The weather outside feels so much better than Tuesday. We are looking forward to a long weekend with Monday being a holiday. Enjoy yourself. RELEASE everything that is hindering you from being free. Too much "junk in the trunk" hinders the journey!
Who do you think of when you read this title: "Someone's On My Side"?
Is it your parent(s), a spouse, a sibling, a co-worker, a friend, or a church member? People often have someone who makes special efforts on their behalf. What qualifies and motivates a person to make that special effort? The writer of Hebrews informs us that God appointed Jesus, the High Priest, as an intercessor on behalf of His people. Our lesson for Sunday, January 18, 2015 is coming from Hebrews 4:14-5:10.
Since nothing can be hidden from God, He sees all we do and knows all we think. Even when we are unaware of His presence, even when we try to hide from him, He knows. We can have no secrets from Him. He knows about everyone and everywhere. Everything about us is bare; naked; open to God’s all-seeing eyes, to whom we must explain all we have done.
We have a great High Priest, Jesus the Son of God. He sympathizes with our weaknesses, because He was tempted (though without sin). We can approach God’s throne boldly, obtain mercy, and find grace in time of need (4:14-16).
The High Priest from among men is ordained for men, appointed to speak the things pertaining to God. He offers both gifts and sacrifices for the people’s sins. He is to show compassion on the ignorant, as he too must offer sacrifices for his own sins. He cannot give himself this office. He is called by God in the same way God chose Aaron (5:1-4).
Jesus Christ glorified not Himself. He did not elect himself to this office even though He was God’s Son, for God made Him High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. Jesus in the flesh offered up strong prayers as He cried in the Garden of Gethsemane. His experience of suffering in the flesh is where He learned obedience. Thus proving His perfection; His completion, He became our eternal salvation for all that obey. God had chosen Jesus to be an High Priest with same rank as Melchizedek (5:5-10).
This is my card for this lesson: (Click on photo for larger view).
A card I made to add to my stack:
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