Sunday Review, March 3, 2013
Well, another great day! I’m a couple of days late getting this Sunday Review typed out. I had the privilege of being at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s Empower Evangelism Conference held in Irving, Texas. More about that on my next post.
Sunday morning we studied Hebrews 5:1-10 – Jesus the Great High Priest. We are supposed to have a “representative” government here in the United States. When our forefathers began this Country, they thought it would be good to have different people to represent the people. We need representation. In addition, when you consider your standing with the Government of God, we need a representative. In the Old Testament, the high priest was the representative of people before Holy God. The Aaronic priesthood was insufficient. Man needed someone who was a real person, was truly sympathetic with our weaknesses, who sacrificed and made offerings to God, and who did not exalt himself. That Person, the Great High Priest, is none other than Jesus Christ. (You can listen to the message by clicking here!)
Sunday evening we were in Exodus 13. God gave specific instructions to Moses for the people to celebrate what God did by preserving their firstborn sons and animals. The 10th plague on Egypt took the firstborn of Pharaoh, all of the Egyptians and even the firstborn of all their animals. But God commanded Moses to have the Israelites place the blood of a lamb on the doorposts and lintels of their doors. When the 10th plague arrived, the homes of the Israelites and those who followed the Hebrew God were passed over with the plague. God did all of this so that the Israelites would know that He is God — their God. (You can listen to the message by clicking here!)