Scripture Reading: Psalm 51:1-12
Songs: “Here I am to Worship”, “Knowing You” (Music Team)
Scripture Reading: Genesis 22:1-14
Hymnal #438: “Teach Me to Pray Lord” (Howard)
Prayers of the Saints and “The Lord’s Prayer”
Hymnal #545: “I am Bound for the Promised Land” (Howard)
Message: “What Sacrifice?”
Sermon Summary: Pastor Stanley shared words for us to consider as we work to understand what sacrifice is and means to us.
He also shared some good questions that we should ask:
Does God require sacrifice? Is there a cost for forgiveness?
As you ponder these, think of how you would answer these questions.
He also shared with us these verses from the Bible.
Hebrews 10:1-10 (The Perfect Sacrifice)
The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming,
not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all,
and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.
But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: ‘Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.’ Then I said, ‘Here I am, it is written about me in the scroll — I have come to do your will, my God’. First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” — though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.”
He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
1 John 2:1-2 (The Atoning Sacrifice)
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
If you would like to discuss this further, please know that you can reach out to Pastor Stanley directly or via our website.
Blue Hymnal #94: “Just as I Am” (Howard)
Close of service