Friday, March 13, 2009
Props to John Calvin for the concept of the mediatorial three-fold offices of Jesus Christ:
- Christ as Prophet
- Christ as Priest
- Christ as King
Something that we men might want to listen up and pay attention to (cf. 1 Timothy 2.5; Ephesians 5.25 - 26). As prophet, Jesus represents God before the people. As priest, Jesus represents the people before God. As King, Jesus rules by the authority of God. Men need to learn to lead well - in true Christ-likenss, as prophet, priest and king of our families. We don't lead separate from Christ, we are able to lead because of what Jesus did for us.