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Fuel for the Soul with John Giftah | Inspirational Christian Sermons
What does "Finished Work of JESUS" Mean? (New Covenant) | Evg. John Giftah & Ps. Joyson Dayalan (Part 1)

Fuel for the Soul with John Giftah | Inspirational Christian Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 18:09


What does "Finished Work of JESUS" Mean? (New Covenant) | Evg. John Giftah & Ps. Joyson Dayalan (Part 1) In this first part of the discussion session on the "FINISHED WORK OF JESUS" Series between Evangelist John Giftah and Pastor Joyson Sridhar Dayalan, they share what is meant by "Finished work of JESUS" to help us understand the New Covenant in a simple and easy-to-understand way. You can buy my new bestselling book, UNVEIL YOUR PURPOSE (a #1 Newly Released Bestseller on Amazon) here: India: https://www.amazon.in/UNVEIL-YOUR-PURPOSE-John-Giftah/dp/B08K2CJKP2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=john+giftah&qid=1611990618&sr=8-1 Global Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Unveil-Your-Purpose-Complete-Created-ebook/dp/B08L7XX9PJ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=john+giftah%27&qid=1611990705&sr=8-2 You can stay in touch with me through these platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/johngiftah Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngiftah Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sjohngiftah/ Website: https://www.johngiftah.com/ If you're blessed by this sermon, don't forget to share it with someone, and please do rate/ review the podcast so that it will help us reach more people with the message of hope. For supporting the ministry financially: PayPal: paypal.me/johngiftah Details of Pastor Joyson Sridhar Dayalan: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joyson_dayalan/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joy.dayalanChurch YouTube channel: SGPF DJ HALLI BANGALORE: https://youtube.com/channel/UC1EoHqYfpQdzvg3R_6sTZrQChurch Facebook Page: Shekinah Church D.J.Halli: https://www.facebook.com/Shekinah-Church-DJHalli-195944077195893Church Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/sgpf.dj_halli/ #JohnGiftah #JohnGiftahPodcast #Christian #Christianity #BibleStudy #Faith #Hope #InspirationalSermon #ChristianMotivation #ChristianInspiration #Motivation #Motivational #Inspirational #Bible #BibleStudy --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/john-giftah/message

Daily Devotions from Confident.Faith
06 Jan 2022 (Epiphany of Our Lord)

Daily Devotions from Confident.Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 17:06


Readings* Psalm 45* Psalm 72* Isaiah 66:1–20* Luke 3:21–38* Large Catechism, II, 25–33FeastToday we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord. Although the feast of Epiphany commemorates no particular, concrete event, it is one of the most important days in the liturgical calendar — one of the principal feasts. On Epiphany, we remember that the God who became man in Bethlehem — that the Babe in the manger — needed present no proof that He was true man, but that He did indeed need to prove that He was true God. He did this superabundantly with the manifestations of the Trinity and the signs, wonders, and miracles that dot the pages of the New Testament record. In the Western Church tradition, Epiphany has become associated with the visit of the Magi, and this is fitting, for the Magi represent all the Gentile nations that were brought into the New Covenant through Christ — the true epiphany being the revelation of Christ as Lord, God, Savior, and King.ReaderCorey J. MahlerCopyright NoticesUnless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Unless otherwise indicated, all quotations from the Lutheran Confessions are from Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, copyright © 2005, 2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of Concordia, call 800-325-3040.Support the show (https://confident.faith/donate/)

FV.Church Podcast
FVYouth #1: The New Covenant

FV.Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 37:53


In this bonus First Wednesday episode, Pastor Isaiah Stoddart explains the new covenant to our FVYouth students, from Luke 22. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fvchurch/message

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
The Messenger of the {New} Covenant {Jesus} Is Coming – Is He Coming to Purify You or to Judge You?

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 1:00


The Messenger of the {New} Covenant {Jesus} Is Coming – Is He Coming to Purify You or to Judge You? MESSAGE SUMMARY: The people, in God's Judgment articulated in Malachi 3:5, are the people of God. These people are not the unbelievers; these are the people that say they are following God. Malachi 3:5, articulates those transgressions, including the absence of a “fear of the lord”, in which God: “will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the LORD of hosts.” To this end, Paul reminds us again in Romans 2:4-5 of a pathway to or away from God's Judgment: “Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.". Additionally, in Proverbs 1:7 we find that the “fear of the Lord” provides us with “wisdom”. On the other hand and in the absence of our “fear of the Lord”, Proverbs 1:7 tells us that we are “foolish”: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”. The messenger of the Covenant is coming – He is coming to either purify you or to judge you.   TODAY'S PRAYER: Father, I confess that when difficulties and trials come into my life, large or small, I mostly grumble and complain. I realize the trials James talks about are not necessarily “walls,” but they are difficult to bear, nonetheless. Fill me with such a vision of a transformed life, O God, that I might actually consider it “pure joy” when you bring trials my way. I believe, Lord. Help my unbelief. In Jesus' name, amen.    Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 94). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, My life is about Christ. (Philippians 1:21). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14). SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Exodus 19:5-6; Romans 11:25-32; Mark 14:22-25; Psalms 67b:13-24. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. THIS SUNDAY'S AUDIO SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach's Current Sunday Sermon: “Christmas: In a World Full of Uncertainties, Leading to Fear, the Light Has Come Into the World”, at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

Covenant Grace Church
Advent Series #6: The New Covenant (Jan. 2, 2022)

Covenant Grace Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 44:35


The New Covenant is a continuation of the Abrahamic Covenant of grace and replaces the Mosaic Covenant of works. Grab onto 5 New Covenant Promises this New Year from Ezekiel 36:25-27. This message was preached by Pastor Erick Cobb on January 2, 2022.

New Vision Life
New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:31-33; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Ezekiel 11:19 (Day 2)

New Vision Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 11:13


Marriage on SermonAudio
New Covenant Marriage

Marriage on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 26:00


A new MP3 sermon from Cornerstone OPC is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: New Covenant Marriage Subtitle: The Gospel of Mark Speaker: Todd Bordow Broadcaster: Cornerstone OPC Event: Sunday Service Date: 1/2/2022 Bible: Mark 10:1-12 Length: 26 min.

Covenant on SermonAudio
New Covenant Marriage

Covenant on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 26:00


A new MP3 sermon from Cornerstone OPC is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: New Covenant Marriage Subtitle: The Gospel of Mark Speaker: Todd Bordow Broadcaster: Cornerstone OPC Event: Sunday Service Date: 1/2/2022 Bible: Mark 10:1-12 Length: 26 min.

