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A Different Kind of Priest

Sun, May 09, 2021
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For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever. Hebrews 7:1–3 (ESV) I admit it. I'm a sucker for the 'new and improved'. You throw tech into something and I'm likely to give it a second look. Put a touchscreen on it and there is a good chance it's on my 'buy list'. There is just something about the shiny, glassy screen that draws me to it like a bug to a zapper. Newer doesn't always mean better though. Take for instance a toaster. You can now buy a techie toaster with a touchscreen for $300. (Yes, that's really a thing). What if instead you bought an indestructible toaster? It would not be flashy. In fact, it would be older tech, but bulletproof and would last for your whole life. Which would you get? Newer isn't always better. This week we look at the oldest priesthood in the Bible. We finally get the scoop on this guy Melchizedek. We will find out why he is so important and what he tells us about both the Old Testament and Christ. We will begin to see what kind of priest we really have! Take a few minutes to read Hebrews 7. If you have time, take a peak back at Genesis 14 to find the beginning of the story.
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