Posts Tagged ‘ Sacrifice ’

VerseD: Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1, ESV

Because of Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead, all of our got and Shane is washed away. Each and every part of our sin is removed. We are free from eternal consequences of our sin.

VerseD: Luke 22:42

saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
Luke 22:42, ESV

Jesus did not enjoy His greatest work, preferring another way. Yet, His obedience to the point of death on the cross is not only our joy but also our example of faithfulness to God and spreading the Gospel.

VerseD: John 1:29

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
John 1:29, ESV

John the Baptist recognized Jesus as our sacrifice and Shepherd, our Lord and Friend.
Like John, w should proclaim the Son of God who has redeemed us from our sin, who has come and is coming again!

VerseD: John 15:2

Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:2, ESV

God expects us to be in His Word and sharing the gospel with others as we sacrificially help others in the name of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
To not do these may indicate we are not a part of the Vine.

VerseD: Numbers 18:31

And you may eat it in any place, you and your households, for it is your reward in return for your service in the tent of meeting.
Numbers 18:31, ESV

Ministers receive their portion of the offering as a gift from the Lord.
Likewise, we take the Gospel with us, that we partake in Christ’s inheritance by His sacrifice, and we share it with all who will receive it.

VerseD: Numbers 18:27

And your contribution shall be counted to you as though it were the grain of the threshing floor, and as the fullness of the winepress.
Numbers 18:27, ESV

Ministers receive the tenth from the people and then also tithe, but God sees the minister’s tithe as it’s own separate offering.
This, too, is a shadow of Christ’s substitionary sacrifice, that He offered Himself in our place but it is seen as our own peace offering before God.
His sacrifice, our reward.

VerseD: Numbers 18:11

This also is yours: the contribution of their gift, all the wave offerings of the people of Israel. I have given them to you, and to your sons and daughters with you, as a perpetual due. Everyone who is clean in your house may eat it.
Numbers 18:11, ESV

God provides for His servants, those who tend to His Temple. In Christ, all Christians are and tend to His Temple, the Church.
How much does He want to provide for us?

VerseD: Psalm 113:3

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!
Psalm 113:3 ESV

Who loves us like our Creator and Redeemer? May we follow His example and give Him glory as we love others with His abiding, sacrificial love.

VerseD: Philippians 2:5

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus
Philippians 2:5, ESV

This life is not about us. Life is about glorifying God and serving others with humble, sacrificial love.

VerseD: Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Luke 6:35, ESV

Just as Christ gave up His life and served others – we humans who killed Him – we ought to serve others sacrificially,  even those who mistreat us.