The Choice of Giving

                Just like most things in life, giving is a choice. For the believer and for members of the local church, giving is an expectation, however, we still have the choice as to whether or not we fulfill that expectation. We give, not because it is expected of us, rather, because our heart is aligned…

The Means of Giving

Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there…

The Character of Giving

Giving is not something that we typically enjoy talking about. We are constantly bombarded with requests to give to various non-profit organizations. Therefore, when we go to church the last thing we want to hear from the pastor is a sermon on giving. This feeling of dread that we may have when we think of…

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…

ENGAGE in BIBLE STUDY

2 Timothy 2:15 says, Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” In the context of this passage, Paul is giving instruction to Timothy concerning his ministry. He tells Timothy that in order for him to serve well, he must be a…