Seeking the Gospel Truth
3.1.2: Jeremiah 30: You Will Be My People and I will Be Your God

Seeking the Gospel Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 20:01


That's a promise! That's something that you can believe, that you can claim, that you can stand on. Notice, however, that He says, “your God”. Only 1 God. Not one of your gods, idols, things to worship, venerate, pray to. No, He will be YOUR GOD. That also means You will be HIS people. HIS only! Friend, that is a RELATIONSHIP. Religion is not a relationship. Rituals and rites are not a relationship. Sacraments are not a relationship. This next chapter of Jeremiah foretells of the NEW COVENANT. That's Jesus' covenant with HIS PEOPLE, HIS BELIEVERS. With You and Me when we become BORN AGAIN. How do you become part of the New Covenant? Let's dig in… Keep reading in my blog where there are links to dig deeper and watch the special videos at the bottom…. If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit. Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Or visit: https://giselleaguiar.com/how-to-invite-jesus-into-your-heart/ This is a daily podcast, published each evening. Subscribe so can get to know Jesus. And please share this with your friends. Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/seek-the-truth/message

Bible Centered Fellowship Sermon Podcast
Hebrews Volume 1: New Covenant Realities 2-10-10

Bible Centered Fellowship Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 132:09


Hebrews Volume 1 Pastor Jerry & Christina Carter Bible Centered Fellowship  Odessa, TX Website: https://biblecenteredfellowship.org/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bcfodessa

Foothills Bible Church podcast
01 Remembering the Gospel

Foothills Bible Church podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 26:49


As the people of God living in the New Covenant, we must remember the full Gospel to appreciate the beauty of Christ.

CrossWay Church
New Covenant Experience Pt. 6 Unlimited Mercy (2022-1-2) - Audio

CrossWay Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 66:15


He is Prosperous in Mercy. His Mercy Keeps Us. His Mercy Comes by The Way of Calvary.

CrossWay Church
New Covenant Experience Pt. 6 Unlimited Mercy (2022-1-2) - Video

CrossWay Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 66:15


He is Prosperous in Mercy. His Mercy Keeps Us. His Mercy Comes by The Way of Calvary.

Church Unlimited
The Power of God

Church Unlimited

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 84:23


In this New Covenant, God's power is demonstrated in the death of the Christ. This is an utter contradiction to how humanity would expect triumph to come, and entirely supports God's plan for salvation to come by faith alone, with no credit given to the flesh.

Sisters Community Church
From Rigid Religion to Relational Intimacy

Sisters Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 89:11


Jesus instituted a New Covenant offering intimacy with God, superior to the religious rituals and sacrifices of the Old Covenant. Find out more in today's sermon found in Hebrews 8:1-13.

Christ Church (Moscow, ID)
Your Reasonable Service

Christ Church (Moscow, ID)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 52:05


INTRODUCTION We have already covered the 5 main sacrifices in the first five chapters, but the next two focus on specific tasks and duties of the priests with regard to the sacrifices. Here, God is instructing Israel to obey carefully, making distinctions between holy and common, clean and unclean. REVIEW Leviticus 1: Ascension/Burnt Offering – God invites us to draw near with all that we are: the whole animal goes on the altar. Leviticus 2: Tribute/Grain Offering – God provides our daily bread and all things, and therefore, He claims our full allegiance: bread on the altar. Leviticus 3: Peace Offering – God invites us to have fellowship with Him and one another with a meal: the fat goes on the altar and we eat together in the presence of God. Leviticus 4: Sin Offering – Sin defiles us and our land, but God takes it upon Himself so we can be clean: the blood goes in front of the veil and on the altar for cleansing, the carcass is burned outside the camp. Leviticus 5: Guilt/Reparation Offering – All sin requires repentance and sometimes restitution: a ram for the Lord and restoring what was lost or stolen plus twenty percent. THE TEXT “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Command Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the law for the burnt offering…” (Lev. 6:8-7:38) SUMMARY OF THE TEXT While the earlier chapters described God's provision of sacrifice for Israelites to draw near, here God gives commands to the priests for carrying them out. Instructions include the continual sacrifice, every morning and evening for the Ascension Offering (6:9-14), which portions of the Tribute Offerings (grain) belong to the priests (6:15-6:23), how the blood of the Sin Offering consecrates whatever it touches (6:24-30), how the Reparation Offering is like the Sin Offering and who may eat it (7:1-7), as well as the skin and Tribute grain that belong to the priests (7:8-10). Peace Offerings may be made on occasions of thanksgiving (with unleavened and leavened bread), or upon the completion of vows, or as a voluntary offering, but must be eaten on the day of the offering (thanksgiving) or on the second day (vows/voluntary) (7:11-18). The meat of the Peace Offering must be kept ceremonially clean, ceremonial cleanness is required for all who partake of the Peace Offerings, and any unclean who partake are to be cut off from the people (7:19-21). While the Israelites may use the fat of animals for other purposes, they may not eat it, especially from a sacrifice, nor drink the blood (7:22-27). Finally, while individual Israelites must bring their own the Peace Offerings, the priests are to receive their portion and see to it that the fat is burned (7:28-36). This concludes the law of all the sacrifices and offerings (7:28-38). HOLY, CLEAN, UNCLEAN, & CUT OFF We will have opportunity to consider these categories more as we go on, but just notice how God is requiring the priests and the people to pay close attention to details: clean (6:11), holy (6:18), most holy (6:25, 29), clean (7:19), unclean (7:20-21). These generally correspond to whom the sacrifice belongs (holy/priests, clean/congregation). And those who fail to honor these distinctions are to be “cut off” (7:21, 25, 27). This means they are excommunicated from the presence of the Lord while the uncleanness persists, often only requiring a washing (Lev. 22:3-7). While these instructions are primarily given to the priests, we see that individual Israelites are also responsible to make sure the priests are following the instructions (7:18). The overarching principle here is the holiness of God. On the one hand, one does not just saunter into the presence of God, and yet, on the other hand, the whole sacrificial system was God making a way for sinners to draw near. These categories were training wheels for New Covenant holiness. In the New Covenant, the holy blood of Jesus has gone into the Most Holy Place and splashed on this planet earth, consecrating the whole world to the Lord. Zechariah foretells this when he described a day when the bells on the horses would be consecrated with “Holiness to the Lord” as well as every pot in Jerusalem (Zech. 14:20-21). This is particularly true of believers who have been sanctified with the blood of Jesus (Heb. 10:29). All that we do and touch is now holy to the Lord. In the New Covenant there is only “one baptism,” one washing, but we apply the promise of that cleansing through confession of sin: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 Jn. 1:7). This is also the goal of all correction (Gal. 6:1, Mt. 18:15). This requires Christians to not be unequally yoked with unbelievers: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you” (2 Cor. 6:17). And yet, if God saves you in a situation where you are already yoked to an unbeliever, trust Him to use it to sanctify the unbelieving spouse, otherwise the children would be unclean (1 Cor. 7:14). So an unbeliever is not a marital option for believers, but when it comes to friends and business partners, the question is: which way is the influence going? “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh” (Jude 21-23). CONCLUSION: YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE While God raises up teachers and ministers, all believers have priestly responsibilities in the New Covenant: “Ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ… But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Pet. 2:5, 9, cf. Rev. 1:5-6). The Bereans were more noble because they “received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11). “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1). “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water” (Heb. 10:22).

