Last night I started writing a brand new sermon. It’s my 26TH sermon over the past 3 years of preaching. As soon as I sat down and decided that I wanted to read, study, and learn more about a character in the Bible that I knew nothing about – God led me on a journey online where I discovered Josiah – King of Judah – from the 2ND Book of Kings.
My goal is to do more teaching in my preaching and expand my sermons into the Old Testament. There’s a lot of great material in the Old Testament – types and shadows. Our Praise & Worship Pastor preached today back-and-forth from both the Old and the New Testaments. You’ve probably heard it said before, and I’ve preached it before – The New is in the Old concealed, and the Old is in the New revealed. Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ is in the Old Testament concealed. In the New Testament He is revealed.
If you will obey Me and keep My covenant – you will be My own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth – for all the earth belongs to Me. And you will be My kingdom of priests – My holy nation. This is the message you must give to the people of Israel. (Exodus 19:5-6)
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests – a holy nation – God’s very own possession. As a result – you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as a people. Now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy. Now you have received God’s mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10)
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