ARCI - 24 Nov 2019 Sunday notes... Sacrifice as an act of Worship We need to take ownership of the Temple of the Lord First our body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit... 1 Corinthians 6:19 2nd : collectively, we are the Body of Christ that are Living Stones >> Temple >> Now you are the … Continue reading ARCI – 2019 Nov 24: We are a Living Stone Temple. Sacrifice as an act of worship. New Testament Sacrifice??
Matthew 12: 1-21 Law of the Sabbath - no work at all?? ( Exodus 35, Exodus 31:12-17, Numbers 15: 32-36). Quite explicit and harsh Kind of an impossible law to keep. How else were they to eat? The law was a school master to show us our need for a Saviour...Galatians 3:24 ...the free gift … Continue reading Matthew 12:1-21: Proclaiming Justice = Spreading the Gospel?! The Model Servant Blueprint? Mercy Trumps Sacrifice. Law fulfilled by Grace.
Matthew 7 What you sow is what you reap ? Sow mercy, reap mercy, sow judgement, reap judgement. Loving your neighbour as yourself. Most of us don't like being judged, let's not also judge others. Because He first loved us, we can love Him and we can also love others. John the Baptist said that … Continue reading Matthew 7: Throwing my Virginity (Pearl) unto the pigs? Love that removes logs? Fire-proofed?
Ezra 7 Ezra a descendant of Aaron the high priest - rebuilding / restoring of the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. Jesus, our great High Priest - restoring our Temple unto the Lord in our hearts? Ezra well versed in the law. Jesus fulfilled all of the Law. We need to make a journey … Continue reading Ezra 7 – If the Great High Priest is For me…Amazing Grace – Restoration, Power & Authority
Ezra 3 The Church should assemble with a unified purpose - its nothing to do with us but all to do with the Lord and His business. At times we may be distracted with our business ( what can God do for me) or the world's business ( making money... from the congregation!) and forget … Continue reading Ezra 3 – Rebuilding My Temple
Ezra 2: 59, 61-63, 68-69 Am I a child of God with my name written in the Book of Life? Proving that they were descendants of Israel - people of God. Brings to mind the person who was found without the wedding garment at the marriage supper of the Lamb. Three families of priests names … Continue reading Ezra 2: 59, 61-63, 68-69 => Accessing Heaven?