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A High Priest and Son of Encouragement

We've established that Jesus is our Forever High Priest, and we see in Hebrews 5:7-10 how Jesus fulfilled that role of High Priest while here on this earth: "During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience … [Read More...]

Jesus, Our Forever High Priest

So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” As He also says in another place: “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 5:5-6, KNJV) The writer of the book of Hebrews was addressing a group of Christian Jews. These Christians, because they had grown up Jewish, would … [Read More...]

Who Was Melchizedek? (A Mini-Bible Study for Kids)

  Have you ever been reading along in the bible and suddenly bump into a name that seems to be coming out of nowhere? Knowing figures from the Old Testament greatly informs our understanding of the New Testament. And the name Melchizedek is an important one in the book of Hebrews. There is not a lot known about Melchizedek, but the fact that Jesus is compared to him means he is worth … [Read More...]

The Gift of Hope

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) As Easter approaches, we’re focusing on the meaning of these holy days and endeavoring to see … [Read More...]

Love Songs – What is Real Love?

What is real love? At it's best, the world's concept of love is warped and self-centered. At it's worst, the world's "love" is harmful and destructive. One recent example of the latter is the … [Read More...]

God in Concert

I love the picture Kristi paints in the blog below of corporate worship. Sometimes we forget that worship is both personal and corporate. We absolutely need both. God absolutely deserves … [Read More...]

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