What offering did King
Hezekiah command to be made when he
re-established the worship of the Temple,
following a period of apostasy?
Hezekiah gave the
order to sacrifice the burnt offering on
the altar. As the offering began, singing to the
Lord began also, accompanied by trumpets and the
instruments of King David of Israel. 2
How did Hezekiah interpret
the meaning of this service to the people of
Then Hezekiah said, You
have now dedicated yourselves to the Lord.
Come and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to
the temple of the Lord. So the assembly
brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all
whose hearts were willing to bring burnt
offerings. Verse 31.
Note The morning
and evening burnt offering (Exodus 29:38-41)
symbolized the daily consecration of the chosen
people to the Lord.
Call To Continual
How does the apostle Paul
urge this consecration upon all Christians?
Therefore, I urge
you, brothers, in view of Gods mercy, to
offer your bodies as living sacrifices,
holy and pleasing to God this is your
spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1.
What is the sacrifice of
praise declared to be?
therefore, let us continually offer to God a
sacrifice of praise the fruit of lips
that confess his name. Hebrews 13:15.
How is the service of
consecration to be carried out by the Christian
You also, like living
stones, are being built into a spiritual house to
be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual
sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus
Christ. 1 Peter 2:5.
The Example of Jesus
Who has set the example of
And whosoever wants
to be the first must be your slave just as
the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom
What position has Jesus
taken among His brethren?
For who is greater,
the one who is at the table or the one who
serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But
I am among you as one who serves.
In what does the likeness
to Christ consist?
should be the same as that of Jesus Christ.
What did Christs
spirit of meekness and consecration lead Him to
But he made himself
nothing, taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness. Verse 7.
To what extent did Christ
And being in the
appearance as a man, he humbled himself and
became obedient to death even death on
the cross! Verse 8.
Call to Complete Consecration
How does He exhort us to
the same consecration?
yoke upon you and learn from me, for I
am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find
rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29.
What does He make the
condition of discipleship?
In the same way,
any of you who does not give up everything he has
cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33.
What is proof that one does
not belong to Christ?
You, however, are
controlled not by the sinful nature but by the
Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if
anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he
does not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9.
How should we walk who
Whoever claims to live
in him must walk as Jesus did. 1
Do we belong to ourselves?
Do you not know that
your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is
in you, whom you have received from God? You
are not your own; you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your body. 1
Corinthians 6: 19,20.
What are we therefore exhorted to do?
Therefore honor God
with your body. Verse 20.
Note Our time,
strength, and means are Gods and should be
given to His service.
Of what are the bodies of Christians the
Do you not know that
your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, who you have received from God?
When truly consecrated, for what is one
Then I heard the voice of
the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? And who
will go for us? And he said, Here
am I. Send me! Isaiah 6:8.
How is willingness for service otherwise
As the eyes of the
slaves look to the hand of the their master, as
the eyes of a maid look to the hands of her
mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
tell he shows us his mercy. Psalm 123:2.
One writer has said: It is
impossible for us, of ourselves, to escape from
the pit of sin in which we are sunken. Our hearts
are evil, and we cannot change them. Who
can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not
one. The carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to the law of
God, neither can it be. Job 14:4; Romans
8:7. Education, culture, the exercise of the
will, human effort, all have proper sphere, but
they are powerless. They may produce an outward
correctness of behavior, but they cannot change
the heart; they cannot purify the springs of
life. There must be a power working within, a new
life from above, before men can be changed from
sin to holiness. That power is Christ. His grace
alone can quicken the lifeless faculties of the
soul, and attract it to God, to holiness.