Lets keep them short…..

Apostle –noun

1. any of the early followers of Jesus who carried the Christian message into the world.
2. (sometimes initial capital letter) any of the original 12 disciples called by Jesus to preach the gospel: Simon Peter, the brothers James and John, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot.
3. the first or the best-known Christian missionary in any region or country.

High Priest –noun

1. a chief priest.
2. Judaism. (from Aaronic times to about the 1st century a.d.) the priest ranking above all other priests and the only one permitted to enter the holy of holies.

So an apostle is someone who takes a message somewhere. That’s why the early disciples were called apostles. They carried the word of God to the people.

The High Priest was the chief of priests. He was the front line of communication with God. He entered the Holy of Holies and talked to God for the people.

Hebrews 3:11Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house.”

Soooooo…..Jesus is both Apostle AND High Priest. What do you guys think that means? Anyone?


One thought on “Definitions….

  1. i think Jesus was both apostle and high priest kinda like how the trinity consists of Father, Son, and Spirit. Jesus was the messenger, and through God He was also the high priest.

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