Do I Measure Up?
Passage: Hebrews 4:14–5:10
“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession (14).”
“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them (7:25)."
I. Jesus sympathizes with our weaknesses.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin (4:15).”
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21).”
II. Jesus wants sinners to confidently draw near Him.
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (4:16).”
“Real freedom is freedom from the opinions of others. Above all, freedom from your opinions about yourself.” Brennan Manning
III. Jesus knows how to cry!
“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3-4).”
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever…(John 14:16).”
“Jesus is not for the one who works with the poor, but the one who is poor.”
“In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered (5:7-8).”