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…

Engage in Prayer

It should be the goal of every believer to engage. God did not save us to just sit on the sidelines. Our level of engagement is directly connected to our love for Jesus. The more we love Jesus, the more spiritually engaged we will be. We will never experience true revival without spiritual engagement. We…

The Resurrected Life – Psalm 23:6

Jesus, our Shepherd, showers us with goodness and mercy. He gives us an eternal home in glory. This is made possible by the fact that He went through the valley of the shadow of death for us. He went to the cross and took on death in our place. Thanks be to God, He conquered…

The Shadow of Death – Psalm 23:4-5

Death is something that none of us care to talk about. We would rather just ignore it and not think about it. Death is dark. Death is full of sorrow. Death is painful. Death is something that we fear. The shadow of death that the Psalmist refers to is a picture of the cross of…

He restores my soul – Psalm 23:3

A year or so ago my wife found a piece of furniture that was for free. Someone just wanted to get it out of their house. It was a chest of drawers that was very old and scuffed up. We needed something to use as an entertainment center. So, I took out a couple of…