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 3:26

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 10:05


Sunday, 2 January 2022   To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” Acts 3:26   Peter just referred to the covenant made with Abraham, which was a covenant of faith – something even Moses and the prophets spoke of in their words. Now, Peter explains what that means in regard to the coming of Christ Jesus, saying, “To you first.”   Peter is speaking to the men of Israel (3:11). This is perfectly in accord with Jesus' words of Luke 24 –   “Then He said to them, ‘Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.'” Luke 24:46, 47   The sentiment is repeated by Christ just prior to the ascension in Acts 1, and then it is picked up now by Peter and later by Paul several times in Acts and then in his epistles –   “Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, ‘It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.'” Acts 13:46   The message was to go first to those who bore the burden of the law, to free them from its bondage. This was even the purpose of Jesus' earthly ministry, as He said in Matthew 15:24, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”   The house of Israel bore the weight and responsibility of the law. Therefore, the law had to be fulfilled first before a New Covenant could be introduced. Christ came to take the weight of the law upon Himself in order to remove that weight from the people. Jesus said this explicitly in Matthew 11 –    “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28, 29   With this being understood, Peter next says, “God, having raised up His Servant Jesus.” This is not speaking of the resurrection. The structure of the Greek indicates clearly that it is referring to the act of bringing Christ into the world in order to accomplish His mission.   It is the same terminology as was used in verse 3:22, which said, “For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren.” Jesus was raised up by God within the house of Israel. Peter indicates this, saying that He “sent Him to bless you.”   The verb is a present participle. The words more correctly read, “blessing you.” It is an ongoing action, always present before the people. The blessing of Christ is one that can be appropriated at any point in time because the eternal Christ has been raised up for this very purpose. The contrast between the ongoing action of the law in comparison to the ongoing blessing of Christ is reflected by Paul in 2 Corinthians 3 –   “Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— 13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. 15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:12-18   This “blessing” is then realized in the action that results from it, which Peter says is, “in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” This was exactly what Zecharias the father of John the Baptist prophesied concerning the coming of Messiah –   “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, 77 To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, 78 Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; 79 To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:76-79   Sin is what separates man from God. The law only highlights, and even magnifies, the sin in man. As such, Christ came to take man's sin upon Himself, and to remove the weight and burden of the law from the people so that they would no longer face the imputation of sin. In turning to Christ, man turns away from sin. Reconciliation is realized, and pure shalom – wholeness in all ways – is restored.   Life application: In Revelation 21:3, 4, it says –   “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”   This is a marvelous promise from the word of God that someday the world in which we live will be behind us. All of the sorrows, pains, trials, divorces, murders... all of it, will be gone. A state of perfect wholeness will be realized, and humanity will be blessed with what was originally intended for them.   But this cannot occur unless the sin in man is dealt with first. For those who fail to come to God through Jesus Christ, their sin remains. As such, their condemnation remains. No person can enter into what God has prepared for His people without coming through Jesus Christ. And this is exactly what the first point of the simple gospel of salvation through Jesus proclaims, “Christ died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3).   We have sin, Christ is the cure for the sin we bear, and we must believe that these things are true. Unless we acknowledge this, there can be no salvation. And, incredibly, all God asks us to do in order to receive His salvation is to believe. This is what Abraham did, as indicated in the previous verse of Acts. And this is what the gospel Peter and Paul put forth for humanity – BELIEVE!   Let us accept God's offer of peace and reconciliation which comes through the giving of His Son for us –   “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures...” 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4   Accept what God has done, and be guaranteed a place in the glorious new heavens and earth that Revelation so beautifully describes! Do it today.   Lord God, we are so very grateful to You for having sent Christ Jesus to take care of the sin in our lives. An infinite void separated us from You, but through Him, that gap is repaired. Thank You for Jesus Christ our Lord. In His name, we pray. Amen.

Todd Coconato Podcast— The Remnant
Sunday Service with Pastor Todd Coconato ”The New Covenant” 1/2/2022

Todd Coconato Podcast— The Remnant

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 47:27


Sunday Service with Pastor Todd Coconato "The New Covenant" 1/2/2022   Visit our website www.toddcoconato.com   Email me at Todd.Coconato@RLCUS.org   Give a tithe or offering at www.toddcoconato.com/give  

Common Prayer Daily
January 1st - The Circumcision and Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 14:55


Liturgy for ChristmastideOpening Scripture:Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:10-11 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office Lectionary(Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books NRSV)Sunday (Stephen, Deacon and Martyr) - Psalm 136 / Acts 6:8–15; 7:6, 17–41, 44–60 / Revelation 18Monday (John, Apostle and Evangelist) - Psalm 139 / Revelation 19 / John 21:9–25Tuesday (Childermas) - Psalm 140 / Jeremiah 31:1–17 / Revelation 20Wednesday - Psalm 144 / Wisdom 9 / Revelation 21:1–14Thursday - Psalm 146 / Wisdom 10 / Revelation 21:15–22:5Friday - Psalm 148 / Wisdom 11 / Revelation 22:6–21Saturday (Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ) - Psalm 3; 4 / Galatians 1 / Luke 2:8–21AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Sunday of ChristmasAlmighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, kindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Sunday Only)O Glorious Lord, your servant Stephen looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors: grant that in all our sufferings here upon earth we may love and forgive our enemies, looking steadfastly to Jesus Christ our Lord, who sits at your right hand and intercedes for us; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.John, Apostle and Evangelist (Monday Only)Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light; that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The Holy Innocents (Childermas) (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.The Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Saturday Only)Almighty God, your blessed Son fulfilled the covenant of circumcision for our sake, and was given the Name that is above every name: Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, and to worship him with pure hearts according to the New Covenant; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Daily Devotions from Confident.Faith
01 Jan 2022 (Circumcision and Name of Jesus)

Daily Devotions from Confident.Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 13:18


Readings* Psalm 113* Psalm 21* Isaiah 61:1–11* Luke 1:57–80* Large Catechism, I, 303–310FeastToday we celebrate the Feast of the Circumcision and Name of Jesus. Per tradition, Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day and given the name “Jesus” as the angel had proclaimed. Under the Old Covenant, circumcision brought the benefits of forgiveness of sins, justification, and incorporation into the people of God. Under the New Covenant, circumcision is no longer necessary or effective; it has been replaced by Baptism, which is called, by St. Paul, a “circumcision made without hands” and “the circumcision of Christ”.ReaderCorey J. MahlerCopyright NoticesUnless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Unless otherwise indicated, all quotations from the Lutheran Confessions are from Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, copyright © 2005, 2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of Concordia, call 800-325-3040.Support the show (https://confident.faith/donate/)

Watch Therefore
12-11-21 The New Covenant - Watch Therefore

Watch Therefore

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 28:29


This playlist contains MP3 audio of Watch Therefore TV's episodes from December 2021.

