Jesus; Our High Priest
A Sermon on Acts 7:37-38Read more
Must a person be perfect to truly serve God? With the sermon “Jesus, Our High Priest” from Acts 7:37–38, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows the incredible life of Moses who was greatly used by God. As Scripture records, his internal battle with sin was also prevalent. It was this hero of the faith who God used to bring His people out of Egypt and deliver the law to the people of Israel. Nevertheless, Moses was still a man whose sin kept him from entering the promised land. But, as Dr. Lloyd-Jones describes, Moses prefigured the Great Mediator who would never die and who knew no sin. This mediator was Jesus Christ, God in the flesh. Jesus is not only the fulfillment of Moses and his role as mediator and leader, but Jesus also fulfills the whole law. He is the great high priest, king, and prophet. He is the perfect sacrifice that truly and finally removes the sins of His people, but many of the Jewish leaders in the time of the apostles did not understand this. This is seen in the trial and martyrdom of Stephen, who proclaimed the message of Jesus as the greater and better Moses. What the world needs to see is the hope in Christ who redeems life for His purposes.
Additional Scripture Translations
Acts 7:37-38, New American Standard Bible
37This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your countrymen.’ 38This is the one who was in the assembly in the wilderness together with the angel who spoke to him at length on Mount Sinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received living words to pass on to you.
Acts 7:37-38, King James Version
37¶ This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. 38This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.