The Priesthood (13 of 16) by Ernest Easley

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The Priesthood (13 of 16)
THE SCARLET THREAD
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Exodus 29.1-12
May 2, 2001

Tonight we are picking up where we left off last
Wednesday night in our study of the Priesthood. Last
week we learned about The Conditions for Selection.
Exodus 28.1-2, "Now take Aaron your brother, and
his sons with him, from among the children of Israel,
that he may minister to Me as priest, Aaron and
Aaron's sons..."
So from the family of Aaron came the priests!
From the tribe of Levi came the workers for the
tabernacle. And the rest of the children of Israel
served as warriors.
So when you look at the congregation of God...
there were those responsible for Worship... for
Work... and for War! And Numbers 2.17 tells us that
"everyone was in his place."
I visited with our staff Monday morning about
that text: "everyone in his place." We need to help
the members of our church find their place! For God
has a place for everybody! And I hope that you not
only have a place... but that you are found in your
place!
Now some of you know where your place is. Some
of you are still looking for your place. Let's take a
minute tonight and hear from some of you who have a
place. Your testimony will be an encouragement to the
rest of us.
For instance... your place may be in the choir.
You would simply say, "My place is in the choir."
[Testimonies]
What a joy to have a place and then to be found
in that place making a contribution to the Kingdom's
work!
Well... let's get back to the Priesthood.

(1) The Condition for Selection.

(2) The Consecration through Sacrifice.
Exodus 29.1-11 ... now before serving as Priests...
they had to be consecrated (set apart) or cleansed.
We find here in Exodus 29 that they had a two-fold
cleansing...
-a judicial cleansing.
Verses 11-12, "Then you shall kill the bull
before the Lord, by the door of the tabernacle of
meeting. You shall take some of ...


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