Every believer has a unique ministry—and the ability to carry it out. But how do we understand our priesthood in the context of the church? Do our pastors have greater access to God? If they don’t, do we need church offices at all? The health of the church depends on correctly understanding our encouraging position in Christ. Pastor Craig Troxel first lays a foundation on Christ’s priesthood, examining both Christ’s past priestly work at his death and his present priestly work in his intercession for us in heaven. Troxel then charts an approach for living out our own priesthood every day, in whatever work God is calling us to do. Discussion questions and action points help us to apply what we’ve learned.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework—otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
“The priesthood of all believers is a doctrine more often mentioned than truly understood. In this booklet, Craig Troxel anchors the idea firmly in the work of Christ and demonstrates how this provides a solid foundation for one of the most important and practical Christian teachings.”
—Carl R. Trueman, Author, The Creedal Imperative