IntermissionTranscript of this Sermon
- The Beauty of Jesus (v. 7:1-4)
- The Blessing of Jesus (v. 7:5-10)
- What stood out to you from Pastor Matt’s message today?
- Pastor Matt discussed the idea of getting stuck in ditches. We can fall into the ditch of obsessing over the obscurity of the passage or fixating on the finer details. What are some ditches you have gotten stuck in, instead of focusing on Jesus, the Big E on the eye chart? How did you get out of these ditches? Are there ways you keep yourself from getting stuck again?
- We have a sure and steadfast anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6:19). You may be in a season of suffering or struggling. You may be questioning how you can fully trust God with the uncertain season you’re walking through. What are some areas of your life where you’re looking to be fulfilled in things of this world and not trusting and surrendering to Jesus?
- Jesus is greater than Abraham. It’s indisputable that the inferior is blessed by the superior (v. 7:7). What does this mean to you?
Melchizedek’s Priesthood Like Christ’s
1For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace. 3Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.
4Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils. 5And those indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest’s office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from Abraham. 6But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises. 7But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater. 8In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on. 9And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes, 10for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.