May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day and Installation of Office Bearers

“Christ-Centered Offices”

1 Timothy 2:1-7; 3:1-10

Message Notes:

1.       Anointing with oil is a devotional practice to sanctify, to make holy, to set apart.

2.       There are three traditional offices recognized in the Christian Reformed Church:

a)       Preachers and Pastors: 1 Timothy 2:1-7; 2 Timothy 1:6-8

b)      Elders and Overseers: 1 Timothy 3:1-7

c)       Deacons: 1 Timothy 3:8-10

3.       There were three groups of people who were anointed in the Old Testament:

a)       Priests and High Priests; Leviticus 8:10-13

b)      Kings: I Samuel 16:12, 13.

c)       Prophets; Matthew 17:1-5

4.       Jesus is the Messiah (Hebrew), the anointed one, the Christ (Greek)

As the only High Priest of the New Covenant

As this world’s lamb who was a lion, King of Kings

As this world’s chief prophet revealing God’s secret counsel

5.       But why are you called a Christian?

Because by faith I am a member of Christ and so I share in his anointing.

I am anointed to confess his name,

to present myself to him as a living sacrifice of thanks,

to strive with a good conscience against sin and the devil

in this life, and afterward to reign with Christ over all creation for all eternity.

Karin Terpstra