Sermons on Sacrifice

We Do Not Inherit Sin!

EZEKIEL 18 God purposely taught that we do not inherit sin (v.1-4). Why was it important in Ezekiel’s day for them to know this? Why is it so important in our day for us to know this? (Psalm 51:5; 71:6) A righteous man will surely live (v.5-9). Why aren’t the righteous punished for the sins…

Using God

II KINGS 16 Instead of serving God, Ahaz chose to worship idols (v.1-4). What is the motivation behind idolatry? How does the idolatry of Colossians 3:5 demonstrate that truth? Instead of trusting God, Ahaz chose to trust in Assyria (v. 5-9). Why would we choose to trust earthly sources above God? Again, what is the…

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

JOB 19:25-27 In Joshua and soon in Ruth we read about a ‘kinsman-redeemer’ (Ruth 2:20). How did a kinsman redeemer bless those who were in need? What protection was possible because of a kinsman-redeemer? Job, in the midst of trials trusted in his redeemer (Job 19:25-27). In the face of such terrible trials, how could…

Separated unto the Lord

NUMBERS 6 The vow of a Nazarite is “a vow of separation unto the LORD” (v.1-4). In what sense did I make a vow of separation unto my wife? How does our separation unto our wife/husband reveal the Nazarite purpose? The vow of a Nazarite separated from anything that would defile (v.3-8). How careful did…

Covered by the Blood

LEVITICUS 16 The high priest had to be holy to offer a sacrifice for the people (v.11-14). Why would the high priest need to offer a sacrifice for His sins? How is our sacrifice superior to theirs? (II Corinthians 5:21) The forgiveness of sins requires a blood sacrifice (v.15-19). What is the logic behind a…

Made Like His Brothers

HEBREWS 2:5-18 Instead of subjecting the world to angels, God gave man that role (v.5-9). What can we know about the relative position of angels and mankind? How does the marginal reading of “a little while” help us understand? The One perfected through suffering makes us holy and family (v.10-11). What hope can we have…

Why Did Jesus Come?

JOHN 10:10 Jesus came so that we can have life abundantly (John 10:10). How is life more abundant with our Good Shepherd? How many people would describe you as living abundantly? What can we do to better realize this abundant life? Jesus gives abundant life to those who follow Him (Luke 9:23). How does Jesus’…

We Are Convinced

II CORINTHIANS 5:14-17 Christ’s love compels those who are convinced of His sacrifice (v.14). All the major translations agree: “because we have concluded this” –ESV; “because we are convinced” –NIV; “having concluded this” – NAS; “because we thus judge” –KJV What is the reason that Christ’s love compels or doesn’t compel you? What has or…

Amazing Our World

ACTS 5:12-16 Biblical miracles will amaze our world (v.12). What was it about the apostolic signs and wonders that amazed the people? What is accomplished when we try to claim second-class miracles today? The unity of believers will amaze our world (v.12). What is it about the unity of the church that amazes others? How…

More Than Just Looking

JAMES 1:22-25 When we merely listen to the word, we deceive ourselves (v.22). Why is just feeling convicted not enough? How are we deceiving ourselves when we don’t put it into practice? We need to learn a lesson from our mirrors (v.23-24). Why is this one of the all-time great illustrations? What is wrong with…