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A Superior High Priest
The Elevation of Jesus Christ
If you have been with us the last five weeks we are traveling through the book of Hebrews and exploring the superiority of Christ. We have found that He is...
• Better than the angels
• Better than Moses
• Better than Joshua
...all of whom have held tremendous authority in leading God's people throughout the centuries. All of whom were highly respected among the Hebrew people at the time that the book of Hebrews was written.
At the end of each argument we have found that the author gives us a chance to respond. In fact, during the last two weeks we have uncovered the comparison between the children of Israel and the Christian believer in chapters 3 and 4.
We learned that just like the children of Israel, we must make a decision to enter into what God has planned for our lives and take hold of the land of promise that is set before us.
Today we are going to turn our focus back onto Jesus Christ's superiority and look at how the author took us full circle until we again come back to the superiority of Jesus Christ as the Superior High Priest for us. Naturally, we are going to discover that Jesus Christ, in the position of High Priest is...
Better than Aaron, God's appointed High Priest of the Old Testament.
Turn in your Bibles with me to the book of Hebrews and lets back up for a moment and recapture the authors statements in the chapter 2 verse 17 through chapter 2 verse 1.
Hebrews 2:17-3:1 (NASB95)
17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. 1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest ...
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