Our Priesthood

Through Christ’s priestly work Christians become priests (10:10, 14; 2:10 f.). As priests they have access to God and can approach Him without having to make an offering for their sins (10:22); in coming they receive grace and mercy rather than give (4:16). But though the Christian priest need not bring sacrifice as a condition of approach to God, yet in thankfulness for that access he presents the sacrifice of praise and service (13:15, 16).

Ernest Best, “Spiritual Sacrifice:  General Priesthood in the New Testament,” Interpretation Journal 14 (1960): 286