Common Prayer Daily
December 31st - Christmastide

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 15:48


Liturgy for the ChristmastideOpening Scripture:Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:10-11 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office Lectionary(Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books NRSV)Sunday (Stephen, Deacon and Martyr) - Psalm 136 / Acts 6:8–15; 7:6, 17–41, 44–60 / Revelation 18Monday (John, Apostle and Evangelist) - Psalm 139 / Revelation 19 / John 21:9–25Tuesday (Childermas) - Psalm 140 / Jeremiah 31:1–17 / Revelation 20Wednesday - Psalm 144 / Wisdom 9 / Revelation 21:1–14Thursday - Psalm 146 / Wisdom 10 / Revelation 21:15–22:5Friday - Psalm 148 / Wisdom 11 / Revelation 22:6–21Saturday (Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ) - Psalm 3; 4 / Galatians 1 / Luke 2:8–21AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Sunday of ChristmasAlmighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, kindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Sunday Only)O Glorious Lord, your servant Stephen looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors: grant that in all our sufferings here upon earth we may love and forgive our enemies, looking steadfastly to Jesus Christ our Lord, who sits at your right hand and intercedes for us; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.John, Apostle and Evangelist (Monday Only)Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light; that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The Holy Innocents (Childermas) (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.The Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Saturday Only)Almighty God, your blessed Son fulfilled the covenant of circumcision for our sake, and was given the Name that is above every name: Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, and to worship him with pure hearts according to the New Covenant; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 3:24

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 12:15


Friday, 31 December 2021   Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.  Acts 3:24   In the previous two verses, Peter has spoken out the words of Moses concerning the “Prophet like me” that he had mentioned in Deuteronomy 18. But the word concerning Christ didn't begin there, as noted in verse 3:21 where Peter referenced “all His holy prophets since the world began.” Nor did it end with Moses either. Rather, Moses spoke of prophets that would arise in Deuteronomy 18 as well –   But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.' 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?'— 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. Deuteronomy 18:20-22   The implication of Moses' words is not that there will only be false prophets, but there will be true prophets, but that the false prophets must be identified and weeded out. With this understanding, Peter begins this verse with, “Yes, and all the prophets.”   In Scripture, the word “all” does not necessarily have to mean “all” in the absolute sense. For example, in Matthew 3, it says –   “Now John himself was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him 6 and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.” Matthew 3:4-6   However, in Luke 7, it says –   “And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.” Luke 7:29, 30   Thus, not every prophet is necessarily referred to here. It simply speaks of a unified message from the office of the true prophet. And that includes “from Samuel and those who follow.”   Peter specifically mentions Samuel, and yet prophets were noted between the time of Moses and Samuel, such as in Judges 4:4 and 6:8. In 1 Samuel 2:27-36, a person – though not specifically called a prophet – carried the word of the Lord to Eli the high priest. It can even be inferred that Eli the high priest heard and knew the word of the Lord from 1 Samuel 3:9.   However, the office of prophets took on a rather distinct nature at the time of Samuel where groups of prophets are recorded together. Further, the distinct nature of Samuel's prophetic office is noted in Psalm 99 –   “Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon the Lord, and He answered them.” Psalm 99:6   Of this office of prophet, of which Samuel is noted as the chief example, Peter next says, “as many as have spoken.”   These words have to be considered in a limited sense. First, not all of the words of a prophet were words of prophecy. Some prophets only spoke a limited number of words of prophecy from the Lord in their lives, such as king Saul (1 Samuel 10:11). Some prophets spoke the word of the Lord, but only the substance of their words – without any specifics – are recorded in Scripture (see Jeremiah 26:20-23).   Therefore, what Peter is saying is that there is a general tenor of the prophetic word of the Lord that is conveyed which ultimately points to something specific, and that is that they “have also foretold these days.”   This is speaking of the promise of the coming Christ and of that which is involved in His coming – a New Covenant, the rejection of Him by His people, the inclusion of Gentiles in the work of the Messiah, the regathering of His people to the land of Israel, a future tribulation, a glorious messianic kingdom, and so on. The prophets spoke forth words of the events surrounding the coming of Christ, sometimes in typology, sometimes in veiled terms, sometimes in generalities, and sometimes in explicit words. Jesus referred to this after His resurrection –   “Then He said to them, ‘O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?' 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Luke 24:25-27   As far as Samuel and him being given as the chief example of this class of people, it should be noted that even his mother spoke forth words of prophecy at the time she dedicated him to the Lord. In her words, she specifically notes the coming of Israel's king at a time when there were no kings, and then refers to the Lord's Messiah (anointed) –   “The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. ‘He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed.'” 1 Samuel 2:10   Likewise, though not through Samuel directly, the words of the book ascribed to him explicitly speak of the establishment and eternal nature of the Davidic line of kings, an obvious reference to the coming of Christ –   “When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.” 2 Samuel 7:12-14   Thus, Peter's words to the men of Israel were clearly understood and carried with them the note of certainty that the prophetic utterances given to the people of Israel were intended to lead them to the times in which Christ would come. He is the central point and intent of off prophecy, whether it directly speaks of Him or not. As it says in Revelation 19:10, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”   Life application: In the main commentary, Jeremiah 26:20-23 was referenced –   “Now there was also a man who prophesied in the name of the Lord, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath Jearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah. 21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death; but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid and fled, and went to Egypt. 22 Then Jehoiakim the king sent men to Egypt: Elnathan the son of Achbor, and other men who went with him to Egypt. 23 And they brought Urijah from Egypt and brought him to Jehoiakim the king, who killed him with the sword and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.”   Though seemingly unnecessary to the biblical narrative, the words are actually key in understanding exactly what Peter is referring to in his words. Israel is being told that they have been guided by the warnings of the prophets all along. And it isn't just the spoken words that were recorded in Scripture that were guiding them. Rather, prophets – both true and false – were speaking to the people.   The true were to be heeded; the false were to be destroyed. But the testimony in Scripture is that quite often the false were exalted and the true were destroyed. As such, the very existence of these people – whether recorded in Scripture or not – was a guiding factor in the nation as it led towards punishment, exile, return to the land, and so on.   And all of these things were leading the nation to the time when Messiah would come. Everything about the nation of Israel was being geared for this one main purpose. Therefore, when we read the history leading up to Israel, in the nation of Israel, or even of the alignment of nations that align with or come against Israel, we are seeing the unfolding of God's workings within humanity in order to bring about the fulfillment of His plan for humanity.   As such, when we read Scripture, let us consider this. This book lays down the outline of everything that is needed for us to understand everything God wants us to know concerning His redemptive process within the stream of time and human existence. In our hands, we are holding the precious and sacred treasure which is THE WORD OF GOD.   Let us handle it wisely and never fail to be careful with its sacred contents.   Lord God, help us to be responsible with our time, vigilant in our walk before You, and ever-so careful with how we treat the precious words of life that are revealed in Your Holy Bible. May we seek out its treasures all the days of our lives. Give us wisdom in Your word, O God. Amen.  

