Service - 11:00 AM
Christ’s Melchizedekian Priesthood (4)
Superiority of Christ's Melchizedekian Priesthood
I. In His
Constitution as Priest
II. In His
Bringing a Better Hope
149:1-6; 48:1-6; 50:7-14; 110:1-6
Service - 6:00 PM
Baptisms in the Mosaic Law
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 27; Hebrews 9
I. The Examples
51:1-7; 48:7-14; 107:39-43; 130:1-8
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Quotes to Consider:
O. Palmer Robertson: "No return to the old
form of temple, priesthood, and ritual is possible. The perfections of
Christ’s priestly ministry in the heavenly sanctuary of the new
covenant can never be replaced or augmented by the weaknesses of the
shadowy, temporally and spatially limited service of the old covenant.
If a third temple were ever erected in Jerusalem on Mount Zion, it
would not open a way of access to God. The priesthood of Jesus Christ
in the heavenly temple of the new covenant is perpetual and eternal,
and none of the earthly forms of the old covenant can replace or
supplement it" (The Israel of God, pp. 72-73).
John Owen: "Aaron was made a priest with a
great outward solemnity. The sacrifices which were offered, and the
garments he put on, with his visible separation from the rest of the
people, had a great ceremonial glory in them. There was nothing of all
this, nor any thing like unto it, in the consecration of the Lord
Christ unto his office. But yet, indeed, these things had no glory, in
comparison of that excelling glory which accompanied those invisible
acts of divine authority, wisdom, and grace, which communicated his
office unto him. And indeed, in the worship of God, who is a spirit,
all outward ceremony is a diminution and debasement of it. Hence were
ceremonies ‘for beauty and for glory’ multiplied under the old
testament; but yet, as the apostle shows, they were all but ‘carnal.’
But as the sending of Christ himself, and his investiture with all his
offices, were by secret and invisible acts of God and his Spirit; so
all evangelical worship, as to the glory of it, is spiritual and
internal only. And the removal of the old pompous ceremonies from our
worship is but the taking away of the veil which hindered from an
insight and entrance into the holy place" (Hebrews, vol. 5, p.
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
The family visitation schedule is on the
back of the bulletin. If the date does not work for you, please
contact a member of the Steering Committee as soon as possible.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day,
18 June (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Eli’s Failure as
a Father" (I Sam. 3:22-36).
Witnesses of Revelation 11," S. Wales, Fri., 23 June
Baptism," Limerick, Wed., 4 July
Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund -
£877.25, Building Fund - £456.20. Donations: £5.50 (pamphlets).
PRC News: The PRC Synod begins this week
Tuesday with the examination of the two graduating seminary students,
Clayton Spronk and Andy Lanning. Pray that the Lord will bless the
Synod in its deliberations, including our proposal for reorganization.