The Surpassing Greatness of Jesus: Jesus Our Advocate
Every person has a deep desire and need to be accepted and affirmed by others. We spend most of our lives trying to get favourable pronouncements from people so that we will be accepted. But when the stakes are high for receiving a favourable pronouncement we will often turn to advocates who’s status and skills might help us receive a favourable pronouncement. While this is true on a natural level, it is also true on a cosmic level. People who believe in God are trying to earn a favourable pronouncement from God so that they can be accepted. The good news of the Gospel of Jesus is that Jesus is our advocate who appears before God on our behalf. Because He shed His blood on the cross for us, we can be confident that we are fully and completely saved and accepted through Him.