A Note From Pastor Justin:
In our former message series, The Kings of Old, we looked into the lives of 10+ different kings from the Old Testament. Even though these kings lived in a completely different culture and in a completely different period of time, it was clear from their lives that the decisions they made impacted not only their own lives, but the lives of countless others. It’s a valuable lesson that still speaks to us today: our decisions impact not only our own lives, but the lives of countless others.
But The Kings of Old message series also showed that there were other important roles within the people of God in the Old Testament. Yes, there were kings. But there were prophets and priests as well.
We saw that God takes each of these roles very seriously. For example, King Saul made a sacrifice before a battle because the Prophet Samuel wasn’t there. The consequences for King Saul were both swift, and severe. Similarly, King Uzziah once took the opportunity to burn incense in God’s temple, a role that was designated only for Priests. Uzziah also experienced punishment from God.
What this teaches us is that God had a very specific role for Prophets, Priests, and Kings. And in His infinite holiness, wisdom, and majesty, God showed that He was very serious about ensuring these roles were fulfilled by the right people and in the right ways.
Several hundred years after The Kings of Old, a new man arrives amidst the people of God. And for the first time ever, this One man was able to fulfill the roles of Prophet, Priest, and King. Not only that, but He also takes on the role of Savior. Join us, as we journey more deeply into the life of Jesus.
As we begin this new message series, we encourage you to:
- Commit to joining us every week of this series.
- Commit to reading through this Reading Guide, reflecting and journaling through the questions provided within each daily reading.
- Use a good Study Bible and/or other resources as you read through this Reading Guide. Refer to https://southridgeblog.com/study-bible-info for more information on many excellent Study Bibles available today.
- Write down questions you have about what you’re reading, and take opportunities to seek out answers to those questions.