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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 45 · 1 year ago

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Read Your Bible Devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds.

Hello and welcome to read Your Bibledevotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in a year. This daily devotional will help keep your heart in mind and God's word.Use your phone to download and listen to Pastor Brad Reynolds Audio podcast. Youcan find a RSS feed link on our website, www dot do berry baptistclarksbridgecom. Don't tell anyone, but I'm going to tell you a secret.I the head. Someone tell you a secret. You know, every timeI April and I would get every time she would get pregnant, we wouldkeep it a secret until we told our family. We wouldn't tell anyone untilwe told our fan do you know?...

Once we told our family, wetold everyone. We're so excited, always excited about the possibility of the nextchild. We got thirty in heaven and four here on Earth, but wewere always inside. Every time she got pregnant. We wanted the world toknow. You see, some things are not intended to be private, somethings are intended to be shared. When we see that truth here, goingback all the way into Leviticus, we're still in Leviticus. Are Reading forthe day as Leviticus seventeen through nineteen, and we're in Leviticus chapter seventeen today. That's where I want to address the things that we need to share,things that are not intended to be kept to ourselves. Levinicas seventeen, wesee that they're certain foods that we are...

...to eat and certain foods were notto eat. Chapter eighteen kind of deals with moral purity. Chapter Nineteen there'svarious regulations in but we're in chapter seventeen and I want to read verses threethrough five. Any man from the House of Israel who slaughters and aughts ora lamb or a goat in the camp or who slaughters it outside the campand has not brought into the doorway of the ten of meeting to present itas an offering to the Lord before the Tabernact of the Lord, blood guiltinessis to be reckoned to that man. He is shared blood and that manshall be cut off from a mom his people. The reason is so thatthe sons of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they are sacrificed in the openfield, that they may bring them...

...to the Lord the doorway of theten of meeting, to the priest and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offeringsto the Lord. What this is dealing with is God saying there aren't tobe any private sacrifices. You're not to have these private little sacrifices. Fromthe beginning, worship was to be corporate. There's something special about God's people gatheringtogether to worship. There's something special about God coming and inhabiting the praiseof his people as they gathered together, not private worship services but corporate worshipservices where the local church comes together. In fact, Paul says an EphesiansChapter One, Verses Nineteen through twenty three. The that power is the same asthe mighty strength he observed when he...

...raised Christ from the day and seatedhim at his right hand in the heavenly realms. Far about all rule andauthority, power and the meaning and every name that is invoked, not onlyin the present age but also in the one to come. And God placesall things on under his feet. And a point in him speaking of Jesusto be here over everything for the church, which is his body. The churchis the fulls of him who feels everything in everyone. Don't Miss,Paul says the manifest and Power of God is in Christ. That same powerthat God used to raise Christ from the...

...dead is in Christ, who isthe head of the church, and his church is the fullness of him andhis power. The church, the local church, is the fullness of Christ'spower, who is the fullness of God's unbelievable. What God is saying here. He's not saying God can't be experienced in nature. He's not saying youcan't see God in nature. He's not saying you can't be out of natureof all, walking through the woods and begin worshiping. What he's saying,though, is that manifested power he, for whatever reason in his wisdom,placed within the local church. Now, before you get up said at this, keep in mind I didn't write Efesians. In fact I wasn't there when Paulwrote it. God didn't even ask...

...my opinion about it. This isGod's word, it's what he said and it's very clear. It's not tosay its presence can't be found elsewhere. It's just to say that his manifestedpresence he's decided to be within the local church. Now, I'll be inthe first to say some churches are not true churches. Some are just deadand it's no wonder you can experience the power of God there, but thatdoes not deny the truth of God's word. Perhaps those of us who never experiencedGod's power to church, perhaps is because we're members, are going todead churches, I get it. But our experience is not a valid denialof God's Word, God's clear and so...

I say to those who have neverexperienced it in a local church, try to find a good local church sothat you can experience what God says he intended for. The church Offesians inthe bittic is going back here. This is the purpose of no private sacrifices. It seems to be that God is a people. God God, andwe, as his children, should be a people people. We should lovespending time with God's children, we should enjoy spending time with those who weresaved and we should enjoy coming together and worshiping God together corporately as a family, as God intended. Further corporate worship guards against God's Children's true which wasa huge temptation for the children of Israel,...

