What does the Bible say about our access to God? Can we approach Him directly, any time we want? The Scriptures explain what we sense already in our hearts: that we are alienated from the One Who made us. Alistair Begg discusses Jesus’ priestly role in mediating between us and a holy God by offering Himself as a sacrifice for sin. Because we have such a great High Priest, we can tell others the good news that in Jesus the deepest needs of the human heart are met.
Who is Jesus? Can ordinary people understand His identity, or do you need a seminary education? In Jesus 101, Alistair Begg emphasizes that the search for the real Jesus must always lead us to the Scriptures. Only in the Bible do we meet the Man Who is God, the living Word Who is Prophet, Priest, and King; only there do we learn of the Lamb sacrificed to bring salvation to a lost and dying world, the majestic Ruler of a kingdom that will last for all eternity. When we have a solid biblical grasp of who the Savior is, and of what He accomplished on our behalf in His life and atoning death, our hearts are filled with awe and adoration at the mention of His name, “Jesus.”