UA-96339200-1 2014 February

Priests Unto God

February 25, 2014

1. You are a priest.
Pastor describes doing for the people. Priest is in relation to what you do for and towards God.
We are first priests unto God, before even service to people.
1 Peter 2:9 - As long as we can identify with being called out of darkness into His marvellous light, we are priests
Ephesians 5:8 calls us darkness before we are in His light.
Rev 1:5-6 - He loved us and washed us in His own blood and made us kings and priests...

2. The prayers we offer are incense to the LORD.
Psalms 141:2
Revelation 5:5-8 - v8 The prayers of the saints are incense
Revelation 8:3-

3. The priest ministers to the LORD, not for the LORD.
Hebrews 8:3

God wants continuous incense, prayers offered at all times.
Exodus 30:7-8

5. A priest sins when he does not offer the incense of prayer - this is every believer.
1 Samuel 12:23. We are to pray without ceasing - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

6. A priest is able to save or cause salvation by intercession
Hebrews 7:25

7. Great miracles happen to the priest as he performs his priestly duty
Luke 1:5-18 - the things happened to Zacharias when he was ministering incense

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Two Things That Help Your Marriage

February 23, 2014

Eph 5:19-28
In order to have a successful marriage, both parties must know the Lord. It is when a husband knows Christ and how He loves the Church, that he can love his wife as Christ loves the Church.
- John 3:16
- 1 John 4:7, 8
- Romans 5:5

- Our capacity to love each other comes from God. Someone may have good intentions, and promise to love his / her spouse, but without God's help, they will not be able to continue giving the love after they have been wronged.

- God also instructs a wife to submit to her husband as unto the LORD, but how can she unless she is first submitted to the LORD? She will rather think submission is oppression.

- 1 Corinthians 13:1-4

- Anyone who wants a successful marriage should stay close to God and take his Christian walk seriously.

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