Sunday, August 26, 2007

Treasures in God's House

“And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.” -1 Chronicles 26:20

Under the Old Covenant the treasures being spoken of in this verse consists of earthly things. In the New Covenant we still have treasures in the house of God whether we have been blessed by God with beautiful facilities or not. We are told in Ephesians 3:8 that we have “unsearchable riches of Christ.” It is a fact that today we have greater treasures in the house of God than the saints had under the Old Covenant.

Being back in our home church was a great blessing today. We are blessed to be members of a church that is rich and full of great treasure because “we preach Christ and Him crucified.” What a wonderful blessing it was to assemble with God’s people and rejoice in the grace we have in Christ.

This morning in Sunday School our pastor was in Romans 5 and we were studying all the blessing that flow from our justification by faith through Jesus Christ. Knowing we have been justified we have peace with God and access to the Father because of Christ’s redemptive work on the Cross.

Then in the morning service Pastor Marlin preached a sermon about John the Baptist entitled The Voice of One. He brought out three points from Matthew 3:3.
1. Lone Voice 2. Loud Voice 3. Liberating Voice
It was a great encouragement because many times I feel like our voice is also a lone voice. However, just like in Elijah’s case there are still many others who have not bowed the knee to Baal. But even if we are a lone voice we still have a message that must be proclaimed.

I have never had a problem with identifying with the second point. Right, wrong, or indifferent I have never sheepishly proclaimed the Word of God. I can identify with John the Baptist on this point as well.

Finally he pointed out that we should have a liberating voice because Christ is the true liberator. That is the purpose for which Christ came. Would to God our Baptist brethren would become a voice to liberate our homes, churches and civil society from the bondage of Satan.

This evening was a bit unusual. Since we are from the North we had a new experience. It is one that we will get to participate in next week. We had a guest speaker but the purpose of the evenings service was because a pastor search committee from another church was there to hear him preach. He preached a very good message from Romans 7 concerning our struggles to do what is right.

What a wonderful day as we fellowshipped with the saints, sang praises to our God and heard His Word. We hope you were able to behold the treasures of God’s house today as well. If not, make it a point next Sunday to go to the House of God.


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