Fundamentals of Worship: Trespass Offerings

Leviticus chapter five describes the procedures that were required for the children of Israel to make a sacrifice for trespasses that they committed. A trespass is essentially sinning against someone. It is not just a personal sin. It is a sin we commit they brings harm or has a negative affect on others. Leviticus chapter…

Fundamentals of Worship: Sin Offerings

When it comes to worship, one cannot rightly worship God when there is sin in his life that has not been dealt with. Therefore, in order to come into the presence of God, one must face the reality of his sin and seek forgiveness and cleansing. When it comes to our worship in the church,…

Fundamentals of Worship: Fellowship Offerings

There is a pattern that is seen in the Levitical sacrifices. This pattern reveals a picture of the cross of Christ and our relationship to Him. In the burnt offerings we learn how that all are welcomed to come into the presence of God come and worship Him because of what He did for us…

Fundamentals of Worship: The Grain Offering

The Burnt Offering seen in Leviticus chapter one describes the manner in which we should come into the presence of God for worship. The Grain Offering seen in Leviticus chapter two deals with a specific element of worship and that is our giving to the Lord. It parallels what we think of as giving of…

Fundamentals of Worship: Burnt Offerings

  Have you ever wondered what the sacrificial system in the Old Testament was all about? Why did God tell the children of Israel to perform so many sacrifices? Have you ever wondered how such information as given in the book of Leviticus applies to Christians today? In the sacrificial system described in the book…

Generational Differences in the Church

                  Generational differences and frustrations have been a part of life since the beginning of time. Every generation is different. Each generation develops their own culture and their own worldview. In the church, each generation sees things through the lenses of their specific cultural influences. For example, older generations may tend to be more…

Dealing with difficult situations

                  In positions of leadership that deals with people there is constant awareness of the issues and circumstances in people’s lives. As burdensome as this may be, such responsibility demands a certain level of calm, wisdom, and grace. There are times when we have the tendency to over complicate and over dramatize various situations…

God can still use you

I have read the Bible through many times. It never ceases to amaze me how God used such sinful people to carry out His work. There were always consequences for sin and there were times when God executed great wrath and judgment. However, think of names like: Jacob, Judah, Moses, Rahab, Saul, David, Solomon, Samson,…