Pray and Worship Night!
I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to tonight! Please continue to be in prayer for SBC, as we continue to seek the best plan for our church body.
Read: Hebrews 9
I love the book of Hebrews. In this book, there is so much meat to chew on. I pray that you are encouraged by this book.
1. A foreshadowing. In the Old Testament, we see a sacrificial system for the atonement of sin. Goats, rams, bulls, sheep, and more for the forgiveness of sin. In the temple, that is a mere resemblance of the real Temple. This is an obvious foreshadowing of the one true sacrifice to come. That sacrifice is in Christ Jesus. I don’t think that I take enough time daily, to thank the Lord for that great sacrifice.
2. Once and for all. Another thing about the Old Testament sacrifices is that they had to be repeated. Every year, the day of atonement would come. With Christ, He was sacrificed once and for all. No more would blood have to be shed for sin. The perfect and spotless sacrifice covered sin. Let us sing and celebrate our atonement for sin!
I leave you with this prayer from the Valley of Vision.
It is the flame of my life to worship thee,
the crown and glory of my soul to adore thee,
heavenly pleasure to approach thee.
Give me power by thy Spirit to help me
that I may forget the world,
be brought into fullness of life,
be refreshed, comforted, blessed.
Give me knowledge of thy goodness
that I might not be over-awed by thy greatness;
Give me Jesus, Son of Man, Son of God,
that I might not be terrified,
but be drawn near with filial love,
with holy boldness;
He is my Mediator, Brother, Interpreter,
Branch, Daysman, Lamb;
him I glorify,
in him I am set on high.
Crowns to give I have none,
but what thou hast given I return,
content to feel that everything is mine
when it is thine,
and the more fully mine when I have yielded it
Let me live wholly to my Saviour,
free from distractions,
from carking care,
from hindrances to the pursuit
of the narrow way.
I am pardoned through the blood of Jesus —
give me a new sense of it,
continue to pardon me by it,
may I come every day to the fountain,
and every day be washed anew,
that I may worship thee always
in spirit and truth.
Amen and Amen!