A Priest Forever

Series: Lasting Things: A Series in Hebrews

A Priest Forever

February 14, 2021 | Mike Stancak

Passage: Hebrews 6:20-7:28

We come to a highly dense passage of Scripture, a passage the author of Hebrews thinks may be too weighty to be appreciated by the immature.  It is a comparison between the priesthood of the Levites and the priesthood of Jesus.  Few of us know what it is to have a priest, at least as they existed in the Old Covenant, but we do know what it is to be represented.  We know what it is to need someone who can stand in for us at the highest positions of power, and we know what it is for our representatives to leave something wanting.  They often fail us, sometimes because they are limited by what the system allows them to do on our behalf, other times because they are dishonest or weak.  
But what if a new kind of representative emerged, and with him a whole new system?  That is what we have in Jesus: a priest forever, not after the order of the old priests and the old system, but after the order of Melchizedek.  

TCC Order of Worship, 2.14.21

WELCOME 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Psalm 110:1-4

CONFESSION

(From the Book of Common Prayer 2019)

Almighty and most merciful Father, 

we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. 

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. 

We have offended against your holy laws. 

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, 

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; 

and apart from your grace, there is no health in us. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Spare all those who confess their faults. 

Restore all those who are penitent, 

according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, 

that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life, 

to the glory of your holy Name. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

APOSTLE’S CREED

Leader: Confess with me our faith through the Apostle’s Creed

Congregation:

I believe in God the Father Almighty

Maker of heaven and earth

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

Born of the virgin Mary

Suffered under Pontius Pilate

Was crucified, died, and was buried

He descended to the dead

On the third day he rose again

He ascended into heaven

And is seated at the right hand of the Father

I believe in the Holy Spirit

The holy catholic church

The communion of saints

The forgiveness of sins

The resurrection of the body

And the life everlasting

Amen.

King of Love

by I Am They

 

Verse 1

The King of Love my Shepherd is whose goodness faileth never

I nothing lack if I am His and He is mine forever

And He is mine forever

 

Verse 2

Where streams of living water flow my ransomed soul He leadeth

And where the verdant pastures grow with food celestial feedeth

 

Chorus

Never failing Ruler of my heart

Everlasting Lover of my soul

On the mountain high or in the valley low

The King of Love my Shepherd is

The King of Love my Shepherd is

 

Verse 3

Lost and foolish off I strayed but yet in love He sought me

And on His shoulder gently laid and home rejoicing brought me

 

Verse 4

In death's dark veil I fear no ill with Thee dear Lord beside me

Thy rod and staff my comfort still, Thy cross before to guide me

 

Bridge

Oh Hallelujah Hallelujah

Oh Hallelujah Hallelujah

 

Verse 5

And so through all the length of days Thy goodness faileth never

Good Shepherd may I sing Your praise Within Your house forever

Within Your house forever

 

This Is Amazing Grace

By Phil Wickham

 

Verse 1

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness 

Whose love is mighty and so much stronger 

The King of Glory the King above all kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder

Who leaves us breathless in awe and wonder 

The King of Glory the King above all kings

 

Chorus

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

O Jesus I sing for all that You've done for me

 

Verse 2

Who brings our chaos back into order

Who makes the orphan a son and daughter 

The King of Glory the King above all kings

Who rules the nations with truth and justice

Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance 

The King of Glory the King above all kings

 

Bridge

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

 

SERMON

Come Ye Sinners

By Vertical Worship

 

Verse 1

Come ye sinners poor and needy

Weak and wounded sick and sore

Jesus ready stands to save you

With compassion love and power

Come ye thirsty to the fountain

Come and find His goodness here

True belief and true repentance

Every grace that brings you near

 

Chorus

I will arise and go to Jesus

He will embrace me as His own 

And in the arms of my Savior

There is life forevermore

 

Verse 2

Come ye weary heavy laden

Lost and ruined by the fall

And if You wait until you're better

You will never come at all

 

Bridge 

There's no one else for me 

No one else for me

I won't look back 

I won't look back

 

Your Great Name

Covered by The Eagle & the Child

Verse 1

Lost are saved find their way

At the sound of Your great Name

All condemned feel no shame

At the sound of Your great Name

Ev'ry fear has no place

At the sound of Your great Name

The enemy he has to leave

At the sound of Your great Name

Chorus

Jesus worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us

The Son of God and man

You are high and lifted up

And all the world will praise Your great Name

Your great Name

Verse 2

All the weak find their strength

At the sound of Your great Name

Hungry souls receive grace

At the sound of Your great Name

The fatherless find their rest

At the sound of Your great Name

The sick are healed the dead are raised

At the sound of Your great Name

Bridge

Redeemer my Healer Lord Almighty 

Defender my Savior You are my King

LORD’S SUPPER

 

What A Beautiful Name

By Hillsong Worship

Verse 1

You were the Word at the beginning

One with God the Lord Most High

Your hidden glory in creation

Now revealed in You our Christ

Chorus 1

What a beautiful Name it is what a beautiful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a beautiful Name it is nothing compares to this

What a beautiful Name it is the Name of Jesus

Verse 2

You could have had heaven without us

But, Jesus You brought heaven down

My sin was great Your love was greater

What could separate us now


Chorus 2

What a wonderful Name it is what a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a wonderful Name it is nothing compares to this

What a wonderful Name it is the Name of Jesus

What a wonderful Name it is the Name of Jesus

Bridge

Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You

You silence the boast of sin and grave

The heavens are roaring the praise of Your glory

For You are raised to life again

You have no rival You have no equal

Now and forever God You reign

Yours is the kingdom Yours is the glory

Yours is the Name above all names

Chorus 3

What a powerful Name it is what a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a powerful Name it is nothing can stand against

What a powerful Name it is the Name of Jesus

BENEDICTION

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