Quarter’s Theme: DIVINE DISPLAY OF THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE
Unit 1: The Initiator Of The Message (Lessons 1-3)
LESSON 2 14/6/2015
THE KINGSHIP AND PRIESTHOOD OF BELIEVERS
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 236, 244
Devotional Reading: ISA. 9:6,7
Topic For Adults
YOU ARE A KING AND A PRIEST
Topic For Youths
A PROGENY OF ROYALTY
Topic For Intermediates
A ROYAL DESCENDANT
REV. 1: 4-8; 1 PET. 2: 5-10
Memory Verse: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”. (1 Pet. 2:9) KJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
‘Unholy Priests’ Under Levitical Priesthood
God set His standard for every generation. He enacts His standard for His priests under levitical priesthood. He stated categorically that “… speak to Aaron, saying: ‘No man of your descedants in succeeding generations, who has any defect, may approach to offer the bread of his God (v. 17). Only he shall not go near the veil or approach the altar because he has a defect” (verse 23a). Sin is the defect that can hinder one from approaching the throne of God or offer the sacrifice acceptable to God, not physical defect. In our generation the key fact to approach God is “holiness”; without holiness, no one can see God. Make yourself holy today and you will see that God is not far from you.
Point of Emphasis: Sin is repulsive to God not physical defect; confess, repent and you will become an effective priest.
Prayer Point: Every defect depriving me from being a holy priesthood unto the Lord, be neutralised in Jesus’ name.