August 27, 2021

“Draw Near”

God loves it when His children are near to Him.

He walked in the cool of the garden with Adam and Eve. He enjoyed intimate companionship with both Enoch and Moses, and here’s another amazing thing – He wants all of His children to experience a similar relationship with Him.

Over the next two Sundays, I’m going to be talking about what it means to “draw near” to God. For these messages,  I’ll be using Hebrews 10:19-22.

And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

In illustrating what it means to draw near to God, I’ll be using the rich symbolism of the Old Testament tabernacle. I encourage you to take some time to explore what’s called the “outer court” of the tabernacle as it holds many clues as to where we must start in answering God’s call to “draw near.”

I’m excited to share these two messages with our church as I believe they are integral to all God has for us this fall.

Drawing near,

pastor jamie