Tuesday, September 30, 2014


"To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen" Revelation 1:5-6 NKJV ~ "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:17 THIS SERMON by Pastor Michael Hoyle: The priesthood of the Christian is a birthright. When a believer is born again, he becomes a priest with the rights and privileges of the office. The main privilege of a New Testament Priest is access to God. THEME: The priesthood of believers should show forth the praises of God and offer spiritual sacrifices unto the Lord. "You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:5 ~ GOD'S PROMISE: "Who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame." THE SPIRITUAL SACRIFICE: Who is obedient to the word, to which they were appointed. PROCLAIM THE PRAISE: "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" 1 Peter 2:9 ~ AFFIRM HOW WE BECAME a New Testament Priest: "and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the Ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever." Revelation 1:5-6 ~ THROUGH the Love and grace of our Lord God Who loved us...sooooo very much....Our GIFT is Jesus and our Salvation by His willing sacrifice...our Abba Father sent Jesus to come to earth to rescue us from the babble of this world, by grace and through the GIFT of FAITH "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." WOW we were washed in His own blood so that all the just demands of our holy God could be satisfied. "I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." John 6:48 ~ JESUS is the Lamb of our Holy Father, the PROPITIATION "And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." 1 John 2:2 ~ Our God's LOVE began before the foundation of this universe and His plan was to redeem us by the final blood sacrifice of Jesus. "Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus." Romans 3:25-26 JESUS SET ME FREE, He bought me with His blood. MY REDEEMER JESUS chose to die for my sins. "In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:14 ~ We are declared justifiably righteous because of the atoning blood of Christ JUSTIFICATION: "Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him." Romans 5:9 JESUS thought of me and chose to be my SUBSTITUTION: He chose the humiliation, He chose the pain, He chose the rejection, because He loves me, He chose to take on my past, present and future sins "Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed." 1 Peter 2:24 ~ I accept the sacrifice of Jesus and His living Word, His purpose in His suffering on my behalf, that I would BELIEVE in His eternal LOVE and ACCEPT the healing of all my wounds, of all my sickness, that I choose to live covered by the blood bought righteousness of Christ. Thank You Jesus for restoring me, for making it possible that I may boldly approach Your Holiness. RECONCILIATION:"For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." Romans 5:10 The power of the blood is known personally to conquer sin as our guilt and memory is washed and we experience His presence with a clear conscious. He provided the Way for us to overcome hard times and tough choices by availing Himself with His eternal, ever present Holy Spirit. "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:7 Blessed be the Name of JESUS and the will of God that we are born again as His anointed priests. "Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispen
sation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will." Ephesians 1:9-11 The divinity of Jesus came down to show us compassion mercy and grace. Jesus cares, He is patient, He is kind, He is full of love and His understanding is obvious as He is the Creator who sympathizes with our human needs. "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." Hebrews 4:14-15 ~ Jesus is worthy to be praised for stepping out of glory and into a flesh tent, to be our Advocate, to be our Friend, to be our Sacrifice, to be the Wayshower. "Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people." Hebrews 2:17 Let us praise His Holy Name JESUS "Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens." Heberews 8:1


    And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord,
    For His mercy endures forever." 2 Chron 20:21

  2. PRAISING THE LORD releases bondage
    "But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed." ACTS 25:25

  3. PRAISING the LORD can give you a visitation
    clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets— indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God." 2 Chronicles 5:12-14

  4. PRAISING the LORD can give you His peace
    "And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him." 1 Samuel 16:23

  5. SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES, Not my will, but His will be done. By submitting fully to His will, with apt remorse over any sin, and with a sad sorrow for having offended God, in our recognition of our blighted ways, we repent, we turn and accept our forgiveness.
    "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
    A broken and a contrite heart—
    These, O God, You will not despise."
    Psalm 51:17

  6. WHAT SACRIFICE can we offer God?
    "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service."
    Romans 12:1

    "But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you."
    Philipians 2:17

  8. WHAT SACRIFICE can I give unto God?
    "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." Hebrews 13:16

  9. WHAT SACRIFICE brings God glory and pleasure?
    "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess His name." Hebrews 13:15

  10. Appreciate your own spiritual curiosity and PRAISE THE LORD. My curiousity about the invisible reality of God did NOT come about due to any parental nurturing. Other members of my birth family do not pronounce a firm belief in the absolute existence of God, therefore, my FAITH was a GIFT from GOD and He knows I love to open GIFTS! Absolute BELIEF IN JESUS, required an understanding of the GRACE of PROPITIATION, the meaning of REDEMPTION, the JUSTIFICATION received by His blood, the SUBSTITUTION of a torturous eternal place in hell by the Son of Man on the cross, and the RECONCILIATION made possible for little Barbie, to her heavenly Father. EMBRACING this TRUTH in its entirety takes maturity! I thank you Pastor Michael Hoyle for our Father's holy eternal Presence, love and wisdom in you. Halleluiah! We both accept the perpetual love of God, and we praise Him for His wisdom, His plan, and His purpose to use us in very different ministries. I do embrace fully all that Jesus has done for me and in me. In my life I have felt the sting of rejection because of my faith, but my DELIGHT in HIM and my BOAST of JESUS to the world, at work or with words mixed with pictures - intended to catch the eye of those who are VISUAL learners - God in all His ways will use a purposefull "pop in" as a time to WATER a thristy soul. Risking the rejection of man while embracing the love of GOD is a personal choice.

    By His grace, He will draw people to thee, for His purpose. It is intriguing to note that any transparency about MISSING THE MARK, or the MESS I once was, much like Peter, or Thomas ~ admitting human error is exactly what God knows about each seeking heart He created. Interesting conversations result from just being real. His wisdom urges us to not enter into a debate with an unbeliever ~ but a simple encouragement to sit quietly and ask God to reveal Himself, while marveling at a sunrise, and WAIT upon God. Once a proud athiest, Thomas Merton, enrolled at Cambridge University ~ and he was used by God to bless a population of people seeking truth. Civil conversations about God are exhausting and they rarely change a rigorous athiest ~ unless he lay dying in bed, as did my dad, the athiest who considered God at the age of 80 in his last breath. To be an Ambassador of Christ is a priveledge that we get to share with a host of brothers and sisters in the Lord!

  11. "I am radiant with joy over the goodness of the Lord. And my life is like a watered garden and I sorrow no more." Jeremiah 31:12

  12. "Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10 ~ Praising God for His living word, and thanking Marge Hoyle for the extension of friendship, for the raising of Michael Hoyle, a blessed archangel!

  13. Nice to see Micheal's work here. Thanks.