Consider Jesus: Apostle

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

Heb 3:1 “Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.”

Apostle means appointed messenger.  We normally think of the twelve (plus Paul); those powerful and important direct messengers of Christ who originally preached the gospel.  But there were also messengers of the churches like Barnabas and James the Lord’s brother (Acts 14:14; Gal. 1:19)

Jesus was also an appointed messenger.  He was appointed by Heaven to reveal the way back there through the “heavenly calling,” the gospel.  We often think of the apostles of the messengers of the gospel, which they are.  But Jesus was the first and greatest messenger of it.  He revealed it to them to reveal to us.  “[God’s purpose and grace] now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Tim. 1:10)