Forgiven and Free

Even though I know I’m forgiven, sometimes I don’t feel forgiven.  Satan loves to bring up the past and try to get us to wallow in shame, condemnation, and self-judgment. Old mindsets try to creep back in and we find ourselves vulnerable to temptations we thought we had overcome. Sin lurks at the door – as either a temptation or as a heavy shadow from the past.  But Jesus has conquered sin! Not only has He redeemed you from the shame of sin; He has freed you from the grip of sin. I… Read More

Someone is Praying for You

Jesus is praying for you right now. There’s nothing you are facing that is outside of his knowledge and compassion. I am praying for them… for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. (‭John‬ ‭17‬:‭9‬ ESV) Jesus came to earth as a Man, and was uniquely qualified to serve as our Prophet, Priest, and King. A prophet stands before people and speaks to them on behalf of God. A priest stands before God and talks to Him on behalf of the people. As our King Jesus exercises supreme sovereignty… Read More

Why the Role of a High Priest Still Matters

so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭9‬:‭28‬ ESV) As my High Priest, Jesus is both the Mediator and the Sacrifice. As the God-Man Jesus is the perfection of divinity wrapped in the flesh and blood of humanity. He was tempted to sin, but never did. Jesus sympathizes with me because He understands me. In the same way that Old Testament high priests – although themselves… Read More