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|The Brazen Altar|
|Hebrews 13:9-15 (Part of the Tabernacle, Covenant and a Priest series).|
Heb 9:24 this is reminding that it didn't involve God as a being but just as a symbolic figures.
The Bronzen Altar was 8ft wide and 8ft long, square and stood 5ft tall. Just a church, it's setup for sin to be brought up to God. The church is open just the gate for any and all. There was no steps to the altar, it was not allowed. Christ was a type of this altar. We have an altar where we bring our burdens. Christ was crucified on a hill, no steps in order to get there. Once He was at the top He was sacrificed. The common person could go to the altar but no further. The person with the sin would make the sacrifice and would lay their hands on the sacrifice to transfer their sin to the sacrifice. While this happened the priest would then kill the animal and capture it's blood. Then the blood would then be poured around the altar for the remission of the persons sin. Imagine Christ as He was whipped and His flesh was torn. Walking to His cross leaving a trail of His blood all the way. Then when they nailed Him to the cross as His blood drained down the cross. The fire in the altar was to never go out. God started the fire and just like John the Baptist said about being baptized, it's a fire that will never go out. Once you're saved, God will put a fire deep down in your soul that will never go out. If you want your fire to grow and get hotter, find yourself at the foot of Jesus. Calvary was outside the city, the Holy Place. Sacrifice is something anyone can do and anywhere. An altar is a place where one allows things to be given up. The great thing about today's altars is that there is no shedding of blood because it's already been given. Heb 9:1-15 we should go to the cross (altar) and bear it. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ then you MUST identify with the cross. Could we pick you to pattern how to praise God? Rom 12:1 at the altar we should become a living sacrifice. What have you been bringing God to altar? Only the best could be brought to the altar, no second best. Christ walked up the ramp with the altar on His back and gave Himself as the sacrifice that would forever pay the sin debt for all that would accept it.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on August 2, 2017 (Wednesday).|
|Hebrews 13:10 (Part of the Tabernacle, Covenant and a Priest series).|
|Some will say that the Old Testament has no place in today's world however, it teaches us what was to come from within the New Testaments. A tabernacle, covenant and a priest was needed in the Old Testament for the Jews. Exodus 25:8 was the start of the tabernacle. Heb 9:1-5 Heb 9:6-8 explains that this way was temporary meaning Christ would come to change it and make a better way. Having a sacrifice for a sin was a horrible thing. Perfect, innocent sheep and other animals having their necks sliced and their blood drawn for the sins of the Jews. Christ would soon come as a sacrifice one time and forever more.
The Priest Lev 16:2-4 The only one that could come into the Holy of Holies was one appointed person which was the High Priest. The high priest, Aaron was to use the sacrifice first and offer it up because he himself was not perfect. Then he had to go out and back and use the two goats, a scapegoat and an offering goat and sacrifice one of the goats. The blood was then offered up for the people's sins. The priest had to be clean, not only from sin but his flesh also. We have lost over time the word of God because of the easiness of grace. The Jew knew that they had to prepare themselves for God, we usually do not. Heb 5:1-3 The priest was chosen from among men. Christ was taken among men (born as a human). Heb 5:4-10 Jesus was born as a man to suffer as a man but remained sinless. Heb 4:14-16 Jesus Christ is our now high priest, forever more. Underneath the grace was a way paved in blood all the while saying there is but only ONE way to God.
|Preached by Tommy Boring on July 30, 2017 (Sunday Evening).|
|Privileged Beyond... (Part 2)|
|Hebrews 10:19-25 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|Part one (Wednesday) declares the privileges that we have with God. God made a way for us to come to the throne of Grace thru Christ alone. A lot of people don't like to be told what to do. If someone told you that you have an ailment that you'll die from yet someone else comes to you and explains that they have the cure. You're reaction would be, whatever it takes I want to live. You'll be forever in debt to that person for that cure. Grace is free. This free is not an indication of it being cheap. There are some debts, responsibilities that we owe to God for that forever cure over death. 1. We should draw near to God. This means to get rid of the lusts of the flesh and come to an altar for repentance. In order to get close to God you must want to be close to God and take action. 2. We must stay close to God. There are some that once they are next to God they quickly fall away. The flesh is strong and doesn't want to stay close to God. Once you've been healed from that death sentence ailment you don't want to stay close to the one that healed you? That seems slightly ungrateful. 3. We should love one another and lift one another up. If they don't love you, love them more than yourself. If they hate you, love them. God loved you unconditionally even though you never deserved His love. Love as Christ loved. 4. We should not fail to go to church and worshiping with others. When we attend church with others and are faithful attenders it helps others. It provokes love amongst the fellowship of others. When one is absent then the rest suffers. It's not a burden to attend church, the problem is that your heart is loving something else more than God and others. Anyone that joined the church did it on their own accord. You joined because you wanted to. When you joined you made an agreement to love, help and faithful service to the body of Christ, the church. We as a country are in a bad shape. No matter whom the president is elected, the masses are simply in a state of not caring for their neighbor. We will either repent as a nation or stand in Gods judgment. So when you see the day approaching of Gods wrath, the body of Christ becomes more and more important.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on October 30, 2016 (Sunday Morning).|
|Privileged Beyond... (Part 1)|
|Hebrews 10:19-21 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|One of the greatest privileges of being a Christian is that we can come before Him. Many others have idols they bow down to but they are only idols and nothing more. Prior to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ, animals were given as a blood sacrifice and only the priest could go before God in the temple. After Christ gave His life for our sins as the ultimate sacrifice then we can now go before God boldly. When the veil was opened not only did it allow anyone to look in and walk around, it opened the door for God to be let for the rest of the world, everyone. God was preparing a new way for sinners to be saved and when Jesus was crucified the new way was complete. It's difficult to explain how God presence can engulf a believer in any place at any time. It's hard to comprehend that God is always around and is always in our presence. Our first privilege is that God would allows us to be in His presence. God sent Himself as a man to earth to live as a man, feel pain as a man, die as a man and to take upon Himself every sin that would ever be committed. The difference between God and all of those other gods is that God is alive. Our other privilege as a Christian is that we have a mediator that is always there and does not require a blood sacrifice each time we go to the God.|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on October 26, 2016 (Wednesday).|
|What Type of Soldier Are You?|
|Joshua 6:1-10 (Part of the Miscellaneous series).|
|If you're a child of God, then you're in a battle. Your position might be different than the next. Most here in this country are patriotic and will fight for our freedoms. However, will you fight for God? There are more listeners than doers for God. If you are a preacher then you need to preach what God gives you and not sugar coat it. If our boss or a general tells us to do something we say yes sir or yes ma'am but when God tells us to do something we want to argue and whine about it. If we were getting paid to do Gods work, would you get a pay check at the end of the week? There are three categories of Christians. There are the armed. These are Christians that are on the front line. These carry the sword of the Spirit and are equipped with the armor of God. We as Christians should defend the Word of God in ALL circumstances. We should be equipped for battle through training. We have training sessions each Sunday morning during Sunday school. We also have training during preaching to teach us how to use our equipment, the armor of God. How often do you sit and try to figure out Gods plan? Another group of Christians is the trumpeters. Christians, ministers, preachers that are telling others that God is on His way. Don't stop sending out the Word as messengers. The third type of Christian is the ones that simple march. Marching is not doing anything but it's being obedient. Following the orders, filling in the gaps so there are no place for the devil to break through. Which Christian are you? Are you even in the battle at all?|
|Preached by Tommy Boring on May 27, 2015 (Wednesday).|