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.…
I. THE NECESSITY THERE IS FOR A MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN.
1. This is clear, if we consider the circumstances in which our first parents placed themselves.
2. It is implied in the Divine institution of sacrifices and of the order of priesthood.
3. It is expressly taught in Holy Scripture.
4. It is confirmed by the almost universal practice of heathen nations.
II. THE SUFFICIENCY OF JESUS CHRIST TO SUSTAIN THIS IMPORTANT CHARACTER.
1. His greatness.
2. His goodness.
III. THE PARTICULAR MANNER IN WHICH WE, AS INDIVIDUALS, ARE TO DERIVE THE BENEFITS DESIGNED TO BE CONVEYED BY THE MEDIATION OF OUR LORD. "Let us come to the throne" — in other words, let us come to God — to Him who sits upon the throne. This implies, of course, a previous conviction of our being separated from God, and of the necessity of our return.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.