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Let Everyone Come - August 12, 2018

Hebrews 7:21-28

Children's Time:
But through the life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus, we have all been invited to God's holy place. And we have come to see that God doesn't live in just one place, but everywhere...God lives here with us, and goes with us to work, to school, and to our homes.

Through Jesus, God says, "I don't want to be hidden where no one can see me, I want you to know you can get really really close to me. And you can talk to me any time you want. And you

can apologize for being selfish or mean any time you need to. And you can know that I love you and forgive you. That's why I sent Jesus."

Because God doesn't want to be hidden from us, but instead known to us, a friend to us, we're going to take away all these ropes and barriers and remember that we can get close to God any time we want.

(remove all the barriers)

 

Sermon: (manuscript incomplete)

The high priest was a special man whom God had called to serve the people and to help them when they were selfish, or greedy, or rude, or mean. The high priest helped the people to apologize and repent, to try and live the life God had called them to. And the people always needed a high priest....they always needed a helper, because people are people, and they're sinful....they're selfish, greedy, and mean. Well, let's be honest....not just them...us....we are selfish and greedy and mean...and we need someone to help us repent and be better.

For generation after generation, the sons and grandsons and nephews of Melchizedek, Aaron, and Levi served as the high priest...helping the people...and preparing to enter the Holy of Holies so they could make amends with God on behalf of Israel.

But every sacrifice and every apology only lasted so long...so they had to keep going back, nothing was ever forever. And God saw we needed more help than the high priests. We needed a permanent solution to our brokenness. We needed a perfect priest...one who could do the job perfectly. So God sent Jesus to be the perfect priest...to be the one to help us .

Hebrews 7 tells us: "Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our needs—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

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