Thrive Ministries International
Hebrew 8:7-9 - Audio

Thrive Ministries International

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 6:44


The old covenant had flaws. It could not change man. God promised a new covenant and that is the covenant that God abides by.

Common Prayer Daily
December 30th - Christmastide

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 15:01


Liturgy for the ChristmastideOpening Scripture:Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:10-11 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office Lectionary(Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books NRSV)Sunday (Stephen, Deacon and Martyr) - Psalm 136 / Acts 6:8–15; 7:6, 17–41, 44–60 / Revelation 18Monday (John, Apostle and Evangelist) - Psalm 139 / Revelation 19 / John 21:9–25Tuesday (Childermas) - Psalm 140 / Jeremiah 31:1–17 / Revelation 20Wednesday - Psalm 144 / Wisdom 9 / Revelation 21:1–14Thursday - Psalm 146 / Wisdom 10 / Revelation 21:15–22:5Friday - Psalm 148 / Wisdom 11 / Revelation 22:6–21Saturday (Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ) - Psalm 3; 4 / Galatians 1 / Luke 2:8–21AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Sunday of ChristmasAlmighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, kindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Sunday Only)O Glorious Lord, your servant Stephen looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors: grant that in all our sufferings here upon earth we may love and forgive our enemies, looking steadfastly to Jesus Christ our Lord, who sits at your right hand and intercedes for us; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.John, Apostle and Evangelist (Monday Only)Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light; that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The Holy Innocents (Childermas) (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.The Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Saturday Only)Almighty God, your blessed Son fulfilled the covenant of circumcision for our sake, and was given the Name that is above every name: Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, and to worship him with pure hearts according to the New Covenant; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

CrossWay Church
New Covenant Experience Pt. 5 Unlimited Fruit Bearing (2021-12-29) - Audio

CrossWay Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 40:51


Fruit, more fruit & much Fruit glorifies our heavenly Father

CrossWay Church
New Covenant Experience Pt. 5 Unlimited Fruit Bearing (2021-12-29) - Video

CrossWay Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 40:51


Fruit, more fruit & much Fruit glorifies our heavenly Father

Thrive Ministries International
Hebrews 8:6 - Audio

Thrive Ministries International

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 6:47


Now we have a new covenant. It is completely different than the old covenant. Jesus is the one to bring agreement. This new covenant is based on neew promises.

Common Prayer Daily
December 29th - Christmastide

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 14:49


Liturgy for the ChristmastideOpening Scripture:Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:10-11 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office Lectionary(Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books NRSV)Sunday (Stephen, Deacon and Martyr) - Psalm 136 / Acts 6:8–15; 7:6, 17–41, 44–60 / Revelation 18Monday (John, Apostle and Evangelist) - Psalm 139 / Revelation 19 / John 21:9–25Tuesday (Childermas) - Psalm 140 / Jeremiah 31:1–17 / Revelation 20Wednesday - Psalm 144 / Wisdom 9 / Revelation 21:1–14Thursday - Psalm 146 / Wisdom 10 / Revelation 21:15–22:5Friday - Psalm 148 / Wisdom 11 / Revelation 22:6–21Saturday (Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ) - Psalm 3; 4 / Galatians 1 / Luke 2:8–21AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Sunday of ChristmasAlmighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, kindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Sunday Only)O Glorious Lord, your servant Stephen looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors: grant that in all our sufferings here upon earth we may love and forgive our enemies, looking steadfastly to Jesus Christ our Lord, who sits at your right hand and intercedes for us; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.John, Apostle and Evangelist (Monday Only)Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light; that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The Holy Innocents (Childermas) (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.The Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Saturday Only)Almighty God, your blessed Son fulfilled the covenant of circumcision for our sake, and was given the Name that is above every name: Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, and to worship him with pure hearts according to the New Covenant; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Start with Scripture (A Hesed Heart Podcast)

In today's Bible based mindful morning devotion, we read 2 Corinthians 3:7-11 and discuss how much more glorious and wonderful the New Covenant is in Christ. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/start-with-scripture/support

