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John Niederhaus – June 30, 2019

Becoming a Priest

Sunday Sermons

This week’s sermon title is “Becoming a Priest.” Hebrews 5, when speaking of the priesthood, tells us “no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.” We want to consider how it was that Jesus came to understand that He was THE priest to whom all the promises of God pointed. Jesus did think about this, as His conversation in Matthew 22 with the Pharisees demonstrates. He stumped them, but He wasn’t stumped. So, what did He understand His task to be as a priest according to the order of Melchizedek? Why should this matter to you and to me and to all people? We’ll see.

Scripture References: Isaiah 53:1-12, Hebrews 5:1-14, Matthew 22:41-46

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