Posted by: alexhimaya | August 4, 2008

Encouraged Service, time managment and instruction

I use the New Living Translation one year Bible in my daily time with the Lord.  This morning I was impressed in 2 Chronicles as we are preparing to enter our new sanctuary in the next 2 weeks.

Josiah also assigned the priests to their duties and encouraged them in their work at the Temple of the LordNow spend your time serving the Lord your God and his people Israel…Slaughter the Passover lambs, purify yourselves, and prepare to help those who come.

Clearly in scripture we are to all spend time serve the Kingdom of God and doing some or part of that service in our local place of worship is also a repeated theme.   Let me encourage you today to make sure you are serving the Kingdom of God and helping move the ball down the field in your local church.  The word of God encourages us to spend our time wisely in this world.  The three-fold instruction given included:  slaughter the lambs, purify yourselves and help those who come.  Today we know THE LAMB has been slaughtered once and for all and our purification comes in our abiding relationship with Him…so…the remaining instruction is the help those who come.

Would you spend your day helping those who are coming to your church, those who are coming into the Kingdom?

God bless and stay in the battle!

Tyndale House Publishers. (2004). Holy Bible : New Living Translation.“Text edition”–Spine. (2nd ed.) (2 Ch 35:3-6). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.

 

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Responses

  1. I have always been uplifted and encourged by your sermons, and yesterday was no different. at the same time, i was lift with a question…as a believer, i fully believe in the “once saved always saved” concept, but you never talked about a need to ask for forgiveness when believers do sin. what are your thoughts?

  2. I believe that once the believer asks for forgiveness he/she is forgiven once and for all.
    I think that confession is different from asking for forgiveness…confession means to say the same thing as…I am admitting and agreeing that the behavior is not befitting of a child of the king.

    I would not necessarily have a problem with a believer asking for forgiveness in a repentance mode, but theologically I am not sure it is required…but on a pracitical level—I certainly understand it…again, I think it is our issue not God’s…

    thanks!

  3. Welcome to the blogosphere!


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