Jesus, The Great Mediator of a new Covenant


Read Hebrews 9

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.  For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 1 Timothy 2:5-7

 Consider the benefit of having Jesus as our mediator.



In your conversation with Jesus, review the things He did for us as our mediator.

i.e.  You entered the true tabernacle with Your own blood.

You offered Yourself without blemish.



“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:  ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot.  ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.  ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,  I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.  ‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.  ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.  ‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.  ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'” Revelation 3:14-22

What would a letter from Jesus to you look like?

It is not whether you think you are lukewarm that matters.  It is what Jesus thinks.

We must compare ourselves to HIS standard not the what other people do.

Jesus called for a specific response to the sin of luke-warmness. Consider yours.

Confess your sin.  Recommit your life.



Lent often focuses on fasting.  Fasting is the choice to give up some personal practice for a higher purpose.

Many of us find ourselves complaining. Try going on a complaining fast for a whole week.

If you mess up, you need to say two good things in place of the complaint.

Do all things without grumbling or disputing;  so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, Philippians 2:14-15