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Finding the Perfect Priest

Sun, May 16, 2021
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For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Hebrews 7:25–26 (ESV) Nothing lasts forever. To say it another way, nothing is constant in this world but change. These are truths that we know but don't like to admit to ourselves. Most of us are creatures of habit. We live in and even thrive in the routine. But when things change we can become unsettled and anxious. This is especially true when it comes to those who lead us. When a boss or politician or pastor changes, we wonder how our life will be affected. We might even long for the old way of doing things. We might miss the old person's methods or experience. This was, at one level, the fear of the recipients of Hebrews. They were familiar with the routine of sacrifice. They knew the traditions and methods. But they also knew about change. Priests served and then died. Another took his place. The new one might not have a heart for God. Some new priests even turned to alternative Gods. There was change. Enter Jesus. He shows up and changes things. He was outside of the prescribed law. However, as we saw last week, He was actually connected to a much older law and promise, and He eliminated one important thing - change. This week we will look at the rest of Hebrews 7. I want to encourage you take a few minutes to read through the chapter and consider the nature of Christ's intercession for you.
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