To Serve God

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “To Serve God” from Hebrews 9:13-14.

Hebrews 9:13-14 (ESV)

The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

To serve God you need the blood of Christ.

  • The blood of animals was never going to be sufficient.
  • The blood of Christ was fully sufficient to our need.
  • The blood of Christ was offered through the eternal spirit.
  • The blood of Christ is perfect to purify our consciences from dead works.
    • From dead works.
      • They were dead because dead men do them.
      • They are dead because they cannot bring life.
      • They are dead because they lead to death.
    • To serve the living God.
      • Power
      • Purpose
      • Privilege

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What does it mean to serve?
  • What is needed to serve God?
  • In what ways are we able to serve God?
  • What does the blood of Christ do for us?