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Finding a True Mediator

Sun, Apr 11, 2021
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For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. Hebrews 5:1–3 (ESV) As a pastor there are certain expectations that come with the job. In a public gathering, I'm usually the one asked to pray. Sometimes people will ask random Bible questions. Other times people ask me to 'put a good word in with the man upstairs.' There is a general feeling that if anyone is close God, it must be the pastor. So while the concept of a priest may seem like a distant concept, there still seems to be echoes of it in our cutlure. We have a sense we are separated from a holy God and we need help to restore our connection and relationship to Him, but who and how seems to be fuzzy. This week we head back to Hebrews 5. This text will give us a clearer picture not only of who and what a high priest did, but it will also help us see that a high priest now exists that is greater than Aaron or those that followed. This one is far superior to any modern priest or pastor. Take a few minutes to read through Hebrews 5. See if you discover this One who stands between God and men.
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