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The Day of Atonement Leviticus 16:15 “Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil, and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat.” (NASB) A study of the Day of Atonement gives us insight into two important things Jesus did for us when died for us on the cross. First, the Day of Atonement foreshadows Jesus spilling His blood on the cross. Hebrews 9:22 says, “And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” (NASB) Jesus understood that this was His destiny. In instituting the Lord’s Supper, He said, “for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:28 NASB) The Children of Israel would have understood from the outset, that atonement-or being reconciled with God-could only be accomplished if bloo…

Sermon Outlines on Gospel Passages

A Perfect Pattern for Prayer Matthew 6:9–13 Introduction: This really isn’t the Lord’s prayer. That is in John 17. This is actually the disciples’ prayer. There is no real problem with its repetition, but it doesn’t appear it was ever intended to be repeated “as is.” The actual introduction reads: “This, then, is how you should pray …” I. PremisesA. This is a matter of relationship 1. None but the child of God can pray this 2. It stresses that we are in a family relationship with Him B. This is a matter of reverence 1. It marks off the difference and distance between us 2. It sounds a caution about over-familiarity II. Principles A. Stated 1. Concern for God’s name—the name stands for the person and for the person’s honor 2. Concern for God’s rule—the rule and reign of Christ and its growth in human hearts and its establishment on earth 3. …

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 27 YEAR A Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament Joshua 24:1–3a, 14–25 Psalm Psalm 78:1–7 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament Wisdom of Solomon 6:12–16 or Amos 5:18–24 Psalm Wisdom of Solomon 6:17–20 or Psalm 70 New Testament 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 Gospel Matthew 25:1–13 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).