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One of our Christmas traditions is to read about the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer (John 3:16-17). Go to Matthew 1 & 2, Luke 2:1-14 and Isaiah 9:6 in the Bible. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
As we head into Christmas week, Sunday’s message from Senior Pastor William Rice, Calvary Baptist Church was titled “The Greatest Glory” based on Hebrews 3 and 7.
“For Jesus is considered worthy of more clogy than Moses…” – Hebrews 3:3 HCSB
Pastor Rice looked at why does Jesus possess more glory?
1. The Glory of a Better (New) Covenant – agreement between God and His people.
“Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.” – Hebrews 7:22
Pastor Rice said Jesus is a better priest (mediator between God and sinners, better sacrifice (died once, overcame death and rose again to take away the sins of many people) and better promises.
“Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.” – Hebrews 7:27
“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.” – Hebrews 8:6
2. The Glory of a Better Confidence (Courage)
“But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, (if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.” – Hebrews 3:6
“You can rest in the redemption of life of what Jesus and God has done for you. That is the Glory of Christ,” said Pastor Rice.
This week’s daily Bible verses from Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, Florida:
Monday: Isaish 9:6
Tuesday: John 5:23
Wednesday, Christmas Eve: Isaiah 43:10-11
Thursday, Christmas Day: John 8:24
Friday: Acts 4:12
Weekends: Romans 8