Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 1, 2007
In the Old Testament the High Priest went into the Holy of Holy’s with a rope attached to his leg and bells on his robe so that if he had sin on him and God struck him dead they could drag him out. If you knew this morning that you
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 28, 2009
"For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin." Heb 4:15
"In the past when I’ve heard that verse or read it, I’ve thought that it is a very all-encompassing statement to say that Jesus was
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 3, 2013
WHY DID JESUS NEED TO BE BAPTIZED?
So why would Jesus need to be baptized by John?
Well... Jesus' baptism by John was the beginning of Jesus' ministry
Mark 1:1 starts out: "The BEGINNING of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God" and then Mark starts telling us about Jesus' baptism by
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live; in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins; in his resurrection, a conqueror; in his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 18, 2002
God’s name was so sacred to the Jews that it was pronounced only once a year by the high priest when giving the blessing on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:27).
Michael G. Moriarty, The Perfect 10: The
Contributed by Thomas Cash on May 14, 2009
William Barclay said: "The disaster that happened to Peter could have happened to the most heroic of us. All the others ran away; Peter did not. To enter the courtyard—-the very center of the high priest’s house-—was to
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 10, 2007
One writer has said: “Secularism is a hard-nosed religion with its own absolutes and religious dogmas (i.e., gay and abortion rights doctrine), its own sacred scripture (the Charter), its own high priests (Supreme Court Justices), its own religious police (human rights commissioners). They punish
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Aug 15, 2011
THE RIGHT NAME OPENS DOORS
Mark Roberts wrote of a time when he visited the Capitol as a guest of Congressman John Campbell. As long as he was with the congressman, he could walk freely around the Capitol, entering many areas that were reserved "for authorized personnel only," reserved for
Contributed by Steven Cannon on Jan 16, 2007
Heb 5:7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
Heb 5:8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
Heb 5:9 and,
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jan 1, 2010
PRECIOUS METALS, PRECIOUS GOD
When the priest walked into the tabernacle there in the courtyard there was bronze around him, you can imagine him looking at the bronze work as he made his way. And as he walked into the holy place silver, the wooden pillars covered in silver, the hooks and curtain
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 10, 2008
6. Similarities between the death of Stephen and the death of Jesus (note: I have altered):
1. Both were tried before the high priest
2. Both were accused by false witnesses
3. Both were accused of threatening to destroy the temple
4. Both mention "the Son of Man"
5. Both charged with
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
Noah’s message from the steps going up to the Ark was not, “Something good is going to happen to you!”
Amos was not confronted by the high priest of Israel for proclaiming, “Confession is possession!”
Jeremiah was not put into the pit for preaching, “I’m O.K.; you’re O.K.!”
Daniel was not
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Reza Aslan writes in his book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”: “The Jews of Jesus’ time had conflicting views about the role and function of the messiah….Some believed the messiah would be a restorative figure who would return the Jews to their previous position of power and
Contributed by Kent Kessler on Dec 9, 2006
G. Campbell Morgan speaks of it like this, “Luke thus gives us a graphic suggestive picture of the time and conditions, as he introduces His forerunner. The king is there, degenerate. The Temple is there, desecrated. The priesthood is there, degraded. The people are there, debased. Nevertheless,
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 3, 2009
John Howard Griffin was a white man who believed he could never understand the plight of African-Americans unless he became like one. In 1959, he darkened his skin with medication, sun lamps, and stains, then traveled throughout the South. His book, Black Like Me, helped whites better understand
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Dec 4, 2008
In coming into the world He confirmed God's promises.
In coming into the world He revealed the Father to us.
In coming into the world He was able to become our faithful High Priest.
In coming into the world He was able to put away sin.
In coming into the world He destroyed the
Contributed by Michael Fritz on Nov 12, 2006
Let us suppose we are back in the old days of the high priest, who took incense into the sanctum and went behind the veil and offered it there. And let us suppose that rubber—the worst-smelling thing I can think of when it burns—had been available in those days. Let us suppose that chips of rubber
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 8, 2001
In my "Reader’s Digest - Jesus and His Times" (copy write 1987 - from which much of this information is derived), there is a picture of a "Mikvah" that has been discovered in Masada (the ancient fortress built by Herod which held off the Romans for so long after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.).
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 24, 2002
Michael Green writes, “He can give the power we need, and only he. Power for being witnesses to Jesus – is that not needed? Are not many Christians tongue-tied at the thought of speaking to anyone else about their Lord, while others find it second-nature? The difference lies in the Holy Spirit,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2002
The late Elvis Presley, a teenage rebel from Memphis, Tennessee, with his dark good looks, hipster clothes, daring sideburns, and distinctive singing style, captured the teenage American heart. Elvis could sing everything from gospel and blues to country and pop with the same raw energy and potent