For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.…
I. THE PRIESTHOOD OF MELCHISEDEC COMBINED WITH IT REGAL AUTHORITY.
II. THE PRIESTHOOD OF MELCHISEDEC WAS FOR MANKIND RATHER THAN FOR A CLASS.
III. THE PRIESTHOOD OF MELCHISEDEC WAS MORALLY INFLUENTIAL. It touched the heart of Abraham, so that he "gave the tenth of the spoils."
1. Christ's priestly blessings, wherever truly received, will awaken gratitude.
2. Gratitude awakened will prompt generous contributions.
3. Such contributions are the only legitimate secular instrumentality for promoting the gospel.
IV. THE PRIESTHOOD OF MELCHISEDEC HAD NO HUMAN ANCESTRY.
V. THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST REMAINS FOR EVER WITHOUT A SUCCESSOR.
Parallel VersesKJV: For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.