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Watson on the Office of Christ - by Michael Phillips
The Office of Christ - Part 2 of 3
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Hebrews 3:1
May 01, 2002 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's help, we'll move on in our study of Thomas Watson on the Offices of Christ. To save us from our sins, Jesus Christ took up three offices: Prophet, Priest, and King. Last week, we looked at Him as a prophet-and more than a prophet, as "The Prophet who is to come into the world". In this role, He reveals the character and will of God as no other man has-or can. He not only completes the Word of God to man, but He also enables us to understand, believe, and obey that Word. That's the Prophetic Office. Now we move on His saving work as Our High Priest. WHAT IS A PRIEST? Before we get to Watson on the topic, let's be sure we know what a priest is and how his work differs from a prophet. Both prophet and priest bring sinners and God together, but they do it from opposite ends. The prophet brings God to man, i.e., he carries a Word from God to sinners. The priest, on the other hand, brings man to God, that is, he qualifies sinners to approach God. WHAT DOES A PRIEST DO? How does a priest make sinners acceptable to God? Watson says he does in two ways: "What are the parts of Christ's priestly office? Christ's priestly office has two parts-His Satisfaction and ... More >>>

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