A Living Sacrifice

Introduction A. When properly executed, the OT sacrificial system must have been a marvel, and yet Paul says it was only “a shadow of the good things to come” (Hebrews 10:1). B. These sacrifices required extensive preparation before they could be offered, and this holds true for our sacrifice as well. I. God prepared Jesus a body for the performing of His will. A. The OT sacrifices were prepared carefully according to the law prescribed...

What Loves Does

Introduction A. Love and faith are much alike: they are both lasting (1 Corinthians 13:13), and yet neither can be perceived by the natural senses. B. Intangible things like faith and love can only be detected and measured by their effects (James 2:14-26; cf. Hebrews 11). C. How can you tell if someone loves you? What are love’s effects? I. Love serves. A. If we love God, we will serve Him (Matthew 6:24). B. If we love...

The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (Psalm 23:1). Probably a close second to John 3:16, this verse is (for good reason) among the best known in the entire Bible. What a comforting thought it is to us today––as it must have been to David, this psalm’s author––to know that the Lord is watching over us and has our well-being in mind at all times! The mystery behind God’s abiding love for man is one of which...

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