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 3:22

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 11:17


Wednesday, 29 December 2021   For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. Acts 3:22   Peter had just mentioned “all His holy prophets.” Speaking of one of them in particular, Moses, the great lawgiver of Israel, he next says, “For Moses truly said to the fathers.”   Peter will cite words from Deuteronomy 18, words given to Israel by Moses as instruction and guidance concerning their future conduct. They are words of law, and what they say are binding upon the nation. To fail to heed them will result in whatever penalty is given to accompany them.   In other words, at times Moses might direct that the offender be stoned to death. At others, that he is to be beaten a certain number of times. In the coming verse, the penalty will be mentioned. But first, Peter cites the mandate, beginning with, “The Lord your God.”   In the Hebrew of Deuteronomy 18:15, it says, Yehovah Elohekha – “Yehovah your God.” It is the name of the God of Israel. Moses prophesied that the Lord God would be the initiator of the action that is to come about. With that understanding, Peter next says, “will raise up for you.”   The words, whether in Hebrew or Greek speak of the Lord raising up or causing to stand. The Lord is the initiator of the action. The sense is that at some point in Israel's history, what Moses says will come about according to the set plan of the Lord. And what He will raise up, according to Moses is “a Prophet like me.”   Moses was a prophet of the Lord, and after him came many more prophets whose words were often carefully recorded and maintained, becoming the basis for Israel's Scriptures. However, none of these were “like” Moses apart from the fact that they were prophets. The difference between Moses and all others was that the words of Moses formed the basis of the law. He was the one who initiated the covenant.   But more, not only did he initiate the covenant, he also performed the priestly role in its initiation, serving at the altar and ministering the blood. Though he was not to continue in the role of priest, he did serve in this function initially.   And further, not only did he serve in these ways, but he also served as the legislator of the covenant. No other prophet would be like Moses in all of these ways. His position in Israel was unique and distinct from all other prophets.   As Moses said that the Lord would raise up a Prophet like him, it meant that this prophet would – by default – be the Initiator, Priest, and Legislator of a New Covenant. This is carefully and minutely explained to Israel in the book of Hebrews where Jesus is said to be “greater than” Moses and Aaron in all ways.   With this understood, because it came from the unbreakable words of law issued forth from Moses, Peter next says that this Prophet would come “from your brethren.”   The meaning of this was clearly understood by every single person in Israel. The One God would raise up with be an Israelite, not a foreigner. When John the Baptist came, the people wondered if he was this coming Prophet –   “Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?' 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, ‘I am not the Christ.' 21 And they asked him, ‘What then? Are you Elijah?' He said, ‘I am not.' “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, ‘No.' 22 Then they said to him, ‘Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?' 23 He said: “I am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the Lord,'” as the prophet Isaiah said.” John 1:19-23   John denied he was the coming Prophet. Others immediately recognized Jesus as such –   “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” John 1:45   Saying “of whom Moses” wrote about, it is clearly referring specifically to the coming Prophet. Likewise, Peter is now building his case before the men of Israel that Jesus is, in fact, the One Moses spoke of. The importance of this is that Moses clearly commanded the people concerning this coming One, saying, “Him you shall hear.”   In the Hebrew of the referenced verse from Moses, there is an added stress in the word translated as “you shall hear.” This is indicated by the structure. It says, elav tishmaun – “Him you shall certainly hear.” Further, the sense of the word “hear” is not just to listen to the audible sounds, but to heed them and to obey them.   As such, there will be no excuse for the rejecting of this Prophet. The people must heed the words He speaks. It is a command of Moses, and it is a provision specifically directed by the Lord. Further, the people were to heed him, as Peter says, “in all things, whatever He says to you.”   The basis for these words is found also in Deuteronomy 18 –   “And the Lord said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.'” Deuteronomy 18:17, 18   The words of the Prophet are equated directly to the words of the Lord. Therefore, to reject the Prophet's words is to reject both Moses and the Lord. What is said by Him is to be heard and complied with.   Because this is clearly to be understood from the law itself, no person of Israel – to whom the Law of Moses was given – could (or can) say that he was being obedient to Moses if he rejected this Prophet Moses spoke of and that Peter now refers to. To reject Jesus is to reject Moses. Jesus said this explicitly to them –   “Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you trust. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:45-47   In rejecting Moses, the people would reject the Lord who commissioned Moses. The logical progression of thought is that only condemnation could result from a rejection of Jesus. To ensure this is understood, Peter will continue this thought in the next verse.   Life application: Jews, and heretical sects of Christianity, will claim that salvation can be obtained through adherence to the Law of Moses. But this is a false teaching. The Law of Moses, from both the words of Moses and those of the Lord, clearly indicated that to not comply with Jesus' words is to reject Moses. And Jesus' words establish a New Covenant –   And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. 21 But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table. 22 And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!” Luke 22:19-22   This is explicit and it is clear. The author of Hebrews then explains what this means –   “In that He says, ‘A new covenant,' He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” Hebrews 8:13   The Mosaic code is obsolete. It has served its purpose and it is no longer in effect. Therefore, to fall back on it for salvation means that salvation will never be realized. Be sure to stay away from the damaging teachings of such people. One must either come to Christ, fully and completely, setting aside attempts at self-righteousness through the law, or he will never find salvation. Come to Jesus by faith alone and you will be in the sweet spot.   Lord God, thank You for the surety we possess through faith in Christ. May Your glorious name ever be praised for what You have done for us through Him. May we never set aside this grace by attempting to be justified through our own righteousness. Instead, may we find our hope and rest in Christ alone. Amen.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 363: The New Covenant Priesthood (2021)

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 23:32


Fr. Mike draws a parallel between the symbols in the book of Revelation and the persecution by the Roman empire of the first Christians and encourages us to hold firm in our faith. Additionally, Fr. Mike reveals the beauty of the new covenant priesthood established by Jesus and explained in Hebrews. Today's readings are Revelation 15-17, Hebrews 5-8, and Proverbs 31:23-25. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

Common Prayer Daily
December 28th - Childermas

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 16:20


Liturgy for the ChristmastideOpening Scripture:Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:10-11 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office Lectionary(Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books NRSV)Sunday (Stephen, Deacon and Martyr) - Psalm 136 / Acts 6:8–15; 7:6, 17–41, 44–60 / Revelation 18Monday (John, Apostle and Evangelist) - Psalm 139 / Revelation 19 / John 21:9–25Tuesday (Childermas) - Psalm 140 / Jeremiah 31:1–17 / Revelation 20Wednesday - Psalm 144 / Wisdom 9 / Revelation 21:1–14Thursday - Psalm 146 / Wisdom 10 / Revelation 21:15–22:5Friday - Psalm 148 / Wisdom 11 / Revelation 22:6–21Saturday (Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ) - Psalm 3; 4 / Galatians 1 / Luke 2:8–21AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Sunday of ChristmasAlmighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, kindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Sunday Only)O Glorious Lord, your servant Stephen looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors: grant that in all our sufferings here upon earth we may love and forgive our enemies, looking steadfastly to Jesus Christ our Lord, who sits at your right hand and intercedes for us; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.John, Apostle and Evangelist (Monday Only)Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light; that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The Holy Innocents (Childermas) (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.The Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Saturday Only)Almighty God, your blessed Son fulfilled the covenant of circumcision for our sake, and was given the Name that is above every name: Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, and to worship him with pure hearts according to the New Covenant; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Basic Gospel
We are New Covenant

Basic Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 25:00


"We are New Covenant. In the New Covenant, we find rest in our souls. It's what people are desperately looking for. Today we will look at the Word of God to learn about this New Covenant that we live in today.

Andrew Farley Ministries on Oneplace.com
When did the New Covenant begin?

Andrew Farley Ministries on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 24:55


To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1258/29 When did the new covenant really begin? What was the purpose of fasting? Should we Christians fast today? Is it okay for a believer to get a tattoo? Why does Jesus' genealogy through Joseph even matter?

