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You Asked For It - Week 3

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
November 19, 2022

Week 3
November 19, 2022

Knowing what you know now, what would you say to yourself when you first started ministry?

It’s a Marathon, Not A Sprint
Measure Success By Impact In Lives (Nothing Else)
Bible College Did Not Prepare Me For Leading People or a Staff
Get The Right Mentors Around You And LISTEN
Follow The Leading Of The Holy Spirit (Nothing Else)

Why did Jesus need to be baptized?

Matthew 3:13-17
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

John’s Baptism Was A Repentance of Baptism
Did Jesus Have Sin?
“to fulfill all righteousness”
The Law

Numbers 4:47-49
All who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families and by their fathers’ houses, from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who came to do the work of service and the work of bearing burdens in the tabernacle of meeting — those who were numbered were eight thousand five hundred and eighty.

The Law of the Priesthood
Leviticus 8:5-9
And Moses said to the congregation, “This is what the Lord commanded to be done.”
Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water. And he put the tunic on him, girded him with the sash, clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod on him; and he girded him with the intricately woven band of the ephod, and with it tied the ephod on him.

Exodus 40:12-13
Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of meeting and wash them with water. You shall put the holy garments on Aaron, and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as priest.

Luke 1:5-9
There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years. So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division, according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

Transfer of Priesthood

Hebrews 4:14-16
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

The Law of the Sacrifice
Lev 1:2-3
“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any one of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of the livestock — of the herd and of the flock. If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord.’ ”

John 1:29-31
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”

The Law of the Priesthood
The Law of the Sacrifice
The Transfer of Priesthood To Christ

I was dedicated and sprinkled when I was a baby, and I’m unsure if I should get baptized again or not? Would it be wrong to be baptized twice?

If you were baptized when you were a toddler, should you be baptized again as an adult?

I got saved and baptized when I was 10. Despite the young age, I knew exactly what it meant and I was completely ready for it. However, as I got older I started to lose my way and I put God on the back burner. I have since recommitted to putting God first and living his word every day and I would like to publicly acknowledge that. So, would it be wrong to be baptized again even though I already have been?

Are children held accountable for their parent’s sins?

Deuteronomy 24:16 (2 Chronicles 25:3-4)
Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.

Ezekiel 18:20
The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

Jeremiah 31:30
But every one shall die for his own iniquity; every man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge.

Why does God love us, and how far does his love truly go?

We Are His Creation and Family
God is Love (1 John 4:16)
He Made Us (Col 1:16)
We Are Made In His Image (Gen 1:26)
Every Person Is One of A Kind (Psalms 139:13)
We Are His Family (Ephesians 1:5)

“how far does his love truly go?”
John 3:16