Weekly Worship Meditation

March 2013

Understanding Easter

  March 31, 2013 For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. —John 20:9 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. —Luke 24:45  There is no one verse or passage in the Old Testament that foretold that Jesus must rise from the dead.  Jesus was not, therefore, saying the disciples were ignorant of an isolated verse.  Rather, John 20:9 says the disciples did not...

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God's Law Regarding Worship

  March 24, 2013 “This is the law of the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering, the consecrations, and the sacrifice of the peace offering.” —Leviticus 7:37 “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He [Christ] entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”  —Hebrews 9:12 Reading the opening ten chapters of Leviticus that contain...

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The Importance of Detail in the Law Regarding Worship

  March 17, 2013 According to all that the LORD had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work.  Then Moses looked over all the work, and indeed they had done it; as the LORD had commanded, just so they had done it. And Moses blessed them. — Exodus 39:42-43 You haven’t given up reading the Law, have you?  I pray not!  Let me share a couple of observations about the detail God gave to Moses and the children of Israel...

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More Help Reading the Law

March 10, 2013 "...Then He [Christ] said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God." He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." — Hebrews 10:9-10 Here is some more help about reading the Law: The lion’s share of God’s Law is the ceremonial law—especially details about the Tabernacle (and all its...

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Help Reading the Law

  March 3, 2013 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. — 2 Timothy 3:16-17  I hope that many of you are reading the Bible along with the congregation.  We are in a section that most people do not read unless they are following a reading plan that takes them through the...

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