Christ our Prophet. Priest, and King
There were three main administrative offices in the Old Testament: the prophet, priest, and king. These officers were set apart and anointed to meet the three most fundamental needs of God’s people.
On behalf of God, the prophets brought revelation to God’s people, the priests interceded for God’s people, and the kings reigned over God’s people. While some of these figures were decent at their calling, none of them were perfect, and most of them were terrible. But the hope of Israel was that God would send a Messiah (the anointed one) who would perfectly fulfill all three of these roles. One figure would be the perfect prophet, priest, and king.
Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the long expected Messiah. Christ means Messiah, and in this way Christ is not the last name of Jesus; Christ is the title of Jesus.
In Jesus we discover the full and final revelation (prophet), the full and final intercession (priest), and the full and final authority (king).
This three part sermon series meditates on the advent (coming) of our Prophet, Priest, and King. It is a great resource to introduce friends to the foundational claims of Jesus and to deepen your love for our glorious Messiah.