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Epistle Reflection

We have come to God who is the judge of all,
and the spirits of the good, made perfect;
we have come to Jesus, mediator of the new covenant.

New Testament Reading - Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All

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4For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats really to take away sins.a

5That is why Christ said as he came into the world, “O God, the blood of bulls and goats cannot satisfy you, so you have made ready this body of mine for me to lay as a sacrifice upon your altar. 6You were not satisfied with the animal sacrifices, slain and burnt before you as offerings for sin. 7Then I said, ‘See, I have come to do your will, to lay down my life, just as the Scriptures said that I would.’”

8After Christ said this about not being satisfied with the various sacrifices and offerings required under the old system, 9he then added, “Here I am. I have come to give my life.”

He cancels the first system in favor of a far better one. 10Under this new plan we have been forgiven and made clean by Christ’s dying for us once and for all.

. . . . . Hebrews 10:4-10

Intercession

Pray for 3 people on your heart ending with the prayer below.

To you, O Lord, we lift our eyes;
to you, enthroned in the heavens.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Let our cry come before you, O Lord;
grant us understanding, according to your word.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Let your merciful goodness come to us, O Lord;
and your salvation, according to your promise.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Satisfy those who thirst,
and fill the hungry with good things.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Your kingship has dominion over all,
and with you is our redemption.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Amen.