Consider Jesus who makes His home in you

Hebrews 3:1-6

Therefore, holy brothers,[a] you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s[b] house. 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6 but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.[c]

1 Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession


*We who are believers need to concentrate our thinking on Jesus

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


  • Consider- kata & noio – from up to down and to think
    • To think from up to down
    • to consider exactly, attentively ;
    • to concentrate by fixing one’s thinking ” , 
    • ‘to understand fully, consider closely’ ”  
    • expresses real comprehending 
    • Ponder, brood, contemplate, meditate, ruminate, reflect, muse, focus on Jesus
  • We need to think hard about this Jesus, the one who: [lets worship]
    • Was born from a virgin
    • Who walked on water
    • Who turned water into wine
    • Who fed 5k with 2pc fish dinner
    • Who had compassion and healed the sick
    • Raised the dead
    • Casted out demons
    • Whipped the people out of the temple
    • The one who was whipped 
    • The one who allowed himself to be killed
    • The one who through the power of God rose from the dead
    • The one who sits at the right hand of the father
    • The one who is like a lamb slayed before the foundation of the world
    • The one who was and is and is to come
    • The one who is worthy to unlock the scrolls
    • The one who is the image of the invisible God
    • The one for whom and through whom all things were made
    • The one whose name will cause all people to bow down and say Jesus is Lord
Revelation 19:12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in[a] blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule[b] them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.


1 Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession

    • While all of the above description of Jesus were true and awesome and worthy of careful consideration, the text is calling us to carefully consider Jesus’ roles as apostle and high priest 
  • Apostle- one who is sent out 
      • Jesus was sent out, He is the apostle (sent out one) of our confession
      • John 3:16– for God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have eternal life
        • Jesus was sent out by God to save us from our sins and restore our relationship with God
      • John 17:3 Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.
    • Jesus was sent to rescue us
      • When we weren’t thinking of Him
      • When we were cool in our sins
      • When we were on our way to face judgement from a holy God, guilty as ever
    • Think on these things…jesus was sent for you
    • We are also being instructed to carefully consider Jesus’ role as high priest
  • High priest- a high priest offered a sacrifice once per year on behalf of himself and the people for their sins
        • Jesus of course is the ultimate high priest
        • Heis the high priest who Hebrews 10 by one single sacrifice made us perfect that are being sanctified!
          • Lets elaborate further and think harder on His priesthood…
  • Hebrews 7:23-27
  • Apostle & High Priest…Why is it important that we think deeply about Jesus in these roles?
    • I believe its important to carefully consider Jesus in these roles because we must understand that Jesus is dynamic, not static
      • Jesus isn’t just a was, but an is
      • Jesus isn’t just a did, but He is doing
      • He didn’t just die, but rose and is still helping you
      • He isn’t history, He is present
    • So as we live…
    • As we serve…
    • As we sin…
    • As we make choices…
    • As we pray…
    • We must cognitively understand that Jesus was sent to save and to continue helping us as we seek to accomplish His will in our lives
    • I believe its also important to carefully consider Jesus in these roles because He desires and deserves our worship and praise! Exclamation point!
      • So when I think about what He was sent to accomplish for me (apostle)
      • When i think about how He had a singular mission while He walked those 33 years (apostle)
      • When I think about how He gave Himeself for me (high priest)
      • When I think about how He is interceding for me (high priest)
      • When I think about how He is helping me (high priest)
      • My soul cries out Halelujah!
    • Lastly, I believe it is important to think carefully about Jesus in these roles for the sake of Gospel fluency
      • Anyone ever try to access information that you used to know?
        • Maybe from an old job
        • Maybe from an old movie
        • Maybe from school, trying to remember how to solve for x…
      • We have to be able to understand the breadth and width of the gospel
      • We have to be able to share with others why Jesus was sent from God and what He accomplished as high priest!
  • Family, Holy Brethren, let us carefully consider Jesus thorughout the week
    • On your lunch break
    • First thing in the morning
    • Bible at the bedside
    • Youtube sermons
    • Read the gospels!
    • Think through your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
    • Talk about kevo listening every night as He is winding down and going to sleep
    • Back to the text.


**Jesus is greater than Moses

Read verses 2-6

    • Why does this even need to be said, that Jesus is greater than Moses?
      • Remember, the context
        • Written with a Jewish audience in mind
        • For generations, it was about Moses and the mosaic laws that reconciled them to God
          • The writer is letting them know about the superiority of Christ in His apostolic mission and in His priesthood
          • For us, it clear,Jesus over everything including Moses.
          • However, the spirit of what Moses represented and what Jesus represents is still worth looking at. Lets compare.
    • Moses too was an apostle and high priest.  
      • Sent to rescue the jews
      • Was a mediator between the jews and God
      • Was given instructions for the law and the priesthood by God
      • But Jesus is better, because he freed us from the law and became our sacrifice, once for all time making us clean and restoring our relationship with God
  • Galatians 3:23-28
      • Christ fulfilled the law
      • Believing on Jesus instead of keeping the law
      • All our sons and daughters, not just jews
  • Let us remember that we live and walk and are righteous through faith in Jesus, not in following a set of rules.  Our righteousness is worthless, our only righteousness is in being covered in Jesus’ righteousness
  • Back to text


***We are Jesus’s house

6 But Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son.  And we are His house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope

    • We are His House
      • 1 Corinthians 3:16 16Do you not know that youc are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
      • This is our identity, you are not a loser, you are not failure, you are not worthless, you are not defined by your success, by your bank account, by achieving the goals of upward social mobility, your sporting heroes are not defined by their accomplishments, but by whether or not we are God’s house
      • Our identity is in Him and Him alone
        • Not in our politics, not in our social strata, not in our ethnicity, not in our education or our job.  But our identity is only found in whether or not we are God’s house.
  • Ephesians 2:19-22
  • If
    • We are His House, We are the holy ones, We are His body and His temple, If
    • Our confidence and boasting of salvation has to be in Jesus
    • He is our hope!
    • Not following the rules, not reading our bibles, not in helping others, not in being faithful church members
    • We are His house, If we keep our hope in Jesus.
  • Saints, let us continue to focus our thoughts and our eyes and our affections on Jesus, that we will be found with our hope squarely 

Sermon Notes on Hebrews  3:1-6

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