Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
12/22/2013, by John Kincaid
Lesson 93: Our Priest Is Our Propitiation
In His mercy, Christ has given us even more reason to trust that He will deliver us. Think of His kindness as our High Priest, as He intercedes for us before the Father.
Heb.2:17-18 [Jesus] had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Propitiation is the act of Christ, to die for us because God loves us. Christ completely satisfied God the Father's requirement for judgment on sin. The blood of Christ atoned for our sins and appeased God’s wrath.
1 John 2:2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 4:10, 16 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins… we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.