The Power of Jesus’ Names
Session 3 -Priest and Lamb
Hebrews is one of the more difficult books of the Bible to comprehend. Most people consider it the second most difficult New Testament book to understand after Revelation. One of the reasons Hebrews can be so confusing is that the book was written with an assumption. That Assumption is that its readers had a solid understanding of the Old Testament.
If I were to summarize the main point and message of the book of Hebrews for you, I would do it in three words: Never give up. That’s the bottom line of all the peculiar elements of this book.
Never give up.
Even though we are Christians, go to church, say our prayers, and seek the Lord, there are times when each of us (if we’re honest) feel tempted to give up. There are times when we are merely holding on by a thread and feeling as if one small thing could tip us over.
But the author of the book of Hebrews seeks to explain why you don’t have to give up or give in. And it all hinges on one name of Jesus: Great High Priest.
The good news of the gospel is that when faith alone is placed in Christ alone as the Lamb of God, there is deliverance from sin.
Your Great High Priest refreshes you after you come out of one battle and equips you for the battle you’re getting ready to face. We’re always coming out of one and going into another.
Because our Great High Priest became a man (in the person of Jesus Christ), he can feel what we feel, hurt where we hurt, and understand what we are going through. How does this truth inform your response to challenges in your own life? How does this truth inform your response to others who may be facing challenges?