Common Prayer Daily
December 27th - St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 17:34


Liturgy for the ChristmastideOpening Scripture:Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:10-11 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office Lectionary(Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books NRSV)Sunday (Stephen, Deacon and Martyr) - Psalm 136 / Acts 6:8–15; 7:6, 17–41, 44–60 / Revelation 18Monday (John, Apostle and Evangelist) - Psalm 139 / Revelation 19 / John 21:9–25Tuesday (Childermas) - Psalm 140 / Jeremiah 31:1–17 / Revelation 20Wednesday - Psalm 144 / Wisdom 9 / Revelation 21:1–14Thursday - Psalm 146 / Wisdom 10 / Revelation 21:15–22:5Friday - Psalm 148 / Wisdom 11 / Revelation 22:6–21Saturday (Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ) - Psalm 3; 4 / Galatians 1 / Luke 2:8–21AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Sunday of ChristmasAlmighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, kindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Sunday Only)O Glorious Lord, your servant Stephen looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors: grant that in all our sufferings here upon earth we may love and forgive our enemies, looking steadfastly to Jesus Christ our Lord, who sits at your right hand and intercedes for us; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.John, Apostle and Evangelist (Monday Only)Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light; that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The Holy Innocents (Childermas) (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.The Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Saturday Only)Almighty God, your blessed Son fulfilled the covenant of circumcision for our sake, and was given the Name that is above every name: Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, and to worship him with pure hearts according to the New Covenant; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

#STRask with Greg Koukl
Should Christians Expect to Receive the Blessings Listed in the Mosaic Covenant?

#STRask with Greg Koukl

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 27:00


Questions about whether Christians should expect to receive all the blessings listed in the Mosaic Covenant and whether modern Christians over-emphasize the Ten Commandments. Should believers in the New Covenant expect to receive all the blessings listed in the Mosaic Covenant? Do modern Christians over-emphasize or idolize the Ten Commandments?

CrossWay Church
New Covenant Experience Pt. 4 (2021-12-26) - Video

CrossWay Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 53:05


Love Abounds, Love Changes, In Knowing this, The love of God is The Cross of Christ.

CrossWay Church
New Covenant Experience Pt. 4 Unlimited Love (2021-12-26) - Audio

CrossWay Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 53:05


Love Abounds, Love Changes, In Knowing this, The love of God is The Cross of Christ.

CrossWay Church
New Covenant Experience Pt. 4 Unlimited Love (2021-12-26) - Video

CrossWay Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 53:05


Love Abounds, Love Changes, In Knowing this, The love of God is The Cross of Christ.

CrossWay Church
New Covenant Experience Pt. 4 (2021-12-26) - Audio

CrossWay Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 53:05


Love Abounds, Love Changes, In Knowing this, The love of God is The Cross of Christ.

Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Sermons
Week 16 - New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:33-34 - Bloomington East - Allen Burris

Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021


Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Sermons
Week 16 - New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:33-34 - Bloomington East - Allen Burris

Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021


Common Prayer Daily
December 26th - St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 21:53


Liturgy for the ChristmastideOpening Scripture:Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:10-11 Confession: *Let us take a moment to confess our sinsMost merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord, and strengthen us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, all our days. Amen. The Invitatory:O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help usGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.Praise the Lord: The Lord's Name be praised.Venite (O Come)The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. O come, let us sing unto the Lord; *let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God *and a great King above all gods.In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, *and his hands prepared the dry land.O come, let us worship and fall down, *and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, *and we are the people of his pasture,and the sheep of his hand. The Lord is glorious in his saints:O come, let us adore him. The Psalms and OT and NT LessonsReading plan based off of the Morning Prayer of the 2019 BCP Daily Office Lectionary(Psalms from BCP 2019 / OT and NT Readings from ESV / Apocryphal Books NRSV)Sunday (Stephen, Deacon and Martyr) - Psalm 136 / Acts 6:8–15; 7:6, 17–41, 44–60 / Revelation 18Monday (John, Apostle and Evangelist) - Psalm 139 / Revelation 19 / John 21:9–25Tuesday (Childermas) - Psalm 140 / Jeremiah 31:1–17 / Revelation 20Wednesday - Psalm 144 / Wisdom 9 / Revelation 21:1–14Thursday - Psalm 146 / Wisdom 10 / Revelation 21:15–22:5Friday - Psalm 148 / Wisdom 11 / Revelation 22:6–21Saturday (Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ) - Psalm 3; 4 / Galatians 1 / Luke 2:8–21AFTER THE PSALMS: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. AFTER LESSONS: The Word of the Lord. Thanks Be To God.  The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Prayer of IntercessionShow us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon the earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. Create in us clean hearts, O God; and Sustain us with your Holy Spirit. Amen.Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others.The CollectsThe First Sunday of ChristmasAlmighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, kindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Sunday Only)O Glorious Lord, your servant Stephen looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors: grant that in all our sufferings here upon earth we may love and forgive our enemies, looking steadfastly to Jesus Christ our Lord, who sits at your right hand and intercedes for us; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.John, Apostle and Evangelist (Monday Only)Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light; that we, being illumined by the teaching of your apostle and evangelist John, may so walk in the light of your truth, that at length we may attain to the fullness of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The Holy Innocents (Childermas) (Tuesday Only)Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.The Circumcision and Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Saturday Only)Almighty God, your blessed Son fulfilled the covenant of circumcision for our sake, and was given the Name that is above every name: Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name, and to worship him with pure hearts according to the New Covenant; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Prayer 2021
Prayer 2021 - December 24 - The Last Will and Testament pt 4

