sermonette: Sin: The Wall That Separates
Ted E. Bowling
Given 09-Jul-16; Sermon #1331s; 16 minutes
Ted Bowling, acknowledging that our sins have separated us from God, asserts that, if we want to walk with God, it must be without sin. It is for our benefit that God holds such a high standard; we would not want God to lower His standards one iota. The thick curtains separating the people from the Holy of Holies indicates the seriousness of God's desire to separate Himself from sin. The curtain. 60 feet high and four inches deep, dramatically illustrated the intensity of the separation. David, a man after God's own heart, nevertheless felt hopelessly separated from God as he penned Psalm 22. David's life was not the best all the time. Psalm 51 demonstrates David's desire to tear down the wall of separation. Sin divides everything; like David, we must be alert for distractions that will lead us into sin. Thankfully, we have been given a gift, namely Christ's sacrifice, giving us the boldness to enter the Holy Place.
Bells attached to ankle of the Priest Boldness to enter the holy place Christ as High Priest Exodus 21:45 God's high standards Hebrews 10:19-22 Isaiah 59:1-2 Psalm 22; 51 Separation from God