand new beginning in life today;
and a clean break from the failures of the past
is what Christmas is all about.

Its message is life-changing.
This message came to us not as a printed text or spoken word difficult to understand; instead it came as a child born … Read the rest

The Lovely Gift of Christmas!

Children love gifts. They look forward to receive gifts during this time of the year. In fact, it is this sense of expectation that makes Christmas special.

It is said that there was such a sense of expectation in the air during the time of the birth of Jesus. His coming meant God came down … Read the rest

Jesus of Nazareth Our Burden-Bearer

A burden becomes too heavy to carry at times.

It is at those moments that you long for someone who has passed through such trouble to come and be with you. Perhaps speak an encouraging word. For only those who have experienced what you are going through can offer any help.

It is at this … Read the rest

The Meaning of God with Us

When Jesus was born he was called Immanuel meaning God with us. Can God be so ordinary? Can God be human? Incredible!

Yet God chose to humble himself to be a servant of men. This is one meaning of God with us. God stood with us in our brokenness. Well, some of you might think … Read the rest

I Believe in the Resurrection

There is only one person in all human history who said I have authority to lay down my life and to take it up again.*

There is only one person in all human history who said I am the good shepherd and the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.*

And there is … Read the rest

The Meaning of Death

Death is a reality none of us can escape. The coronavirus disease COVID–19 has shown that man is at the mercy of a small microbe.

The global reach and economic impact the pandemic has caused is huge. In spite of all our technological advances COVID–19 reminds us of death creeping in as an uninvited guest.… Read the rest

Can I Earn My Forgiveness?

So many people suffer from guilt. It need not be a great crime like murder that troubles, but it can be the little wrongs they have done.

Their past haunts them.
They suffer silently as their minds torture them.
They feel someone accusing them all the time.
Unable to open up to anyone they carry … Read the rest

Pleading the Blood

[The following paraphrase is taken from Bob Lamb’s Book The Overcoming Blood]

The phrase “pleading the blood” is not in the Bible. But to understand the concept let us use the phrase “appeal earnestly.” Let us take a look at that Passover night when 2.5 million Israelites walked out of 430 years of slavery in … Read the rest

You Are Sanctified through the Blood of Jesus

Many believers are satisfied with the initial experience of forgiveness which is called “born again” (John 3:3) experience. It is like laying the foundation of a building and then forgetting all about constructing the house.

Sanctification refers to the moment by moment cleansing we all need through the blood of Jesus. Imagine you taking a … Read the rest

You Are Redeemed by the Blood of Jesus

This is a term that can be understood in the context of a slave-market. The word Redemption means “especially of purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom (W. E. Vine, An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words).” Now God did not need to pay Satan anything to set us free. Instead it was … Read the rest