Priest

Sacrificing Goodness

Priest

Lesson 3: Sacrificing Goodness

August 31 & September 1, 2019

 

1 Peter 2:5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. New International Version

 

Helping The Helpless Is Our Sacrifice

 

Hebrews13:15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. New International Version  

 

Hebrews13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. New International Version  

 

Acts 10:4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.” New International Version

 

You Were Created To Do Good Works

 

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiworkcreated in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. New International Version

 

God Is Glorified By Your Good Works

 

Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. New International Version  

 

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” New International Version 

 

1 Peter 2:12 …Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives. The Message

 

Helping The Poor Is God’s Priority

 

Leviticus 19:9 “When you harvest the crops of your land, do not harvest the grain along the edges of your fields, and do not pick up what the harvesters dropNew Living Translation

 

Leviticus 19:10 It is the same with your grape crop—do not strip every last bunch of grapes from the vines, and do not pick up the grapes that fall to the ground. Leave them for the poor and the foreigners living among you.” I am the Lord your God. New Living Translation

 

Helping The Poor Honors God

 

Proverbs 14:31 Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors himNew Living Translation

 

Helping The Poor Will Be Repaid By God

 

Proverbs 19:17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord – and he will repay you! New Living Translation

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