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 7:58


    Scripture For Today: Jeremiah 14:11 “Then the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of this people.”  The Last Will and Testament pt 4 We have been looking at “our inheritance” through our Salvation in Christ. I talked about, in the natural, when some is preparing to die, they usually will leave a “Will.” And the legal name for that document is the “Last Will and Testament of” that person.  We left off yesterday establishing that Jesus created a NEW WILL through the NEW TESTAMENT. But, does that mean He “did away with the Old Testament.”  I may have inferred that yesterday when I said that, in the case of a will, an “updated will” negates the power of the “old will.”  And that is true. The “power of the Old Testament” was established in punishment for sin with a continual offering of sacrifice to “keep the wrath away.” With the New Testament, Jesus became the FINAL sacrifice. We no longer need to continually offer sacrifices to defer God's wrath.  While the Bible is a unified book, there are differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament. In many ways, they are complementary. The Old Testament is foundational; the New Testament builds on that foundation with further revelation from God. The Old Testament establishes principles that are seen to be illustrative of New Testament truths. The Old Testament contains many prophecies that are fulfilled in the New. The Old Testament provides the history of a people; the New Testament focus is on a Person. The Old Testament shows the wrath of God against sin (with glimpses of His grace); the New Testament shows the grace of God toward sinners (with glimpses of His wrath). The Old Testament predicts a Messiah and the New Testament reveals who the Messiah is. The Old Testament records the giving of God's Law, and the New Testament shows how Jesus the Messiah fulfilled that Law. In the Old Testament, God's dealings are mainly with His chosen people, the Jews; in the New Testament, God's dealings are mainly with His church. Physical blessings promised us under the Old Covenant give way to Spiritual blessings under the New Covenant. The Old Testament prophecies related to the coming of Christ, although incredibly detailed, contain a certain amount of ambiguity that is cleared up in the New Testament. For example, the prophet Isaiah spoke of the death of the Messiah (https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Isa%2053 (Isaiah 53)) and the establishing of the Messiah's kingdom (https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Isa%2026 (Isaiah 26)) with no clues concerning the chronology of the two events—no hints that the suffering and the kingdom-building might be separated by millennia. In the New Testament, it becomes clear that the Messiah would have two advents: in the first He suffered and died (and rose again), and in the second He will establish His kingdom.  Because God's revelation in Scripture is progressive, the New Testament brings into sharper focus principles that were introduced in the Old Testament. The book of Hebrews describes how Jesus is the true High Priest and how His one sacrifice replaces all previous sacrifices, which were mere fore-shadowing's. The Passover lamb of the Old Testament becomes the Lamb of God in the New Testament. The Old Testament gives the Law. The New Testament clarifies that the Law was meant to show men their need of salvation and was never intended to be the means of salvation. And that is the big difference. Under the Old Covenant, man continually TRIED to please God. Under the New Covenant, we put our rest IN JESUS – who DID please God. Amen! In summary, the Old Testament lays the foundation for the coming of the Messiah who would sacrifice Himself for the sins of the world. The New Testament records the ministry of Jesus Christ and then looks back on what He did and how we are to respond. Both testaments reveal the same holy, merciful, and righteous God who

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 3:17

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 10:00


Friday, 24 December 2021   “Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. Acts 3:17   Peter has scathingly rebuked the “Men of Israel” (verse 3:12), and then he provided the explanation for his rebuke in the previous verse. With that stated, he changes his address, saying, “Yet now, brethrern.”   He spoke to them as countrymen on an equal but general manner when he called them “Men of Israel.” It was clearly a way of identifying himself with them as being of the same people who committed the crime of killing their Messiah without sharing directly in the guilt. Now, his address draws them into a closer bond, as if the past deeds are forgivable, and by which a restored closeness within the nation is readily possible. With this stated, he next says, “I know that you did it in ignorance.”   They are still men of Israel, and they still – both individually and collectively – bear the guilt for what occurred, even if done in ignorance. This is clearly laid out in their own law –   “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a person sins unintentionally against any of the commandments of the Lord in anything which ought not to be done, and does any of them, 3 if the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, then let him offer to the Lord for his sin which he has sinned a young bull without blemish as a sin offering.” Leviticus 4:2-4 (Individual sin).   &   “Now if the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally, and the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done something against any of the commandments of the Lord in anything which should not be done, and are guilty; 14 when the sin which they have committed becomes known, then the assembly shall offer a young bull for the sin, and bring it before the tabernacle of meeting.” Leviticus 4:13, 14 (The entire congregation).   Because of their guilt, each person must make the appropriate sacrifice for what he has done. And because the entire nation bears guilt, there must be a national sacrifice for what they have collectively done. But Peter will not direct them to make those sacrifices demanded by the Law of Moses, which are only types and shadows of the coming Messiah. Rather, he will call for them to “repent” and be converted, as will be noted in verse 3:19.   A new order of things has come, and a new means of satisfying God through the atonement process has been realized. The church is only at the very beginning of understanding this. It will take all of the New Testament epistles to fully realize the magnitude of what Christ did through His sacrificial work. For now, Peter simply points out that their guilt exists, even if it was done in ignorance. And this extends beyond the common people who may be standing before him. This is seen in his final words of the verse, “as did also your rulers.”   The rulers were responsible for the killing of Jesus, even if they too did it in ignorance. They bore the guilt of the act. But more, as leaders, their guilt must be admitted before the nation can find its promised redemption. That is seen, again, in the Levitical law –   ‘When a ruler has sinned, and done something unintentionally against any of the commandments of the Lord his God in anything which should not be done, and is guilty, ... So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.” Leviticus 4:22 & 4:26   Israel bears guilt in various ways for what they have done. The Law of Moses can no longer purge their guilt. This is clearly laid out in the book of Hebrews, explaining that everything that happened under the law was only anticipatory of the coming of Christ. When Christ came, He fulfilled that law. In His fulfillment of it, it is annulled (Hebrews 7:18), it is obsolete (Hebrews 8:13), and it is set aside (Hebrews 10:9).   The Law of Moses is done. It is nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14). In saying it is nailed to the cross, it means that Christ embodied it. He fulfilled it. And in His death, it died with Him. When He came out of the grave, it was under the establishment of a new and better covenant.   Paul's words to Timothy clearly understood the guilt he bore, even when his actions were in ignorance, but the forgiveness he had received was absolute when it came through the finished, final, and forever work of Jesus Christ –   “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, 13 although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.” 1 Timothy 1:12, 13   Life application: The nation of Israel continues to bear the guilt for what it did in rejecting Christ, even two thousand years later. Nothing can atone for their guilt apart from repenting of their actions, calling out to Christ, and being restored through the New Covenant. The Tribulation period that lies ahead will be the seven final years of the Mosaic Law being worked out in order for them to figure this out (Daniel 9:24-27).   The incredible thing to consider isn't that the nation of Israel hasn't figured this out, but that innumerable people who should know better – because they have the New Testament right there before them – cannot seem to figure it out.   There is a constant returning to the Law of Moses, in part or in whole, as they try to earn what God has already granted. They try to work through what God has already accomplished. And they will never find rest nor peace in the Lord through doing so.   Grace is grace. It cannot be earned. One must simply trust in what Christ has done, and then live out his life with this continued understanding. Be sure to run from the Hebrew Roots Movement, Seventh Day Adventism, and any other church that reinstates precepts from a fulfilled and now-obsolete law. And stay away from those who say that Jews have either a different gospel (hyperdispensationalism) or can be saved through adherence to the Law of Moses (dual-covenantalism).   There is one gospel, it is the only way to reconciliation with God. What happens in Acts is merely a descriptive account of how the church developed while its theology was in the process of being laid out by the apostles. Their epistles explain how all things find their fulfillment and completion in Christ.   Lord God, thank You that Christ is the fulfillment and the end of the law that stood against us. Yes, praise God for Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.