Immanuel: God With Us - Jesus as Prophet, Priest, and King
Matthew 13:57; Hebrews 9:11-12, 15; Luke 23:1-3
57And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.”
11But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 12He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
15For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
1Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. 2And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.” 3So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied.
Three Offices of Christ:
Lord Jesus, we continue the celebration this morning of your coming into our world. We’re grateful for Your life, the life You have brought to us and to others. Help us to listen when we hear or read what You said. Help us to be wise and come to You without hesitation allowing you to intercede for us and others. And give us a servant’s heart, one that follows after You, doing whatever You say and going wherever You want us to go. Thank you for being my Lord and my Savior. In Your name, Amen.
In January, the “I Ams” of Jesus - Next Sunday, “I Am the Light of the World”
Randy Reese is Directing Pastor of Calvary UMC