God wants his people to have access to him.

The High Priest in the Old Testament

•       Exodus 29:1-9 -Aaron and his family are set by God to act as priest.  This is an important position.  There was a special ceremony to set them apart, special garments for them to wear, special activities, and special regulations. Exodus 29:1-9, 29:29-30, Lev. 16:1-34, 21:10-15, Numbers 20:23-29 God himself ordained Aaron’s successor.  The high priest continued for generations.

•       Luke 3:1-2 – This is the time of Annas and Caiphas as high priests in Jesus age.   The representatives of the very high priesthood originally ordained by God, condemned Jesus. Matt. 26:57-58, John 11:47-53, 15:12-14, 19, 24, 28

•       Acts 4:5-6 -There was a high priest family. 

Jesus Christ as Our High Priest

•       Hebrews 1:1-4 -Glory of Jesus

•       Hebrews 2:14-3:6 -Jesus became human

•      Hebrews 4:14-5:10 -Sympathy of Jesus.  Jesus physical lineage was not from Aaron.  He was from Judah, the Kings.

•       Heb. 6:19-8:6 –He was from the order of Melchizedek.  (Genesis 14:17-24)  Jesus is forever.

•       Heb. 9:11-14 -Christ’s blood in heaven.  Christ was the perfect sacrifice.  Heb. 9:23-26

•       Heb. 10:11-14- Christ is at the right hand of God

•       Heb. 10:19 -Our confidence because of Christ. God has given his son so we can have access.

—Robert Lee, 8-19-07, p.m.

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