Jesus Christ the Lord the Great High Priest
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.
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.
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.
"Jesus Christ is the sum and quintessence of the gospel;
the wonder of angels; the joy and triumph of saints.
The name of Christ is sweet, it is as music in the ear,
honey in the mouth, and a cordial at the heart…
the Mediator of the covenant, the restorer of lapsed sinners."
"Jesus is the Truth. We believe in Him,
—not merely in His words. He Himself is Doctor and Doctrine,
Revealer and Revelation, the Illuminator and the Light of Men.
He is exalted in every word of truth, because He is its sum and substance.
He sits above the gospel, like a prince on His own throne.
Doctrine is most precious when we see it distilling from His lips
and embodied in His person. Sermons [and songs] are valuable
in proportion as they speak of Him and point to Him.
A Christ-less gospel is no gospel and a Christ-less discourse
is the cause of merriment to devils."
"It is a throne of grace that God in Christ is
represented to us upon; but yet is is a throne still
whereon majesty and glory do reside,
and God is always to be considered by us as on a throne."