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Jesus' Compassion for Sinners

As I work through an exposition of the letter to the Hebrews at New Covenant I've been struck afresh by the greatness of the compassion of Jesus, our great High Priest. So often we hear people say--when they are going through some difficult trial or temptation--something along the lines of, "I just want to talk to someone who has been through this." This is entirely unde...

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The Difference Between a Prophet and a Priest

In his outstanding article "The Priesthood of Christ in the Epistle of Hebrews," Geerhardus Vos explained the chief difference between the office of prophet and priest--specifically as it relates to the fulfillment of both offices in Christ: The first and most general element entering into the author’s conception of a priest is that of  leadership based on identificatio...

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