Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the July 24th, 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 Sin Offering and Christ”. The main Scripture for the day is Leviticus 4. 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 4, Romans 8:3-4, Hebrews 9:12-14, 13:10-16, Psalm 130:3-4.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
2nd Helvetic Confession, Chapter 20 Of Holy Baptism: What it means to be baptized
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and reflect on Ligonier’s Devotional, “The Sin Offering”
Read and reflect on Bob Deffinbaugh’s article, “The Sin Offering.”
The Sermon will be available online on July 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm.