A Shared High Priest: Melchizedek’s Meaning – Genesis 14, Psalm 110 & Hebrews 5 – 7

Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christdiversity
Part 13 of 14

Melchizedek may not take up a lot of space in the biblical story, but the priesthood he represents has eternal significance.

A Shared High Priest Gen, Psa, Heb 5-7.pdf                   

A Shared High Priest Gen, Psa, Heb 5-7.mp3

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Central Reflections: Forging a Common Identity

Edmund Clowney 1917-2005.jpgWe are united to Christ; the living stones are joined to the cornerstone. In that way the church becomes the true house of God. Peter’s language is corporate. He thinks of the spiritual temple, not as the body of an individual believer, but as the body of believers, the company of those who are joined to Christ.

– Edmund Clowney (1917 – 2005)

1 Peter 2.1-12.pdf                 1 Peter 2.1-12.mp3

Palmer St. Podcast: Developing a Common Identity

We live in a society that values individualism and independence.  We live in an age that is perhaps the most individualistic ever.  For God’s children, independence is not the ideal toward which we strive.   When Christians grow properly, they don’t grow alone.

1 Peter 2.01-12.mp3

1 Peter 2.01-12.pdf

1 Peter 2.01-12.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: His Work Is Finished

Certain jobs are never quite completed.  For example:  Cleaning, cutting the grass, washing Clothes, add your (least) favorite routine item here.   Christ came to this earth on a mission. He finished the job. Our redemption is complete.

Hebrews 09b-10a.mp3

Hebrews 09b-10a.pdf

Hebrews 09b-10a.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Our Divine Mediator

The Nature of the Dispute:

  • We have set up huge barriers between ourselves and God.
  • God desires to remove them.
  • His holiness requires that a price be paid from the human side to atone for our many sins.
  • We owe God more than we can honestly pay.
  • We are in over our heads.

Hebrews 08-09a.mp3

Hebrews 08-09a.pdf

Hebrews 08-09a.pptx

 

Palmer St. Podcast: Better Promises

We recently refinanced our house. The old contract expired, the new contract is now signed, so the new terms are in effect.  God promised long ago that He would enter into a New Covenant or new agreement with Israel, which He has initiated through Jesus Christ, and which we may enter into today.

Hebrews 08.mp3

Hebrews 08.pdf

Hebrews 08.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Both Better and Forever

It is inevitable: All institutions change leaders from time to time:

  • Governments change governors.
  • Churches change pastors.
  • Football teams change quarterbacks But Christ will never give up His position.

The ministry of the Old Testament priests was good. The ministry of Christ is both better and forever.

Hebrews 07.mp3

Hebrews 07.pdf

Hebrews 07.pptx