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Mediator: The God Who Goes Between

Matt Herndon - July 21, 2019

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Mediator


“There is one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men” (1 Tim. 2:5).


“Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from their sins” (Heb. 9:15).


“mediator” = mesites (GK) = “reconciler, intercessor, go-between.”


We are “alienated from God” because of:


Our Humanity

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” (Is. 55:8).


Our Sin

 “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior” (Col. 1:21).

“If one person sins against the other, God may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against the Lord, who will mediate for them?” (1 Sam. 2:25).


“God is not like a man that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. If only there were someone to mediate between us, to lay his hand upon us both…” (Job. 9:32-33).


“Jesus is the God who Goes Between”

Jesus REVEALS GOD TO US.

“I will put my words in your mouth, and you will tell the people everything I command you” (Deut. 18:18).

“Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the one and only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known” (Jn. 1:17).


Jesus REPRESENTS our needs to God.

“Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Rom. 8:34-35).


Jesus RESTORES us to God.

“There is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men” (1 Tim. 2:5).

“Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set us free from sin” (Heb. 9:15).