Midweek Message

LABC Update – Saturday, March 16, 2024

Jim Hopkins

March 14, 2024

Hebrews 5:5 So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you.”

One of the lectionary readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (tomorrow) is Hebrews 5:5-10. In this text the 1st century CE preacher drives home the point that Jesus is a worthy high priest. Our cultural encyclopedias are vastly different than those of the original hearers of Hebrews so the imagery of Jesus the High Priest may not immediately speak to us.

However, in that the High Priest was a bridge between heaven and earth, we do well to listen in. Where would we be without bridges? Where would the Bay Area be without the Golden Gate, the Richmond-San Rafael, the San Mateo, the Dumbarton and the Bay Bridges?

If bridges spanning the bay matter, bridges that connect the human and the divine, the temporal and the eternal, must matter even more. Hence, the imagery of Jesus the High Priest, Jesus the trustworthy bridge, is worth taking to heart.

Today on LABC Zoom – Pastor Carolyn leads A Time For Prayer 10:00

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Join us tomorrow as we welcome Sergio’s family to LABC! There is still time to let Paige know that you will bring something to the Coffee Hour.

Members of LABC are invited to represent us as this meeting
Topic: Evergreen March Quarterly Business Meeting
Time: Mar 16, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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