Prophet, Priest, and Crucified King (Luke 23:26-43)

In the Old Testament, three significant types of people were anointed and set apart for service: prophets, priests, and kings. When Jesus came into the world, he came as the Christ, the Anointed One par excellence. And as the Christ, he holds all three of these offices. As prophet, he reveals the will of God for our salvation. As priest, he offers himself as the atoning sacrifice, reconciles us to God, and makes intercession for us. And as king, he conquers his enemies and rescues, defends, and rules over us. In this sermon, Mitch Bedzyk shows how the glory of Jesus as prophet, priest, and king is on display at his crucifixion, calling the church to give thanks for all that God has done through his Christ.