Adult Forum: Who Needs a Priest Anyway?

Date: November 15
Time: 10–10:45 am
Location: Fireside Room
Presenter: Steve Clemons

The central section of the Book of Hebrews is focused on the theme of Jesus as our great high priest. When this letter was written to a Jewish community, the author was reminding his readers that under the old covenant, the priests could not genuinely take away sins but could only remind the people of their sins by the endless sacrifices offered by imperfect and mortal priests. Jesus’s priesthood offers one definitive sacrifice for all time and offers us a mediator who always lives to intercede for us. What does this mean to us today and how does it impact our activities at church including the rituals we practice and the priests who lead them?