26/01/2022 Wednesday
Review of God the Son’s Mission
When did God the Father plan Christ’s mission?
In eternity past
What do we know about Christ’s early earthly life?
Joseph/Mary, born 5 BC, Egypt, Nazareth carpenter, began ministry age 30 for 3 years
What verse says Christ gave himself a ransom for all?
1 Timothy 2:6
Give evidence of Christ’s resurrection
Many eyewitnesses
How long was Christ on earth after His resurrection?
40 days
His Ministry
Christ is our High Priest
▰ He is presently our high priest in heaven. He paid our sin debt. He stands between us and God. He is merciful and faithful.
▻ Hebrews 8:1
▰ He is seated at the right hand of the Father, a place of power and authority.
▻ 1 Peter 3:22
▰ Having lived as a man, Jesus understands all of our temptations and trials. He endured the full strength of the devil’s temptations.
▻ Hebrews 4:14-15
Christ is our Intercessor
▰ He speaks to the Father for us.
▻ Romans 8:34, Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh
intercession for us.
▰ He continually prays for us.
▻ Hebrews 7:25, Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
The Prayer List of Jesus for Me Elmer Towns
▰ The giving of the Comforter – Joh 14:16
▰ The security of the believer – Joh 17:11
▰ The unity of believers – Joh 17:11, Joh 17:21
▰ That we might have the joy of the Lord – Joh 17:13
▰ Protection from evil – Joh 17:15
▰ The sanctification of the believer – Joh 17:17
▰ Success in evangelism – Joh 17:21
▰ Maturity (perfection) – Joh 17:23
▰ Fellowship with Christ in heaven – Joh 17:24
Christ is our Advocate
▰ The devil is the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10). As our advocate, Jesus pleads our cause before the Father when we confess our sins.
He defends us. It was used in a court of justice to denote a legal assistant, counsel for the defence, an advocate; then, generally, one who pleads
another’s cause, an intercessor.
▻ 1 John 2:1
▰ The same Greek word is translated “Comforter” in the book of John.
▻ John 14:16 (See also John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7)
Christ is our Expected Redeemer
▰ Christ spiritually redeems a sinner the moment he repentantly trusts Christ, but one day he will physically redeem believers when he comes to take
them to heaven.
▻ Ephesians 1:14, Ephesians 4:30
▰ Christ’s return will not be to pay for sin again, but to save us from this world.
▻ Hebrews 9:28
Christ is our Blessed Hope
▰ Jesus promised to come again and take believers to heaven.
▻ John 14:3
▰ An angel promised the disciples that Jesus would come again.
▻ Acts 1:11
▰ Resurrection day and seeing Christ is our blessed hope.
▻ Titus 2:13
▰ Christ will resurrect dead Christians, change them and reunite them with their spirits, rapture and change living Christians.
▻ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
Review of God the Son’s Ministry
Where is Christ as our High Priest?
At the right hand of the Father
As our intercessor, what does Christ do for us?
He continually prays for us
What book and chapter is Christ’s prayer list for believers?
John 17
Christ is our advocate or lawyer. What is the other translation of this word?
Christ is our advocate or lawyer. What is the other translation of this word?
How is Christ our expected redeemer?
He will physically redeem us
What book and chapter mentions our blessed redeemer?
Titus 2:13
Let’s Get Practical
▰ What are some ways you are benefited by Christ being your High Priest in heaven?
▰ Because Christ is praying for your sanctification, what does that tell you?
▰ How should you live if Christ’s return is truly your blessed hope?