Sunday Review 06.25.17
In case you weren't able to be with us for our time together yesterday, here's what you missed:
- Pastor Rob continued our study of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. As we looked at the fruit of longsuffering, we saw that God's longsuffering has been on display throughout the Scriptures (Ex. 34:6-7; Ps. 103:8; Joel 2:13b), reaching its fullest expression in the cross of Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:21-26). We also saw that believers are called to display God's longsuffering in our own lives (Eph. 4:1-2), and that doing so brings God glory (1 Pet. 2:12). Finally, we were reminded that while God is graciously slow to anger toward those who have not yet embraced the gospel, He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness, and now commands everyone to repent (Acts 17:30-31).
The Gospel Project
- We began looking at various atonement sacrifices as outlined in Leviticus. We saw that atonement is needed to remove our guilt (Lev. 1:3-9; Heb 9:12), and to restore us to service (Lev. 2:1-3; John 12:24). We also saw that atonement is needed in order to reconcile us to God (Lev. 3:1-5; Eph 2:13). But each of the sacrifices prescribed in Leviticus served as shadows that ultimately pointed to Christ, who Himself is the atoning sacrifice that purifies the conscience of all who believe (Heb. 9:13-14).