Five Minute Bible Study: Jesus as Priest and Sacrifice
by Pastor Kent
This video study focuses on how Jesus both fulfills and transcends the Old Testament office of Priest. Although Jesus did not have not the required priestly tribal heritage, like other priests Jesus was fully human. He thus identified with us in our need, and secondly Jesus offered a sacrifice to atone for our sin. However, unlike other priests Jesus was without sin and thus had no need to offer sacrifice both for his own sin and for others as well. And secondly, unlike other priests who offered sacrifices to atone for sin on an ongoing basis, Jesus offered himself "once for all" as the single sacrifice for sin. In the process he became both priest and sacrifice.