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Christ's death is the perfect sacrifice for humanity's sins against God. This perfect sacrifice cleanses those who place their faith in Christ so that we can live without guilt. In Christ sinful individuals are totally accepted and forgiven.
In this passage Jesus is presented as the superior high priest. The other priests were only poor substitutes because of their weaknesses and failures and their sacrifices were insufficient. Jesus stands before God as our eternal high priest making a full and complete and perpetual intercession before God on the behalf of Christians.
So, here’s the deal. Jesus taught the Old Testament Law because HE Himself was born under the law. He had to keep the law perfectly in order to fulfill it perfectly. Even as Jesus was teaching about the law, He was constantly pointing to the approaching New Covenant.
In God’s Kingdom, generosity is not measured by the amount we give rather, it is measured by the depth of the sacrifice that was necessary to give what we could give.
The key to holding fast and drawing near when we are tempted to give up and draw back is to possess a clear understanding of Jesus as our great high priest. In Hebrews 4:14-16, the author gives us a clear picture of Jesus and His high priesthood. Specifically, he gives us three reasons why Jesus is our great high priest who is able to help us hold fast to our confession and to draw near to Him with confidence. We will come to see how these three reasons offer hope and help for us in our present difficulties, which fight against our perseverance and kill our confidence in the Son of God.
Our identity is what we show what we are toward the world. Our identity is being "Christ Followers". How are we distinguished as this? By the two ordinances Jesus Christ gave us. Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The Lord's Supper, administered according to the Gospel, transforms lives.
In 6:11-18, Paul concludes with one final gospel appeal. In his appeal, he reiterates 5 main themes that he wishes to impress on the minds of the Galatians so that the gospel remains central and sufficient in their lives and churches. In v. 18, Paul reiterates the priority of grace for the Christian faith and life.
In 6:11-18, Paul concludes with one final gospel appeal. In his appeal, he reiterates 5 main themes that he wishes to impress on the minds of the Galatians so that the gospel remains central and sufficient in their lives and churches. In v. 16, which we will study today, Paul reiterates the blessings of the gospel for the people of God.