Service - 11:00 AM
Christ's Flesh and Drinking His Blood
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 28; John 6
Meaning of It
Results of It
Responses to It
18:1-7; 49:16-20; 105:38-43; 63:1-8
Service - 6:00 PM
Christ’s Melchizedekian Priesthood (6)
Superiority of Christ's Melchizedekian Priesthood (3)
I. His Holy Character
Once and For All Offering of Himself
92:10-15; 50:1-10; 40:5-9; 110:1-7
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Quotes to Consider:
John Owen on Hebrews 7: "There never was,
nor ever can be, any more than two sorts of priests in the church; the
one made by the law, the other by the oath of God. Wherefore, as the
bringing in of the priesthood of Christ after the law and the
priesthood constituted thereby, did abrogate and disannul it; so the
bringing in of another priesthood after his [would] abrogate and
disannul that also. And therefore, plurality of priests under the
gospel overthrows the whole argument of the apostle in this place; and
if we have yet priests that have infirmities, they are made by the
law, and not by the gospel" (Hebrews, vol. 5, p. 580).
O. Palmer Robertson: "As the writer to the
Hebrews has indicated, Jesus cannot exercise his priesthood according
to the old order. He belongs to the tribe of Judah, and cannot
function as a Levitical priest. For this reason, he will never
function as a priest in a temple built in Jerusalem according to an
order that has passed away. His priestly ministry is located in the
temple of the heavenly, eternal realities. He cannot fulfill his
exalted ministry in the shadowy, temporal forms of the old covenant.
Any restoration of temple and sacrifice according to the order of the
old covenant would supplant the high priestly ministry of Jesus. The
idea is unthinkable. No priesthood on earth could compare with the
perfected priesthood of Jesus in heaven, and it would be an insult to
his perfect sacrifice to suggest that any subsequent offering by other
priests would be able to reconcile the sinner to God" (The Israel
of God, p. 81).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
The Protestant Reformed Theological Journal,
with articles on Jeremiah 3 and divorce, Luther’s demonology,
justification by faith and works, etc., in the OPC, and pagan
religions, is available for those who have requested it. A financial
report for the CPRF in 2005-2006 is also on the back table.
Membership Class will be held Tuesday at 6:30
PM at the Murrays.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 2
July (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Building with Sword
& Trowel" (Neh. 4).
Upcoming Lectures: "Family Baptism,"
Limerick, Wed., 4 July.
Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £826.84.
Donations: £99 (S. Wales).
PRC News: Kalamazoo PRC called Rev. Spriensma
(Philippines). Faith PRC has a new trio consisting of Rev. A. Brummel
(S. Holland, IL), Cand. Lanning, and Rev. VanOverloop (Byron Center,