The Offices of Christ Part One

Posted: December 12, 2008 in Uncategorized

Wayne Grudem points out that “there were three major offices among the people of Israel in the Old Testament: the prophet (such as Nathan, 2 Sam. 7:2), the priest (such as Abiathar, 1 Sam. 30:7), and the king (such as King David, 2 Sam. 5:3). These three offices were distinct.  The prophet spoke God’s words to the people: the priest offered sacrifices, prayers, and praises to God on behalf of the people; and the king ruled over the people as God’s representative.  These three offices foreshadowed Christ’s own work in different ways. Therefore, we can look again at Christ’s work, now thinking about the perspective of these three offices or categories.  Christ fulfills these three offices in the following ways: as prophet he reveals God to us and speaks God’s words to us; as priest he both offers a sacrifice to God on our behalf and is himself the sacrifice that is offered; and as king he rules over the church and over the universe as well.”

Over the next three days we will discuss each and each is vitally important if you want to truly understand Jesus and what he has done.

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