Showing posts with label Priest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Priest. Show all posts

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday - Ezekiel's Call - Ezekiel 3:1-11 - 7/23/17

Ezekiel was a priest by training, a prophet by God's call.

Ezekiel received vivid visions and delivered powerful messages.

Ezekiel served as God's messenger during Israel's captivity in Babylon.

God shaped Ezekiel character to fit his mission - a tough and stalwart man to reach a hard and stubborn people (Ezekiel 3:8).

In Ezekiel's vision, he ate God's message and found the spiritual food not only good for him, but also sweet as honey. If you "digest" God's Word, you will find that not only does it make you stronger in your faith, but its wisdom sweetens your life. You need to feed yourself spiritually just as you do physically. You must make digesting God's Word a regular part of your life.

God makes his followers strong enough to stand against anything or anyone, including those who hate what is right. Just as God gave Ezekiel tough love (a strong face) and tough faith (a hard forehead), he wants to give you stability, perseverance and insight you need to live up to the great task he has given you. Give yourself over to God's conditioning, and let him get your life in shape.

Ezekiel was to receive God's words in his heart before preaching them to others. God's message must sink deep into your heart and show in your actions before you can effectively help others understand and apply it.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible, KJV; Tyndale Publishers Inc.; Wheaton, IL

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Purpose - Love for God - Living for Jesus

Romans 12:1 & I Corinthians 15:58

When sacrificing an animal according to God's Law, a priest killed the animal, cut it in pieces, & placed it on the altar. Sacrifice was important, but even in the OT God make it clear that obedience from the heart was much more important. God wants us to offer ourselves, not animals, as living sacrifices - daily laying aside our own desires to follow him, putting all our energy & resources at his disposal & trusting him to guide us.

Paul said that because of the resurrection, nothing we do is wasted. But if we maintain a heavenly perspective, we understand that we don't see the good that results from our efforts. Do the good that you have opportunity to do, knowing your work will have eternal results.

Reference summary used from the KJV Life Application Bible, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday - Birth of John the Baptist Foretold - Luke 1:8-20 - 12/18/16

The angel Gabriel foretelleth to Zacharias the birth & office of John;

Verse 8 ... And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priest's office before God ... in the of his course,

I Chronicles 24:19 ... These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aa'ron their father, as the LORD God of Is'ra-el had commanded him.

Luke 1:9 ... According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was ... to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

I Samuel 2:28 ... And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Is'ra-el to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? & did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Is'ra-el?

Luke 1:10 ... And, the whole multitude of the people were playing without at the time of incense.

Leviticus 18:17 ... (Unlawful marriages.) Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman & her daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswoman: it is wickedness.

Luke 1:11 ... And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of ... the altar of incense.

Exodus 30:1 ... (The altar of incense.) AND thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.

Luke 1:12 ... And when Zach-a-ri'as saw him, he was troubled, & fear fell upon him.

Acts 10:4 ... (The vision of Cornelius.) And when he looked on him, he was afraid, & said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers & thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

Luke 1:13 ... But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zach-a-ri'as: for thy prayer is heard; & thy wife E-lis'a-beth shall bear thee a son, & ... thou shalt called his name John.

Luke 1:60,68 ... And his mother answered & said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

Blessed be the Lord God of Is'ra-el; for he hath visited & redeemed his people.

Luke 1:14 ... And thou shalt have joy & gladness; & ... many shall rejoice at his birth.

Luke 1:58 ... And her neighbors & her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; & they rejoiced with her.

Luke 1:15 ... For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, & ... shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; & he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, ...

Numbers 6:3 ... He shall separate himself from wine & strong drink, & shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.

Luke 1:15 ... even from his mother's womb.

Galatians 1:15 ... But when it pleased God,who separated me from my mother's womb.

Galatians 1:15 ... But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, & called me by his grace.

Luke 1:16 ... And many of the children of Is'ra-el shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Malachi 4:5,6 ... (The coming of Elijah the prophet.) Behold, I will send you E-li'jah the prophet beore the coming of the great & dreadful day of the LORD:

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, & the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come & smite the earth with a curse.

Luke 1:17 ... And he shall go before him in the Spirit & power of E-li'as, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, & the disobedient ... (by) to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Mark 9:12 ... And he answered & told them, E-li'as verily cometh first, & restoreth all things; & how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, & be set at nought.

Luke 1:18 ... And Zach-a-ri'as said unto the angel, ... Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, & my wife well stricken in years.

Genesis 17:17 ... (Issac is promised.) Then A'bra-ham fell upon his face, & laughed, & said in his heart, shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? & shall Sa'rah, that is ninety years old, bear?

Luke 1:19 ... And the angel answering said unto him, I am ... Ga'bri-el, that stand in the presence of God; & am sent to speak unto thee, & to shew thee these glad tidings.

Hebrews 1:14 ... Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Luke 1:20 ... And behold ... thou shalt be dumb, & not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou be dumb, & not able to speak, unto the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Ezekiel 3:26 ... And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt not be to them ... (a man reproving) a reprover: ... for they are a rebellious house.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Choosing the Right Gift ... 12/13/2015 Sunday School Summary

Sunday School Lesson Summary . Hebrews . Leviticus . Deuteronomy . Isaiah . Micah . Romans . I Corinthians .

I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service... Romans 12: 1 KJV

Devotional Reading: Hebrews 11:4-16

Background Scripture: Leviticus 22:17-33; 23:9-14, 31-32; Deuteronomy 22:6-7; Isaiah 1:10-20; Micah 6:6-8; Romans 12:1-2; I Corinthians 10:14-22

Print Passage: Leviticus 22:17-25, 31-33

The Pentateuch (Law/Torah) became a separate book, it is the continuing of the priestly tradition extends without interruption of the first ten chapters of Numbers.

The nearness of God not only accentuates the people's sense of sin but prompts them to turn to God in sacrificial service of worship. According to the priestly witness, God has provided the means of atonement and forgiveness whereby the community is restored to wholeness and is reconciled to him.

Monday - 12/7/15 -Living Sacrifice - Psalm/Tehillim 40:1-8

Tuesday - 12/8/15 - Contrite Sacrifice - Psalm/Tehillim 51:15-19

Wednesday - 12/9/15 - Loving Sacrifice - Mark 12:28-34a

Thursday - 12/10/15 - Complete Sacrifice - Romans 12:1-8

Friday - 12/11/15 - Faithful Sacrifice - Hebrews 11:4-16

Saturday - 12/12/15 - Perfect Sacrifice - I John 4:9-16

Sunday - 12/13/15 - Acceptable Offerings - Leviticus 22:17-25, 31-33

Reference used/taken from: KJV, & The New Oxford Annotated Bible with The Apocrypha