Ps Clinton Phillips 24th November 2013 (John 1:1-5, John 1:12-14, Hebrews 9:11-15, Hebrews 9:23, Exodus 30:17-20, Titus 3:3-5, Ephesians 5:24-26, James 1:23-25)

Clinton Phillips, November 24, 2013
Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Up close and personal - Tabernacle. Recap - brazen altar
Today - Laver. Talks about the word of God.
John 1:1-5 - the word of God. vs 12-14. As many as received him, gave the right to become children of God. You were born because of the will of God. Our position as children of God. God wants to remind you today that we're not just his followers, we are his children. Family connect. In relationship with God - he is our Father, we are his child. We can belong in the family of God. His character is going to be formed in you. God willed for your life to be!
Heb 9:11-13. Jesus is a picture of the tabernacle. Jesus became flesh and dwelt amongst us.
Story how the priests went into the holy of holies once a year. Rope around ankle, scarlet threat. Jesus is our high priest!
We are people who live and exist for eternity. Everything that God has promised us is available to us now.
vs 15. The tabernacle is a copy of what God does in heaven. What happens here gives an insight into what happens in heaven.
Ex 30:17-20. Laver. for washing. reflection. Polished brass, reflected like a mirror. When the priest came to wash, what they would see was their reflection, to see where to wash. Laver speaks of God's word to wash, and serves as a mirror to reflect.
Titus 3:3-5. Washing. God says I need you to come every day to my word, need you to wash, need you to be clean. Be positioned in the word of God. Changes the way that we think. We know what the word of God says, but sometimes we avoid it because we know it will wash away stuff. But, if we want to come to God, we have to wash first. Transforming power of God in our lives.
Eph 5:24-26. Sanctified by the washing of water by the word. Allow Gods word to wash us! God's word is not about a lot of rules, it's actually liberating, bringing freedom and help.
James 1:23-25. Don't be just a hearer of the word, but a doer of the word.

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