Sermon for March 3, 2019

Putting Out the Fire?     Numbers 4:13

     And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread
                     a purple cloth thereon . . . .

Genesis 8 & 20 says: “And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered   burnt offerings on the altar.”

Exodus 20:24-26, for instance, the altar was to be made “of earth or
stone that had not been shaped or cut with human hands” and “there were to be no steps up to the altar.”

      ITS TIME TO GET THE ASHES OFF THE ALTAR!

      1.  IVE LEARNED THAT ASHES ARE _____________!

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.

      2.  ASHES PROVIDE _____  ________________.
            Psalm 102:4 — “My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so

  that I forget to eat my bread.”
            Psalm 102:9 — “For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled

  my drink with weeping.”

      3.  ASHES WILL MAKE YOU ___________!
            Exodus 16, when the Lord gave Moses instruction concerning the

  manna, He said, “Take just enough for today, and don’t let any
  sit until tomorrow morning!”

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