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Delivered By
Jason Soward
Delivered On
November 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Hebrews 13:10-16
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Worship Guide
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1. Jesus Is the Altar of our thanksgiving and praise

Hebrews 13:10-16

10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent[a] have no right to eat.11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

a. Altar is a raised place where sacrifices were made

i. Literally a place of slaughter,

ii. Noah, Abraham, Moses…

iii. Central to worship of God’s people

iv. Command about the Altar

Leviticus 6:8-13

8 The Lord said to Moses: 9 “Give Aaron and his sons this command: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar. 10 The priest shall then put on his linen clothes, with linen undergarments next to his body, and shall remove the ashes of the burnt offering that the fire has consumed on the altar and place them beside the altar. 11 Then he is to take off these clothes and put on others, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a place that is ceremonially clean. 12 The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. 13 The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.

b. A better altar has come

i. Jesus was rejected by the Jews

1. The Chief cornerstone was rejected

2. They are not worthy to partake in the Christ

ii. He was sent outside the city to the place of reproach

1. As a criminal

2. As an offence

iii. He was sacrificed on behalf of all who would believe the Gospel

1. The Law was fulfilled and satisfied in Christ’s sacrifice

2. He made the old altar obsolete and void iv. He is now the altar at which those who believe come to worship

2. The fruit of our lips is our worship

Isaiah 43:21

The people whom I formed for myself That they might declare my praise.

John 4:23

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

a. No longer do we sacrifice according to the law of Moses, but the law of Grace

i. The place which our sacrifice of praise lands in on Christ

1. He is the motivation of our praise

2. He is the substance of our praise

ii. The picture of fruit of the lips

1. A Christian is called to Expresses inwardly and outwardly the thanksgiving of God

a. Superficial praise

Matthew 15:7-9

7You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: 8“‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 9in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

b. Stifled Praise

Psalm 100

1Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!

2Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

3Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his;a we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

5For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

3. We share with our brothers and sisters Hebrews 13:16

a. When we gather as a body

i. Are his praises shared among others?

ii. Are you viewing God as our audience in singing?

iii. Do you spend time savoring Him

iv. Do you enjoy experiencing his presence in your life?

v. Are you expressing thanksgiving about Him to others?
 

Is your flame burning? Do you believe that Jesus is the Altar that you need to lay your life on?

Leviticus 6:12-13

12 The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. 13 The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.