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The Personal Grace of Christ (3 of 3)
Series: Trinity: Communion with God
Personal Grace of Christ
Purchased Grace of Christ
Jesus identifies with us physically
Jesus identifies with us mentally
Jesus identifies with us relationally
Jesus identifies with us in temptation
12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For 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. 16 Let 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.
This is God’s Word…
So this text, this Hebrews 4 text has really meant a lot to me through the years. First of all it affirmation of the power of God’s word. That the Bible really is alive, and this is why actually what we are doing here is so important to come underneath the teaching of God’s word to hear from God. And we come expectant that we will be changed that we will be convicted that we will become more like Christ. Conviction and change is a good thing, we want to be changed, we want to please God, we want to become more like Christ… That is where the gold of life is…
But even more encouraging in this passage is just one thought that I want us to meditate on today, and that is, that our high priest, our savior Jesus, is totally able to sympathize with us, he in every respect became like us and in every respect he was tempted just as we are… Just without sin…
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