HE IS RISEN! On this Resurrection Sunday, we look at the the events of Holy Week. On "Good Friday," Jesus suffered and died on the cross. It is "good" because through His death, the penalty for sin was paid in full. No debt is owed to God anymore! Pastor Scott spends some time talking about sin, what it is and the devastating impact it has on every facet of life. Jesus sacrificed Himself because "In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" (Hebrews 9:22, NIV). The five marks of genuine repentance are also discussed. The service ended with the singing of "In Christ Alone." Here is a link to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENtL_li4GbE
The people were back at Kadesh-Barnea, ready to take the Promised Land. They had a new leader, Joshua, but they were still lacking a few divine weapons. In this part of the story, we see the importance of God's Word, prayer, and identification with God, in the success of any endeavor. These three weapons are still useful today.
This part of "The Story" finds the nation of Israel leaving Mt. Sinai and heading toward the Promised Land. They do a lot of complaining about the trip, the food, the water, and the leadership. Each time, God gets angry and rebukes them strongly for their lack of faith and trust. They refuse to listen to God and instead take the advice of ten men driven by fear. This costs them dearly. They spend 40 years wandering the wilderness. This story encourages us to truly trust God, let God lead, and to stay humble.
In this sermon, Pastor Scott discusses the "Rules of Engagement" that God gave Moses and the Israelite's in order to come and dwell with them. Each one of the commandments is briefly discussed, the Tabernacle is explained, and the sacrificial system is also explored. In all of this, we see that Christ was the last sacrifice needed for sin, the Holy Spirit now indwells believers, and Christ issued the only ROE we need, "Love God and Love Others."
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