Category Archives: Priests

KINGDOM SERVANTS AND SLAVES

To be a citizen of the kingdom requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others, and not power over themMark 10:35-45.

The New Testament teaches that Christians are a “kingdom of priests.” As citizens of this realm, we rule with Jesus both now and in the “age to come.” But such a high calling raises the obvious question:  How do we participate in his reign? Fortunately, both Jesus and Paul provided down-to-earth explanations of how we are to implement his sovereignty on the earth.

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PRIESTLY KINGDOM

Disciples reign with Jesus by fulfilling their role as “priests” who render divine service to God and mediate His light to the world

At Mount Sinai, Yahweh summoned Israel to become a “kingdom of priests, a holy nation.” If she kept His covenant, the nation would become “my own possession…FOR all the earth is mine.” God never intended for His people to be a community isolated from the rest of humanity. Instead, Israel was to reflect His light in a world darkened by sin.

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