The final sermon in this series looks at our Jesus, our Great High Priest, who offered up himself as the sacrifice for our sin. The result is that he provides us with pardon for sin and comfort in suffering.
In the third installment of this series, we’ll see how the Incarnation was necessary so that God could deliver us from the devil and adopt us as his children. Our great enemy has been defeated and death, his greatest weapon, has been turned on its end.
Suffering is not something typically associated with Christmas. In part two of this series, however, we’ll see how the birth of Jesus is necessarily tied to his suffering–and ours.
Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth. The day God became man. The Son of God took on human flesh with all its weaknesses and endured a human life without ever becoming anything less than fully God. He remained “the radiance of the glory of God” while becoming “flesh and blood” like his brothers. It is the most glorious mystery of the Christian faith. In this series we’ll explore what Hebrews has to say about both what the Incarnation means and why it was necessary.