It Is Finished
Day – Hebrews 12
Night – James 1
Day – John 19
Night – John 20
Day – Luke 14
Night – John 4
Day – John 17
Night – Matthew 26
Day – James 1
Night – Hebrews 3
Faith in The Passover
In this series on the subject of the Blood of Jesus we are reminding ourselves of just how important His blood was and is in the life of the believer today. And it is most fitting as we celebrate His death burial and resurrection that we do so.
1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Faith in His Blood
We began a new series a week ago on a subject that I don’t believe I have taught since we became a congregation. The Title of this new series is called The Blood of Jesus. And
specifically today we will look at having Faith In His Blood. But how I am led to look at it tonight is by looking at a passage of scripture that talks about having Faith In His Name.
>The man was healed by faith in the Name of Jesus.
>But where is the faith?!
>As we look through this story we will see the many evidences that indeed this man had faith in the Name.
>Now the same way you can have faith in the Name you can also have faith in the blood of Jesus
Faith in His Blood
We are beginning a new series tonight on a subject that I don’t believe I have taught since we became a congregation. The Title of this new series is called The Blood of Jesus. And specifically today we will look at having Faith In His Blood.
>He brings into his discussion the righteousness of God, so let’s just take a moment to remind ourselves what it is.
>Righteousness means in its simplest form right-ness. Being or doing right.
>For the New Testament believer, it means being able to stand in the presence of God without the sense of condemnation fear guilt or inferiority; and as if sin has never before existed.
>So this WITHOUT THE LAW is manifested… He is writing to groups of people who were very familiar with The Law and in some cases were Jews.
>Righteousness is BY faith
>Justified means declared righteous. We were declared righteous freely by His GRACE. Now he brings in another yet all important factor into the equation. Grace is the biggest word in the New Testament. In its most simplest definition it has been defined as unmerited favor.
>All three are gifts, but specifically grace is gift from God which is unmerited.
>Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. ILL: Raffle ticket. Go and redeem your prize.
>But what was the cost that had to be paid for your life? How much did it cost for you to be redeemed? What is your price? Everybody can be bought…
>God set Jesus forth to be a offering!
>Faith is a firm persuasion; a conviction based upon hearing.
How to Dawn The Glory
We are concluding our study today on the subject of the Glory of God. It has been said prophetically that this year the church must dawn the Glory. The Word of the Lord came to me around the end of last year and set a course for us and the basis of that word is taken from this passage of Scripture.
God will fill this house and specifically He will fill this house with the Glory of God. So we have endeavored to prepare ourselves for what is to come and to increase our expectation of it. We have been gaining the light of the knowledge of the Glory of The Lord, as it says in 2 Corinthians 4.
Tonight let’s find out How to Dawn the Glory!
1 Kings 8:6-11
>Now this is a very important passage of Scripture because it details for us some very important factors as it relates to the Glory of God filling a place.
>It says here that the priests were not able to stand to minister… Can you imagine what it would be like to have a service in which God interrupts with the very essence of Himself, so much so that pastors and ministers are not able to continue as normal?
>To get the greatest benefit and understanding of what took place let’s start back in verse 1.
1 Kings 8:1
>Now any time you hear about the Ark of the Covenant in the Word of God don’t think Raiders of the Lost Ark or Noah’s ark.
>The Ark of the Covenant was a container that Moses had constructed after having spent so much time with God on the mountain. God gave him great details about how things were to be constructed like the tabernacle, etc.
>The Ark of the Covenant represents the presence of God. Let me explain that from the Scripture. Don’t just take my word for it.
2 Samuel 6:1-23
>He went to bring the Ark of God… And it says that David played before the Lord.
>It’s not quite clear as to what it was about the way they did it the first time. But evidently there was something about the way he did it the second time that allowed them to make it all the way.
>vs. 14 says that he danced before the Lord with all his might. And the people also ushered in the “ark” (presence of the Lord) with shouting.
>This is How to Dawn the Glory of God.
1 Kings 8:1
>From 2 Samuel to 1 Kings we have recorded the life and reign of David. And 1 Kings begins with David’s death and Solomon’s first assignment as the new King: Build God’s House.
>Remember that in Haggai’s prophecy he refers to a former house and the glory of it…
>So now the temple is built and is about to be dedicated and before the service we get vs. 1.
1 Kings 8:1-5
>Notice how they usher in the ark! The significance for us is connected to a New Testament verse about sacrificing.
>Again, this is How to Dawn the Glory of God.
>Our praise and worship is important to the presence of God being ushered in to our services.
>In each of these verses we see the example of how we should worship God.