September 11, 2022 Pastor Prep Notes

Sept 11 THE ARC OF THE COVENANT:IT’S YOU!

LIFE WITH JESUS IS HEAVEN ON EARTH.

YOU’RE A WALKING MIRACLE.

A Verse to Remember:

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, …Ephesians 2:6

Gospel Story: How do you see the kingdom of God? John 3:1-17

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: HEBREWS 9


6 When these things were all in place, the priests regularly entered the first room as they performed their religious duties. 7 But only the high priest ever entered the Most Holy Place, and only once a year. And he always offered blood for his own sins and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. 8 By these regulations the Holy Spirit revealed that the entrance to the Most Holy Place was not freely open as long as the Tabernacle and the system it represented were still in use.

9 This is an illustration pointing to the present time. For the gifts and sacrifices that the priests offer are not able to cleanse the consciences of the people who bring them. 10 For that old system deals only with food and drink and various cleansing ceremonies—physical regulations that were in effect only until a better system could be established.


Reflection:

The Arc of the Covenant in The Most Holy Place, it’s a picture of you! Wood symbolizes flesh. Covered in Gold, that represents the Divine. It’s you in Christ! And then look at what’s inside. The Manna from Heaven. Jesus tells us that “now the Father offers us the true bread that comes down from Heaven… jn6:32-33). And this true bread, Jesus, lives in you! And just as Aron’s staff sprouted buds to reveal he had God’s authority, so too with Christ in you, you carry the one who has “all authority in heaven and earth” Matt 28:18. The arc of the covenant, it’s a picture that points to who you are in Christ! You’re the arc of the new covenant! Unbelievable, no, it’s true!

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