The High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Our Righteous Advocate

“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1st John 2:1-2) The ascension of Christ in Question 46 of the Heidelberg Catechism prompts the...

Recommended Reading on The High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of Jesus’s High Priestly ministry and what that means for daily Christian living and ministry. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer that,...

Jesus High Priestly Ministry and Temptation

In Hebrews 2:11, the author has demonstrated that Jesus and His people belong to the same family; the implication is that Jesus has assumed our human nature. Now the author indicates that the necessity of delivering His people from their enemies—death and Satan—meant...
Jesus, Our Great Intercessor

Jesus, Our Great Intercessor

There are many wonderful works Jesus did for His people. Jesus said that He came in His incarnation “[not] to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus gave Himself for His people. He lived the life we could not live, and He...

The Unfolding of the Gospel in Hebrews

The Unfolding of the Gospel in Hebrews

The book of Hebrews unfolds the gospel in at least five ways: it shows the connection between Christ’s person and His work, shows His superiority to Old Testament persons and institutions, underscores humanity’s need for redemption, warns of apostasy, and exhorts...

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

It was a heartbreaking sight. The wild turkey had dashed onto the road, frantically scurrying its skinny legs in a sprint for its life as a line of cars came barreling head-on. As I drove on a narrow, two-lane country road, I had enough distance to slow down and let...

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Jesus has entered the heavenly sanctuary on our behalf. He has gone there as forerunner, a designation found only here in the New Testament, but which appears in a variety of athletic and military contexts of the Hellenistic world. In Hebrews, where the term is...