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The Aaronic Priesthood

“And the LORD said to Moses, ‘Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him’” (Numbers 3:5,6, all scriptures from the Revised Standard Version). Gleaned from an article by Jeffrey Earl There are a number of high priests named in the Old Testament, such as Mel­chizedek, Aaron, Zadok, and Joshua. This article focuses on the priesthood of Aaron, the first high priest under the Mosaic system. The Aaronic priesthood served the nation []

The Preparation of a Sympathetic Priesthood

The Value of Experience “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). by Robert Gray During the notably evil years of the Third Reich, tens of millions sufferedand died. One individual who suffered was a teenage girl named Kitty Felix Hart. In her book, The Return to Auschwitz, she explicitly details the suffering she saw and felt. As []

Sacrificing in the Gospel Age

The Privilege of Saints “By him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased” (Hebrews 13:15-16). by Tom Gilbert God chose Abraham and his descendants to be his special people on theearth. He made this choice because of the unwavering faith and obedience of Abraham. After delivering Israel from enslavement []

Controlling the Flesh

Our Ever-Present Challenge “To all God’s loved ones who are in Rome, called to be saints. May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7, Weymouth). by John Hummel Our text identifies the book of Romans as written to saints! Paul strongly encourages brethren to become living sacrifices. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is []

“I Beseech You”

Earnest, Loving Concern “I beseech you … brethren, by the mercies of God” (Romans 12:1) by David Stein The Apostle Paul loved the brethren. Their spiritual health and well-beingwere all-important to him. Consequently, Paul on occasion pleads with brethren about things he considered vital to their growth as new creatures. On those occasions, he “beseeches” the brethren. The word “beseech” is not a word we hear frequently. The modern equivalent might be “implore.” But “beseech” is a perfect word to use when []