As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them (Acts 13:2, KJV) When we think of ministry, we often think about how we meet the spiritual and physical needs of other people. Yes, this is ministry, but there is
And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings:… (Amos 4:5 KJV) Thanksgiving is our expected response to the grace of God. In fact, one of the meanings of the Greek word charis used for grace is thanksgiving. The grace of God prompts an unforced and spontaneous thankful response
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 2:5 KJV) The Apostle Peter reminds us in this verse that God has created us to be a holy priesthood unto Him, to offer spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish (2 Cor. 2:15 KJV) God has made us a sweet savour of Christ unto Himself. The figure here is that of a sweet fragrance that the LORD inhales and is very pleased with. In Genesis
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips (Hos. 14:2 KJV) The prophet Hosea saw in the spirit the blessedness of the believer in Christ as expressed in the words on Hos. 14:2 above.
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 2:5 KJV.) The Lord has created in you a holy priesthood to offer unto Him spiritual sacrifices. This immediately teaches us that there is both natural sacrifice and
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” (Heb. 13:15 KJV). In the Old Testament, a sacrifice was typically an animal offering that was presented to God for one of many different reasons. A pleasant, acceptable burnt offering
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; (2 Cor. 2:15 NAS) The priests in the Old Testament offered different types of sacrifices to God. Aaron, the first High Priest, was commanded to burn incense upon the altar in the Tabernacle (