Consider Jesus Christ

 

Heb. 3:1-6

Introduction:

A. To consider Jesus is considered out-dated and irrelevant to many.

B. To consider Jesus is to consider God greatest gift to the world..

1. Given out of His love for sinners (Rom. 5:8).

2. Given to atone for our sins (1 Pet. 3:24).

C. Our text gives us three worthy reasons for considering Jesus Christ.

Discussion:

I. Consider His Office – “Apostle and High Priest” (v. 1).

A. After the “order of Melchisedek” (Heb. 7:17).

1. Greater than the order of Aaron (Heb. 7:4-7).

2. Both king and priest (Heb. 7:2).

3. Made change of law necessary (Heb. 7:11-13).

B. Suited to man’s weakness (Heb. 4:14-16).

1. Benefits those who “hold fast our profession”

2. Benefits those who “come boldly unto the throne of grace”

II. Consider His Faithfulness (v. 2).

A. He was faithful to His Father in everything (John 17:4; Heb. 5:8).

B. Those who consider Him should remain faithful (Heb. 2:1-3; 3:6, 12-14).

C. Faithfulness is requires in stewards of God (1 Cor. 4:2).

1. In the smallest things (Luke 16:10).

2. In all things (Matt. 23:23; Jas. 2:10).

3. Unto death (Rev. 2:10).

III. Consider His Rank (vv. 2-6).

A. Ranks higher than Moses (vv. 3, 5, 6).

B. Jesus is over rather just in God’s house (v. 6; 10:21).

1. God’s house is His church (1 Tim. 3:15).

2. Jesus the head over the church (Eph. 1:22, 23).

3. Jesus is not over many houses – just one.

4. If saved out of His house, saved with his sonship and priesthood.

Conclusion:

A. Consider what Jesus said about salvation (John 8:24; Luke 13:3; Mark 16:16).

B. Consider what Jesus said about worship (John 4:24).