What’s in a name? A name is more than just something by which we are called; in a sense, it is our reputation. Did you know there are a multitude of names for God? Each name unique and powerful; the list is endless.
Join us on this exciting adventure through Scripture, where we will learn some amazing verses, talk about how those verses should affect our lives, and discuss some practical ways to make these names “real”.
“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” – Hebrews 4:14
Whenever we hear the word ‘priest’, we tend to think of ‘high church’; don’t we? A man dressed in formal robes, probably wearing some form of head covering, ready to hand out sermons and offer pardon for our sins. Here in Hebrews, we are reminded that Christ is our High Priest; He is the only man who can save us from our sin and concede for us before God the Father.
The word “priest” has many different meanings. It means one who mediates in religious services. It also means one who is holy or set apart to perform those services. The priests were responsible for making intercession to God for the people by offering the many sacrifices that the law required. Among the priests, one was selected as the High Priest, and he entered into the Most Holy Place once a year on the Day of Atonement to place the blood of the sacrifice on the Ark of the Covenant. Unlike the Levitical priests, who had to continually offer sacrifices, Jesus only had to offer His sacrifice once, gaining eternal redemption for all who come to God through Him.
Our family is neither Catholic or Jewish. The idea of what a High Priest’s role is in the church can be a little hard to understand. If your family is like mine, HERE is an excellent handout which might help out. To study what traditional Jewish high priests used to wear, THIS helpful activity might be just what you’re looking for.
While we often associate Christmas with just Jesus’ birth and the presents that we receive during this time of year, let us not forget that Christmas means so much more. Through Jesus’ birth, the best gift ever was given to mankind… eternal life.
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