Jesus Christ the Priest

Exodus, Sermon Preparation

May 22, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday Exodus 28-29; Revelation 22:4
Why are the priestly garments such a focus here? What do we learn about the priesthood from these passages?  Why might this be important for us?

Tuesday Leviticus 8
What strikes you about the role of the priest in Israel?  What do we learn about the priesthood from this passage?  How does this instruct us in our following of Christ?

Wednesday Psalm 110; Hebrews 5:1-10
What does this passage teach us about the priestly office and its importance for us?

Thursday Hebrews 4:14-15; 7:1-8:13
How is Jesus the fulfillment of Israel’s priestly office?  How is he a better priest than Aaron and his sons?  How does this challenge, comfort and encourage us?

Friday Hebrews 9-10
Why is Jesus Christ the Great High Priest?  How does this truth change our lives today?  Forever?

Saturday John 17; Romans 8:34
How is Jesus Christ acting as our priest right now? In what ways might understanding this make our lives distinct from someone who doesn’t know this?

A Different Gospel

Exodus, Galatians, Sermon Preparation

March 29, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday Galatians 1:1-10; Exodus 32
Why is Paul so astonished?

Tuesday Genesis 19:12-26; Exodus 16:1-8; Hebrews 6:1-12
Why is “turning back” so wrong in these passages from God’s perspective? How can you apply it in your life?

Wednesday Jeremiah 23:9-22; Ezekiel 3; I Thessalonians 2:1-16
The message of apostles, prophets, even angels are only to be accepted if what?

Thursday Esther 1; Matthew 22:1-14
To be called and refuse to come – why is that so bad in these verses?

Friday Ezra 4:1-6; Nehemiah 4; Galatians 1:6-8; Matthew 16:21-23
“There are some who trouble you” – about what? How can you apply this?

Saturday I Samuel 17; Isaiah 30:1-7; 31:1-3; Romans 1:16-17; 3:21-30
What’s the bottom line (i.e. the truth of the gospel)?

Biblical Church Government – Membership

Exodus, Hebrews, Sermon Preparation

January 25, 2009 – Morning Worship

MondayExodus 24; Hebrews 9:15-10:25
See that we are to publicly affirm our covenant with God.

TuesdayMatthew 16:13-20; 18:15-20; Exodus 18
Do these texts teach us anything about church membership?

WednesdayActs 6:1-7; I Timothy 3:1-13
Who is allowed to vote for church officers? Why?

ThursdayJeremiah 23; Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 5:1-5
Who are the elders to keep watch over?

FridayI Corinthians 5; Leviticus 24:10-16
Who are the ones that the church is commanded to judge?

SaturdayI Corinthians 11:17-34; Genesis 1-14
Who should be allowed to take the Lord’s supper? Why?

Biblical Church Government

Ephesians, Exodus, Sermon Preparation

January 18, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday Exodus 3; Ephesians 1:1-14; 5:25; Deuteronomy 7
What is God’s perspective of the church?

Tuesday Romans 10; 16:5; Matthew 18:15-20; 28:18-20
What is man’s (our) perspective of the church?

Wednesday Exodus 18; 24:1; Acts 6:1-7; 14:23; 20:17-38
The church is ruled by Jesus on His Word through elders and deacons.

Thursday Psalm 15; Jeremiah 23:1-22; I Timothy 3:1-13
See the qualifications for elders and deacons.

Friday Acts 13:1-3; 15:1-35
See how the churches are connected to one another.

Saturday Matthew 16:13-20; Acts 20:17-38; I Timothy 4:6-16
How does Jesus protect His church?

The Lord’s Supper and Church Discipline

Exodus, I Corinthians, Sermon Preparation

January 11, 2008 – Morning Worship

MondayI Corinthians 5; Exodus 22
Why is the church to exercise church discipline?

TuesdayMatthew 18:15-20; I Corinthians 1-22
Why do we connect church discipline with participation in the Lord’s Supper?

WednesdayMatthew 16:13-20; 18:15-20
What does it mean for the elders to exercise “the keys to the kingdom” and “the power to bind and loose”?

ThursdayDeuteronomy 13; Leviticus 20
See Old Testament examples of the Lord’s desire that the people of God remove sins from their midst?

FridayMatthew 7:1-7; I Corinthians 5 (esp. vs. 12)
How are we to both be non-judgmental and to judge those inside the church?

SaturdayHebrews 12:3-17; II Samuel 12:1-15
Why should the exercise of church discipline in the church encourage us?

The Way We Worship

Exodus, Sermon Preparation

September 7, 2008 – Morning Worship

MondayExodus 20:4-5; Leviticus 26:1-2; Romans 1:18-25
What do these verses teach us about worship?

TuesdayExodus 32; Jeremiah 2:9-13
See how easily God’s people can fall into what?

WednesdayDeuteronomy 6:10-15; Leviticus 23
Worship is not only inward and private, but also outward and public. Why?

ThursdayActs 2:42; I Kings 8
In Acts 2:42 we see the main elements of New Testament worship – what are they?

FridayPsalms 149, 150; Ephesians 5:19-20; James 5:13
Singing praises and thanksgivings, etc. to God is part of worship. Why?

SaturdayRomans 10:8-17; II Timothy 4:1-8; I Timothy 4:13
Why are preaching, teaching and the public reading of Scripture so central to our worship of God?