The Fellowship Offering and the Christian – Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the July 10th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on how the Old Testament Sacrifices pointed to Christ, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “The Fellowship Offering and the Christian”. The main Scripture for the day is Leviticus 3. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.
(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)
From the Scriptures
Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:
Read or listen to Leviticus 3, Leviticus 7:11-38, Ephesians 2:13-18.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
Heidelberg Catechism Questions 77-79
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
Let the peace of God reign (Hillsong): Lyrics, Video
I’ve God Peace like a River: Lyrics, Video
It is well with my soul: Lyrics, Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and reflect on Ligonier’s Devotional, “The Peace Offering”
Read the Jewish Encyclopedia on the Peace Offering, here.
Read and reflect on Duncan Heaster’s The Death of the Cross section on The Breaking of Bread as a Peace Offering.
The Sermon will be available online on July 10, 2016 at 12:38 pm.