3. The Lord Jesus Christ


1.  Patriarch Joseph 2.  King David 3. The Lord Jesus Christ

Concerning Jesus

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Hebrews 2:17-18 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Hebrews 5:8-9 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

This is not speaking of sinless perfection, Jesus never sinned one time. To be the captain of our salvation, Jesus had to experience trials, suffering etc. these were the necessary finishing touches He needed, to be perfected in His Messiah ship. Perfect (complete) in every respect; having all the necessary qualities.

Jesus Christ as our High Priest can effectively represent us as our advocate, because He himself was tempted.

Heb 4:14-16  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

No one likes to think that God would allow us to go through trials and any sort of tests but that is just not Bible. Yes God already knows the outcome of any test that we may encounter
but the test is part of the equation.

A question.

Was baby Jesus ready to go to the cross to redeem fallen mankind and then as our High Priest make intercession for His people?

Yes He was without sin. Yes He was the Son of God. Yes He was God manifested in the flesh, but He had to be made perfect by the fire.

So you and I are going to reign with Christ?

Are we willing to take up our cross and follow Him? Are we willing to say "Father not my
will be done but thine."

How to handle trials

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials,
3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
4 But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

James 1:12 How blessed is the man who endures temptation! When he has passed the test, he will receive the victor's crown of life that God has promised to those who keep on loving him.

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray.

1Peter 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Jesus endured by looking past the trial unto the joy that was ahead. He seen you and I saved by His grace and being with Him for eternity. Hallelujah!

Father knows exactly what we can endure and promises this:

1Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Some things about the church

1Corinthians  6:2-3 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

Revelation 5:9-10 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Works for us

2Corinthians 4:17-18  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Romans 8:28-29 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.


 "Come unto Me all ye that Labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest"