The Priesthood of Believers

 by Steve Klein

Introduction: The concept of a priest -- a ministry of holy service and sacrifice based upon the premise that the one who serves as priest has special or privileged access to God.

BACKGROUND -- The Service of Priest in Ancient Times

1. Definitions of "priest.". 

2. Priests in the Patriarchal Period 

3. Duties of Priests In the Mosaical Period

4. Levitical priests in the NT

PRIESTS TODAY -- Christians as priests.

1. The OT prophesied that the remnant of God's people would be priests,

2. Our duties as priests mirror those of the priests under the old law. (note the similarity between 1 Peter 2:9 and Exodus 19:6  'And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.")

Conclusion:  We are priests -- as Christians each of us has this ministry of holy service and sacrifice because we have privileged access to God.  What a high and holy calling!


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