Part 1: Perfect Mediator
Jesus is the perfect mediator, and no one else can do what He has done for us, in our behalf. In the Old Testament, the high priests were mediators. They were holy men chosen and called by God to offer gifts and sacriﬁces for sins on the Israelites’ behalf. However, this old sacriﬁcial system could only cover sin, not take it away. Jesus changed all that when He came here on earth, died on the cross, and rose again. In this lesson, we will learn from Hebrews 7:24-27 why Jesus is the perfect mediator.
Part 2: Perfect Substitute
God is our loving and gracious Father, but He is also holy. His holiness requires Him to be a God of justice who hates sin. The punishment for sin is death (Romans 6:23). In the Old Testament, an animal acted as a sacriﬁcial substitute to cleanse man from sin. In the New Testament, Jesus became the sacriﬁcial substitute for our sins and He has justiﬁed us before the Father. He is our perfect substitute. In this lesson, we will look at what Jesus did for us on the cross, and what He has given us in return
Part 3: Perfect Man
Adam was the ﬁrst of the human race and made from the dust of the earth. On the other hand, in 1 Corinthians 15:45, the Apostle Paul calls Jesus the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. He had a human body, but He came from heaven and not from dust. We have all been born with the likeness of the earthly Adam. Because of sin that was ﬁrst brought into the world by the ﬁrst Adam, we are limited by disease, weakness, and death. However, the Bible promises that believers will be resurrected in eternal and glorious bodies like the perfect man, Jesus Christ. In this lesson, we will look at who we are in Christ and what He has done for us.