Skip to main content

Posts

Jesus the Bridegroom and the Threefold Office

The Prophet shows God to us; the Priest leads us to God; and the King joins us together and glorifies us with God.

Francis Turretin

In this chapter, we will look at how Jesus' identity as Bridegroom intersects with his threefold office of prophet, priest and king. We will discover how Jesus unites all the different expressions of God’s love for his Old Testament Bride in his loving pursuit of his New Covenant Bride. God had showed his love to her by sending her prophets to woo and speak to her, priests to cleanse and teach her, and kings to protect and care for her. But none of these could match Jesus’ love. He uncovers “the secret counsel and will of God for our deliverance” as Prophet, proclaims that he “sets us free by the one sacrifice of his body” as Priest and demonstrates that he “guards us and keeps us in the freedom he has won for us” as King.[1] His love is multifaceted and holistic, full of passion and humility as well as power and efficacy.

A Powerful Prophet The Old T…
Recent posts

An Elephant Called Fear

Guest post by

The Elephant House
When my son Julien was fifteen months old—able to put a puzzle together but not a sentence—we went to a small zoo near the town in France where we lived. His older sisters Eowyn (who was 4) and Stasie (who was 3) ran a little ahead, while I came along behind, carrying Julien in a backpack.
“Mommy!” called Eowyn, in deep distress. “The elephant’s gone!”
But the zookeeper happened to be standing nearby and explained that it was beginning to rain, so the elephant was back in his house. He offered to take us in! He opened a rusty door with an enormous key and we stepped into the blackest, smelliest hut I have ever seen. In a cage to our right, a screaming monkey was careening around his cage. Before our eyes could become accustomed to the dark, I felt a strange tickle around my ear. Reaching up to brush away a fly, I touched the wrinkled, dry skin of the elephant’s trunk! Concerned with Stasie’s reaction (she’s deaf), I reached down …

Saved through Childbirth: Gordian Knot or Missing Link? 1 Tim 2: 12-15