Consecration of Priests

Exodus 28-29


Israel’s priests are the mediators between the holy God and a sinful people, representing God to the people and the people to God. They were to stand before the Lord for the people: offering gifts and sacrifices for sins, helping those who are ignorant or astray, teaching the people, and interceding in prayer. In their consecration, the priest put the blood of a ram on their earlobes, thumbs, and big toes. This represent the priests becoming hearers of the word and mediators of God, giving an example to the people of how to walk.

Yet, all these men died but we know a high priest who lives forever. He did what those high priests could not do, and was what they could not have become: God’s true and perfect son. Jesus perfectly represents God to us, because he is God, and he perfectly atones for our sin by offering himself to God in our place, dying our death for sin, and living forever to make intercession on our behalf.

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8 Aug 2021

Andrew Grills

Andrew is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Geelong. He has spent most of his life as an officer in the Australian Army. Graduating with the Sword of Honour from the Australian Defence Force Academy, he served in Infantry and Intelligence, including operations in East Timor with the commandos. He holds a postgraduate degree in International Relations from Oxford University and an MDiv from Ridley College. Andrew later became an Army Chaplain at the Australian Recruit Training Centre at Kapooka, before leaving the full time Army in 2013 to plant City on a Hill Geelong. Andrew has been married to his beautiful wife Danna for over 20 years and has five young children. He loves the ocean, traveling, camping, playing with his kids (including attending their innumerable sporting matches), and reading military history.

2 Aug 2021

Neil Castle

Neil is the Executive Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He is married to Kirsty and has two children. He loves music, playing guitar, and wrestling with his kids. Neil has a Bachelor of Theology from Ridley College, and a Diploma of Music from Box Hill Institute.

1 Aug 2021

Dave Miers

Dave Miers is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill: Brisbane. He is the husband to Rowena, and they have three children: Sam, Tom, and Beth. He loves Jesus and is passionate about using new mediums to communicate the timeless message of Christ crucified and risen. Dave is a member of Acts 29 and also an ordained Anglican Minister. In his downtime, he enjoys soccer, sushi, and sunsets.

1 Aug 2021

Matt Keller

Matt is the Director of our Next Generation ministries. As such, each week he experiences the joy of investing in the health, unity and growth of our children's and youth ministry volunteers and staff. Matt is an ordained Anglican minister who has been involved in kids and youth work for around 25 years, and still feels he has the greatest job in the world. He also loves reading, watching movies, playing basketball and surfing with his children Anastasia, Xander and Mali and spending time with his wife Emilie.

25 Jul 2021

Leigh DiProse

Leigh and his wife Helen have been married for 45 years. Together they have had 43 years in Baptist Pastoral ministry in both country and city church landscapes. Being farm raised, both Leigh and Helen love animals and country culture. Together they have complemented one another in ministry as a dynamic team. With four children and nine grandchildren, they are now regularly involved in their 'Ma and Pa' roles! Since retiring from full time ministry he has set up a ministry called ‘Roving Revs’ to give encouraging support to Pastors for ministry continuance. He also serves as lay pastor at City on a Hill Melbourne West where his key responsibilities entail praying, mentoring, discipling, showing pastoral care, encouraging evangelism, preaching and teaching and lending support to the pastoral team.