The great news that…Jesus is our great high priest!



Jesus fulfilled or completed the Old Testament system of mediation. Jesus became our great high priest! Does this sound strange or lacking in relevance? It is actually an amazing and important truth, practical to your everyday Christian life.

Watch this 30 minute video. See the Old Testament robes of the high priest placed on a model, and learn how this relates to Jesus…and you.

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.” Hebrews 4:14

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Confusion about humility and grace…I am stupid and worthless?


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Recently someone shared that their husband did a teaching with the youth at church on humility, and at the end a youth said: “So we’re supposed to think we’re stupid and boring??” – What I know of this couple, and the husband, I’d describe them as clear communicators so I doubt that this was failure on his part on the teaching side.

I’ve observed a similar response with grace, the undeserved favor of God. To me, this is such good, reassuring, and comforting news! But what is somehow heard with the idea of grace/undeserved favor is: I am worthless, no good qualities, devoid of value.


I believe, as the 20th century progressed, a huge paradigm shift took place, and now in the 21st century we live in “new” times. As our culture moved into post-Christianity, and as related things things like positive thinking and the various hyphenated self words took hold (self-esteem, self-fulfillment) – basic Christian ideas such as humility and grace are not understood or misunderstood or seen as negative traits. It is like we have moved full circle since ancient Roman times.

I don’t have time for a lengthy post today, but for now…we as believers need to consider how we present concepts such as humility and grace. These things are essential to Christianity! We must proclaim such things, as one can’t pass from spiritual death to life unless you humbly realize your need of a savior, and a self-focus is at odds with Christianity. But somehow we need more circumspection so people don’t think this means self-hatred or self-deprecation.

Back when C.S. Lewis wrote The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape said a way to tempt or lead humans astray was to confuse them about what true humility is: Make them think it is having a low opinion of yourself, rather than self-forgetfulness. Perhaps all these years later, this has become the primary means Satan is using to keep people away from Christianity. That’s all for now. Your input welcome.

Book review of The Screwtape Letters.