What Does It Mean That Christ Is The Believer’s High Priest?

2017-04-15T16:17:18+00:00 Apr 15, 2017|

Guest: Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church

For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. Hebrews 7:26-27

Jesus Christ holds three positions of authority that no other man has: He is a prophet, priest, and king.

As a prophet, He proclaimed God’s word to His own and subsequent generations. He also prophesied about what would take place in the future, much of which is still to come.

The sign that was nailed to His cross—“This is Jesus, King of the Jews”—was mockery to those who hated Him, but the reality of who He is and will be. Jesus is the “King of kings” (Rev. 19:16).

But what about Christ as High Priest? What does that actually mean and how is it relevant for Christ-followers today?

The book of Hebrews contains much about Christ as the ultimate and eternal High Priest. This Redemption Weekend on The Christian Worldview, author and pastor Greg Gilbert will join us to help us better understand what it means that Christ is the believer’s High Priest.