Concordia Theological Monthly

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high priest, priesthood, hebrews, moses, melchisedec, abraham, sacrifice, christian church, covenant

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The sacerdotal office of Christ reaches into the very heart and soul of our Christian faith. Christ's sacrifice, blood, and death alone provide for us true comfort in life and death. The doctrine of the sacerdotal sacrifice of Christ is the great truth with which Christian preachers arc constantly operating. Luther once remarked that a Christian preacher plays constantly on this one string. From it he may, of course, elicit a great variety of tunes and sounds. It is not necessary always to say the same things in the same words. Looking into the Scriptures, we find one and the same truth expressed in a great variety of ways and presented from many points of view. We note this variety in the topic under consideration.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Jeremiah 31:31 ff; Hebrews 5:4-6; Hebrews 7:21; Hebrews 12:24; Hebrews 8:6-13; Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 10:11-12; Hebrews 2:14-15; Hebrews 9:11; Hebrews 9:15; Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 2:5; Hebrews 7:11, 19;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars