Hebrews 5:1 From Men, For Men, To God

Hebrews 5:1 (KJV)
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:

The passage compares and contrasts the high priestly ministries of the Levitical priesthood and that of Christ. There are differences:

  • Christ is eternal High Priest
  • Christ need not offer for his own sins and
  • Christ offered Himself as sacrifice

But there are similarities too. Among them:

  • He did not call Himself to be High Priest
  • He suffered in this role and
  • He was from men, for men pertaining to those things having to do with God

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Hebrews 5:1 From Men, For Men, To God

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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