This Sunday, we will look at Solomon’s prayer of consecration, now that the temple has been finished. We will compare his hopes and requests with those of King Jesus, and will consider how the certainty of Jesus’ prayers is a source of comfort for us, His people.
To enrich the sermon, here you have a few key concepts we will visit, taken from the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
Q. 23. What offices does Christ fill as our Redeemer?
A. Christ as our Redeemer fills the offices of a prophet,[a] of a priest,[b] and of a king,[c] in his states both of humiliation and exaltation.
[a]. Deu 18:18; Acts 2:33; Acts 3:22-23; Heb 1:1-2
[b]. Heb 4:14-15; Heb 5:5-6
[c]. Isa 9:6-7; Luk 1:32-33; John 18:37; 1 Cor 15:25
Q. 26. How does Christ fill the office of a king?
A. Christ fills the office of a king in making us his willing subjects, in ruling and defending us,[a] and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.[b]
[a]. Psa 110:3; Mat 28:18-20; John 17:2; Col 1:13
[b]. Psa 2:6-9; Psa 110:1-2; Mat 12:28; 1 Cor 15:24-26; Col 2:15
Q. 32. What benefits in this life are shared by those who are effectively called?
A. In this life those who are effectively called share in justification, adoption and sanctification, and the further benefits in this life which accompany or flow from them.[a]
[a]. Rom 8:30; 1 Cor 1:30; 1 Cor 6:11; Eph 1:5
Q. 34. What is adoption?
A. Adoption is an act of God’s free grace[a] by which we are received into the number and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God.[b]
[a]. 1 John 3:1
[b]. John 1:12; Rom 8:17
And here you have an interesting article on the High Priestly Payer of our King.
Gracia & Paz