...as there in caning and some ofthem may live by themselves and if they begin worshiping God by themselves,they may start strain from true worship. And so God says no, weneed to do this corporate worship so that you don't begin offering sacrifices to falsegods or worshiping faults God's or going down a trail of Harrison. Corporate worshipprotects that. Even today, without the protection of the local church, individualscan be led astray in private worship. Just as a child of Israel couldhave sacretized God with the Gods of Canaan, so to today you and I cansyncretize what we think is worship with God with things of this world,without the protection of a pastor, of a shepherd, of a local churchand an accountability of studying God's Word Together...

...and worshiping him together. Corporate worshipencourages accountability, which benefits us all and guards against the postasy. Hebrews chapterten, when it says do not forsake the assembling together of yourselves. Afterthat, read yourself. After that, the right of Hebrews starts talking aboutthe postacy. It seems to be that he's saying when we start to stopworshiping together, when we begin to cease coming together and worshiping. That's thefirst steps that go lead to apostacy. And you know what? I've seenthat. I've seen that by people who quit coming to church. A lotof times, though, stop coming because of seeing that they're enjoying or somethinggoing on. Where they get their feelings...

...are? They get mad or somethingin instead of forgiving, they hold on the bitterness which is seeing, andbefore long they start excusing their sin and then they start saying things like well, I don't have to go to church to be saved, which is rout, but they say it to offer an excuse for not going to church.And then all of a sudden they don't believe what they want to see,they don't obey, they don't follow and they just get further and further awayfrom God. That's why, going all the way back to Leviticus, Goddidn't want worship to be some sort of pride thing between us and God.He wanted corporate worship, or we come together as his family, worshiping ourfather, as a family of God, together and then keeping each other accountable, making sure we don't stray. Well...

...and left to our own soul competency, without any accountability, we are all tempted by our deceptive hearts to makecompromises which lead to see him, and so see him and it's temporary enjoymenttempts us to reconsider scriptural teachings, which leads to apostasy. I just encourageyou to worship corporately. Does cold corporate worship safe people? No, no, no, no, no no. If you're going to church and youthink that says you're wrong, you can't be saved. Are Going to church, you say, only by the grace of Jesus Christ, whether you goto church or man. However, does, course, worship protect us from ourselves? You better believe it. That's what God intended. Moreover, thefather wants us to enjoy our brothers and...

...sisters in him. He's a bigGod with a big heart and he has a big family. He's a peopleGod and he wants his children to be people. People worship is not tobe private. Let's share enjoy God's power together. And, by the way, what a great opportunity, even through social media, for us to sharewith us what God's doing in our lives through worship and share just to encouragementas we continue through our study of God's word. Our next reading will beLeviticus Chapter Twenty through twenty two, and also saw many five salt ninety vibesgoing to be dealing with a warning against going the path that the children ofIsrael went, where they wandered for forty years. But it's our reading viticustwenty through twenty two and Sol ninety five.

But I want to pray with youbefore we leave today. Father, I thank you again for your amazingword. God have timely, it is even all the way back in thebecause we're reading these general laws and we're seeing how incredibly applicable they are.Father, thank you for that. Thank you for reminding us that you intendedworship to be something where we experience it with others and that worship, whenwe experience with others, it's just double its manifest and in so doing wealso keep ourselves accountable. So, father, thank you for teaching us, eventhrough the pages of Leviticus that would ultimately point to a Fesians chapter one, the truths of corporate worship and the power of the area. Father,I pray for anyone who doesn't have a strong church, God, that youwill help them find it, provided where...

...they can enjoy what I'm speaking about, where they can enjoy the power of God manifested in ways that you've chosenin your wisdom, to only manifest through the local church and that joint worship, how just lives, our spirits feeding off of each other and worship toa great God. Morn, I pray you will help them find that church, where it also protects and guards them, guards us from ourselves. Thank youfor that truth. Pray that you'll continue to be with us even thisday. Christ name, we pray Amen. Thank you again for joining us today.

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