Nehemiah Part XIX - Ministers of the Old Covenant (12:1-26 Part One)
Today in Nehemiah, the author lists the principle ministers, priests and Levites, who served in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah. We are going to use this list as an opportunity to learn about the ministers of the Old Covenant. Where did the ministry originate, what were the basic responsibilities of the priests and Levites, and why is it that we no longer have priests and Levites in the Church? These are the questions we’ll answer this week, paving the way for next week examining the work of the ministry in the New Covenant.
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.