Weekly Roundup of Links 5/25/2020-5/30/2020

This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/25/2020-5/30/2020 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

#10: Faithful unto Death[Sermon]

Join Dave as continues our Revelation series looking at Revelation 2:8-11.  

Daily Bites Of God’s Word on Hebrews 4:14-16

On this new Daily Bites of God’s Word, Andy discusses Psalm 139 and helps us understand what this chapter means and it’s importance.

Our True Master

Colossians 3:22-24, “22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing...

The Meaning and Purpose of Verbal Plenary Inspiration

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is Verbal Plenary Inspiration?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Theopneustos and Verbal Plenary Inspiration. The Old Testament and the Inspiration of Scripture. The New Testament and...

Theological Triage – 2nd Order Issues Part 2

On this new By His Grace show, Andy and Dave consider how to preach and teach second-order issues, respond when second-order issues are denied, and approach issues and people with love and humility. What You Will Hear on This Episode How to preach on second-order...
Christian: You Are a Priest

Posted On February 20, 2020

Christian: You Are a Priest from Crossway on Vimeo.

The Reality of Our Identity

The mind reels as soon as we say the word priest. We have all kinds of connotations. One is if we run back into the Old Testament, we see old men with long beards and fancy garments. If we move to the present day, we picture people who are different than we are. They look different; they’re in a different class than we are. Many times, they speak words that build us up, but there are times when they can use their power to harm as well. The reality is that we are priests and it turns out that it’s one of the most significant identities that all of us share as human beings.

When you look at the Garden of Eden, what you find is that it looks just like a tabernacle. There is a garden—a kind of holy of holies—in this larger geographic area of Eden. In that garden, we walk with the Lord and that’s what priests do. Priests are with the Lord and they come close to God. He invites them to draw near. That’s the heart of the priestly job description. We walk with him, we eat with him. Drawing on some Old Testament images, we have fellowship with him. We are called into him, uniting with him, in a way that everything that is his is our own. We are priests and it’s a beautiful job description. We are priests and it’s a beautiful job description.

We Belong to God

Why doesn’t that come up as often in the New Testament? Peter picks it up when he talks about us as a kingdom of priests, a royal priesthood, but other than that, we don’t find that particular identity in the New Testament. What happens when we move to the New Testament is that the words holy one captures our identity as priests.

Holy ones are the ones who belong to God. God is the holy one himself and everything he gathers close to himself is identified as holy. We are holy ones. Or, perhaps we are better known as saints. Over sixty times in Scripture, we are called saints. Saints, like the priests of old, are the ones who are invited to come close. Not only can we come close to the Father, but it’s also as if he says, “nearer and nearer and nearer.” What’s not to like about such an identity?

This is a guest article by Ed Welch, author of Created to Draw Near: Our Life as God’s Royal Priests. This post originally appeared on crossway.org; used with permission.

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