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4 Reasons A Christian is A Priest – sermon outline

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Following is a wonderful sermon outline on what it means to be consecrated. I am excited about this because this is only one sermon out of a hundred or so that I am about to release in a new eBook entitled REVIVAL SERMON OUTLINES. Stay posted as it should be released in the next week or so. Below is a sample of what to expect.

THE CONSECRATION OF AARON AND HIS SONS
by the late Dr. C. Perren
 

 
(SUGGESTED TITLE- 4 REASONS A CHRISTIAN IS A PRIEST – E.L.)
 
 
TEXT: (Read 1 Peter 2:9, 10; Rev. 1:4-6; Rev. 5:9, 10; Ex. 29:19-21.) " And hast made us unto our God Kings and priests." Rev. 5-10.
 
THERE is no such thing as official priests under the new dispensation. A minister is not a priest, except in the same sense as the humblest believer.
 
Believers are priests. As such they are the leaders in divine worship, they are the depositaries of saving knowledge, arid intercessors for fallen men.

TRANSITION: In the twenty-ninth chapter of Exodus we have the particulars concerning the consecration of Aaron and his sons to the work of the priesthood. This ceremony was typical.

1. The Washing. — "And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them in water." Ex. 29: 4.
 
Isaiah 1: 16 says: "Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil."
 
And again: "Touch not the unclean; be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord." Isa. 52 : 11.
 
Christ said, " If I wash thee not, thou hast no part in me." John 13 : 8.
 
Paul said, " Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord. 2 Cor. 7: 1.
 
2. The Anointing. — "Then shalt thou take the anointing oil and pour it upon his head, and anoint him." Ex. 29:7.
 
Jesus was anointed as our great High Priest with the Holy Spirit at his baptism. In the synagogue at Nazareth he read from the prophet: " The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the glad tidings," etc., and he said, "This day is this scripture fulfilled."
 
The disciples were anointed with the Spirit on the day of Pentecost. This was an anointing for ministry or work, as Christ was at the Jordan. It was not for working miracles as some suppose, for the disciples wrought miracles before this.
 
Have you been anointed for service.  We are but poor workers without it.
 
3. The Clothing. — "And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat and the robe of ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod; and thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre." Ex. 29 : 5, 6.
 
Some things are to be put off and some things are to be put on:

"Put on him the best robe." Luke 15:22.
' Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ." Rom. 13:14.
' Put ye on the new man." Eph. 4 :24.
"Put on bowels of mercies." Col. 3 :12.
"Put on charity." Col. 3 :14.
 
In Revelation the saints are seen in white robes, "which is the righteousness of the saints."
 
In Ephesians 5:25-27 Paul tells us that "Christ loved the church and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."
 
ILLUS- A woman takes a piece of dirty linen and washes it in water, and bleaches it on the green grass till at last it is pure and white, but alas it is full of wrinkles. To remove these, she puts it under the hot iron. Even so in regeneration we have been washed, made "whiter than snow." But alas! the wrinkles still remain,—ugly, selfish, crooked dispositions.
 
Then begins the second process — the work of sanctification. For this our Lord often uses the hot iron of trial and affliction. Thank God, we are to be perfected at the last, and Christ is to be glorified in the persons of his saints. We are to be " without spot or wrinkle or any such thing."
 
4. The Touching with Blood. — "And take the blood and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron." Ex. 29 :20.
 
Upon the ear for hearing,— " Incline thine ears unto me;" " Hear, and your souls shall live;" "Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound;" " Take heed how you hear;" " Faith corneth by hearing."
 
Upon the hand for work,— "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;" "He showed them his hands;" " Palms in their hands."
 
Upon the foot for a godly walk,— "Enoch walked with God;" " The feet of the wicked are swift to shed blood;" "How beautiful are the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings; that publisheth peace."
 
ILLUS- A missionary standing on a raised platform was preaching, when a native came up and putting his hands on the good man's feet, exclaimed, "Beautiful feet that came so far to tell me how to be saved."

 

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