As we have embarked upon our in-depth study of the book of Hebrews, we have learned much about Jesus Christ. We have discovered His superiority over all the greatest heroes and events of the Old Testament. There is no one more important or greater than Jesus in all the Bible. Not Moses, not the angels, not Aaron the first high priest, not the prophets, no one is greater than Jesus Christ. He is superior to all. And today we will examine how Jesus Christ is not only our great eternal high priest, but He is also our lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world. His sacrifice is final and complete. His sacrifice is sufficient to bring forgiveness to all who will come to Him by faith.
The Apostle Paul put it this way –
Romans 8:1–4 (NKJV) 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Today’s text …
Hebrews 10:1–10 (NKJV) 1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. 5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come— In the volume of the book it is written of Me— To do Your will, O God.’ ” 8 Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), 9then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
I urge you to trust in Jesus Christ and only Jesus as your great high priest and mediator and as your all-sufficient sacrifice for all your sins.