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Sympathetic High Priest - by Michael Phillips
The Passion of Jesus Christ - Part 28 of 51
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Hebrews 4:15-16
Mar 30, 2005 pm - Tonight, with God's blessing, we'll move on in out study of John Piper's book, The Passion of Jesus Christ. Divided into fifty short chapters, it seeks to explain why our Lord went to the cross and why His Father sent Him there. The last two or three chapters have presented our Lord as the fulfillment of the sacrificial system. What the tabernacle, priesthood, and sacrifices pointed to, He is. The tabernacle was a tent, designed by God, and built under the supervision of Moses. In one way, that's all it was, a tent (albeit a luxurious one). But, in another way, it was far more than that. The tent was the tabernacle of meeting. More than 100 times, it is given that name in the Law, for there-as in no other place-the Great Meeting occurred. Between God and His People. If the tabernacle was God's temporary dwelling place, our Lord Jesus Christ is the place He dwells forever, and the only place we can meet God--and live. The sacrifices were innocent animals that died in the place of guilty men. Their deaths secured real blessings for Israel, but they did not remit the sins of the people or give them a place in heaven Hebrews 10:4 says, It is not possible that the blood of bulls and ... More >>>

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