As we continue with the third (and last) part of our sermon series on Exodus, here's how you can be praying:
READ: Leviticus 9: 5-6, 16:18–19:
9: 5-6 They took the things Moses commanded to the front of the tent of meeting, and the entire assembly came near and stood before the LORD. Then Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded you to do, so that the glory of the LORD may appear to you.”
16:18–19: Then he shall go out to the altar that is before the LORD and make atonement on its behalf, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat, and put it on each of the horns of the altar. He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it and hallow it from the uncleannesses of the people of Israel.
• Acknowledge the importance of divine ordinances with specific details in God’s instructions to his people for godliness, health, and orderliness to exist in order for his divine plan for Israel’s destiny to come forth. Thank God for his recognition of the people’s burdens, which led him to make a way of forgiveness through atonement. (Leviticus 16)
• Ask God to replenish us daily with his word of hope and joy as we offer a new song of praise and thankfulness for all that he’s done for us. (Individually, and as a Body). Thank him that he nailed all of our sins to the cross which brought atonement for our sins through the Lamb of God, who paid the price for us. And praise him that now no other sacrifices will ever be needed to bring us forgiveness, as we proclaim the name of Jesus.
• Pray for our leaders to rise up and praise God with their whole hearts on behalf of our congregation here at BAC. Pray for God to encourage them to be strong in their faith and that the blessings of that faith trickle down upon all of us. And that we will be a light on a hill to many.
• Pray for upcoming VBS, Family Camp, and our Summer Mission Teams. Ask God now how you may be a part of these exciting, life changing opportunities!
“Success is not a pursuit…but the result of obedience to the Divine and Natural laws of life established by the Creator.” — Myles Munroe
The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God." —C.S. Lewis
The Miracle (Song about the Atonement of Jesus Christ - by Shawna Belt Edwards)
Ask the Lord to show you anything that is in your life that you need to change that would bring you closer to him through obedience. Then ask him to give you the desire to change anything that might be keeping you from blessings in your life. Ask him for discernment to see the clean and unclean, and for ears to hear and eyes to see his perfect will in your life.