A Priest in the Order of Melchizedek
1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
2 to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.
3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.
4 Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils.
5 And those indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest’s office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from Abraham.
6 But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.
7 But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.
8 In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on.
9 And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes,
10 for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.
Just a quick reminder, if you have kids who are in junior high and high school, we have two youth meetings every week.
One is on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:15 p.m. and the other is on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
If they haven’t attended before, just have them show up and our leaders will take care of welcoming them, registering them, and getting them plugged into Central's youth ministry.
March 31 is Easter! First off, we have invitations for you to invite your friends and family. Pick some up in the lobby as you leave.
Our Easter services will be sunrise at 6:30 a.m., and our normal service times at 9:00 and 10:45.
For Good Friday, we are bringing back the Stations of the Cross. It’s an experience involving all your senses as you travel down the road Jesus went during Passion Week.
The stations will be set up for you to walk through from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Our Good Friday Cross-raising ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. It’s a brief, but powerful service and you don’t want to miss it.
We’ve prepared a weekly devotional for you to follow along with as we ready our hearts for Easter. It’s called the Road to Easter and you can access it on our Central App or on our website.
This week’s topics are The Passover, Triumphal Entry, and Palm Sunday.
We encourage you to follow along each week in March, leading up to Easter.
2024 is our year at Central to focus on prayer. To help you in that journey we have prayer bookmarks available at the counter in the lobby. We have designated 12 areas to focus your prayers throughout the year.
March’s prayer topic is Salvation: I want to encourage you as you spend time in God’s Word each day, prayerfully consider how you see the saving message of the Cross of Jesus Christ and how you share the gospel with those around you.