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April 2 – Hebrews 5:4-10; “And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.  So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, THOU ART MY SON, TO DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE.  As he saith also in another place, THOU ART A PRIEST FOR EVER AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC.  Who in the day of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC.”

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November 13 – Hebrews 7:1-4; “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;  To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.  Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.”

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December 20 – Hebrews 1:3; “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

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Today we see that Jesus is the glory and the exact image of God and now sits down on His right hand, understanding this is a place of honor that He occupies. 

Can you just imagine?  Think for a moment about this scenario! 

The image He shines forth is neither a replica nor a reflection; it’s the exact image because Jesus is God.  

He is the sovereign God of all, Ruler, King, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Almighty God.  

It is by and through Him that God created everything. 

Psalm 2:6-7, Matt. 28:18, John 5:22, Isaiah 40:28, Romans 1:20, Job 42:2, Matthew 19:26, Daniel 4:35, Isaiah 44:24, Psalm 147:5… 

This Almighty God we worship purged our sins Himself because He wanted to.  His love is so great He chose to do this for us.  The sinless babe in the manger…

The LDS’s understanding and twisting of this verse has nothing to do with truth.

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“Seldom, in words as few, and with logic as persuasive, does Holy Writ set forth so clearly the nature and kind of Being that God is…Now Paul is saying that the resurrected Christ is in the express image of his Father’s person, which is to say that the Father also has a body of flesh and bones; or, as latter-day revelation—equally blunt, equally succinct, equally plain—says simply: “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit.” (D. & C. 130:22.).”  Bruce R. McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3: 136.

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December 1 – Hebrews 2:17-18; “Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”

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This month we’re going to be looking at the person of Jesus Christ.  We’ll be investigating the prophecies in the Old Testament, His earthly ministry and the crucifixion.  Use these as ways to witness to your Mormon friends. 

 Today we learn from His holy word that He makes intercession for us to reconcile us to God, but the Mormons would have you believe Jesus had to earn His way to the priesthood.

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“If a man gets a fullness of the priesthood of God, he has to get it in the same way that Jesus Christ obtained it, and that was by keeping all the commandments and obeying all the ordinances of the house of the Lord.”  Joseph Smith, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 vols., introduction and notes by B. H. Roberts, 5: 424.

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