September 2, 1990
The Jews relied on a high priest to offer sacrifices for their sins. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, however, many of His followers worried that no one could offer these sacrifices. Writing to a primarily Jewish audience, the author of Hebrews described Jesus as the Great High Priest who can sympathize with all people. Alistair Begg shows how Jesus’ deity and humanity allow His followers—both Jews and gentiles—to boldly approach Him and find mercy and grace.
14Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
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