When we first think of sacrifice, I would dare say we think back to the Old Testament and ancient times and the sacrificial system.
Acts 9:1 Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
Acts 9:2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
There is a condition in the church that we need to be very aware of. It creeps up on us, which in itself is surprising.
This malady is blindness! How is it that we don’t realize that we are going blind?
What is Baptism?
It is an outward sign of an inward conviction and commitment
Why are we talking about this today — because this is a SALVATIONAL issue!
Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.” (Psalm 69:30)
What a change of attitude – at least for the time being. He goes from not doing what God says and then compounding it by running away — to being thankful and willing to do all that Jonah has said that he would do. And of course this includes going to Nineveh.
Most miss out on the significance of this book. All the other miracles and lessons are overshadowed because of the one thing….
Is There Any Faith Today?
Jesus prophesying about His own return asks …when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8
It is a System
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.