Homerton Baptist Church
Morning Service (220605)
  • Hymn 260 - Our God, our help in ages past
      • Psalms 43.1-2HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:1HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:24HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:1HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:29–30HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:1HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:29–30HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:1HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 9:3HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:1HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 6:14–15HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 1:1HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Genesis 6:19HLYBBLOTNT1895

  • Hymn 48 - Great is the Lord: his praise is great
  • Hymn 567 - CHRIST IS MADE THE SURE FOUNDATION
      • Leviticus 25.8-9HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25.10HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25.11-13HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25.14-15HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25.16-17HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25.18-20HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25.21-22HLYBBLOTNT1895

  • Psalm 43:1–2 (ESV)
    1 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! 2 For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
    Leviticus 25:8–22 (ESV)
    8 “You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. 9 Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan. 11 That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. 12 For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field. 13 “In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property. 14 And if you make a sale to your neighbour or buy from your neighbour, you shall not wrong one another. 15 You shall pay your neighbour according to the number of years after the jubilee, and he shall sell to you according to the number of years for crops. 16 If the years are many, you shall increase the price, and if the years are few, you shall reduce the price, for it is the number of the crops that he is selling to you. 17 You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God, for I am the Lord your God. 18 “Therefore you shall do my statutes and keep my rules and perform them, and then you will dwell in the land securely. 19 The land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and dwell in it securely. 20 And if you say, ‘What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?’ 21 I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, so that it will produce a crop sufficient for three years. 22 When you sow in the eighth year, you will be eating some of the old crop; you shall eat the old until the ninth year, when its crop arrives.
    Introduction
    Jubilee
    Leviticus 25:12 ESV
    12 For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.
    Silver jubilee, for a 25th anniversary.
    Ruby jubilee, for a 40th anniversary.
    Golden jubilee, for a 50th anniversary.
    Emerald jubilee, for 55th anniversary
    Diamond jubilee, for a 60th anniversary.
    Sapphire jubilee, for a 65th anniversary.
    Platinum jubilee, for a 70th anniversary.
    The pope declared a jubilee year for the new millennium in 2000. It was used to support the unbiblical belief in plenary indulgences whereby the pope pronounced freedom from the fires of purgatory to faithful Roman Catholics who made a pilgrimage to Rome or engaged in other forms of religious devotion. Eveson, P. H. (2007). The Beauty of Holiness: The Book of Leviticus Simply Explained (p. 356). Evangelical Press.
    The Biblical use is special trust and thanksgiving.
    A gift is given to the sovereign at the Coronation with the words:-
    "Our gracious Queen: to keep your Majesty ever mindful of the law and the Gospel of God as the Rule for the whole life and government of Christian Princes, we present you with this Book, the most valuable thing that this world affords. Here is Wisdom; This is the royal Law; These are the lively Oracles of God."
    We will look at Wisdom, the Royal Law, the Lively Oracles of God

    1. Rest v25

    Leviticus 25:5 (ESV)
    5 You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.
    The correlative of redemption is rest. This rest is vividly illustrated and enforced as Moses legislates for rest from all the toil connected with promoting next year’s crop (Lv 25:4); rest from the toil of harvesting, for the people of God were to live hand to mouth, gathering only what and when need dictated (vv 5–7); rest from the anxious burden of debts incurred, and rest from slavery (v 10). Like the Sabbath this rest would have meant exactly what it said: freedom from toil; relaxation, refreshment, recreation.
    The Lord frees his people not for unbroken idleness, but for the redirection of life toward himself. The jubilee year was thus a deliberate opting out of the rat race; it called a halt to acquisitiveness; it abandoned concern over the pressure to stay alive. It reordered priorities, giving a chance to appraise the use of time and the selection of objectives. For a whole year the people of God stood back, rested, ceased from the good in order to attain the best.

    2. The Year of Jubilee v8

    Leviticus 25:8 ESV
    8 “You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years.

    3. Lordship v9-10

    a. Atonement

    Leviticus 25:9 ESV
    9 Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.
    For the people of Israel, each new year opened with the blowing of the trumpets on the first day of the seventh month, and ten days later, the people celebrated the Day of Atonement by fasting, repenting, and offering the required sacrifices. But every fiftieth year, at the close of the celebration of the Day of Atonement, the horns were blown again to announce that the Year of Jubilee had begun.

    b. Redemption

    Leviticus 25:10 ESV
    10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.
    Brotherly generosity is urged (Lv 25:35–38), liberty is granted (vv 39–43), slavery in perpetuity is forbidden (vv 47–55) simply because the divine redemptive act makes the redeemed into brothers, brings them into the Lord’s servitude, and cancels the bondage that would otherwise be theirs forever. In this way too the year is the Lord’s: that they should imitate the excellencies of him who brought them out of darkness into his marvellous light (1 Pt 2:9).
    1 Peter 2:9 ESV
    9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

    4. Obedience v18

    Leviticus 25:18 ESV
    18 “Therefore you shall do my statutes and keep my rules and perform them, and then you will dwell in the land securely.
    Biblically, it is a central characteristic of the people of God that they do what he commands for no other reason than that he commands it. In the ordinance of the 50th year the people of God must show themselves as his obedient ones, and in fact their obedience is the guarantee of continuance in the land he has granted to them.

    5. Hope v19

    Leviticus 25:19 ESV
    19 The land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and dwell in it securely.
    “As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double. For I have bent Judah as my bow; I have made Ephraim its arrow. I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and wield you like a warrior’s sword. Then the Lord will appear over them, and his arrow will go forth like lightning; the Lord God will sound the trumpet and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.” (Zechariah 9:11–14, ESV)
    The jubilee year in a limited but real way foreshadowed what would yet be the eternal inheritance and bliss of the people of God.

    6. Faith v20-22

    Leviticus 25:20–22 ESV
    20 And if you say, ‘What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?’ 21 I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, so that it will produce a crop sufficient for three years. 22 When you sow in the eighth year, you will be eating some of the old crop; you shall eat the old until the ninth year, when its crop arrives.
    But this standing back from life was not in the style of a drop-out. It was the action of responsible faith. No one on earth can escape questions such as “What shall we eat?” The Lord foresees and provides (Lv 25:20); grace provides so that God’s people can enjoy the ordinances of grace (cf. Ex 16:29). When he commands a year off, he enables them to take it. The fiftieth year was a living testimony to his faithfulness.
    Conclusion
    Hebrews 11:1–2 ESV
    1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation.
      • Leviticus 25:12HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25:8HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25:9HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25:10HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Peter 2:9HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25:18HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25:19HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Leviticus 25:20–22HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Hebrews 11:1–2HLYBBLOTNT1895

  • Hymn 951 - Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
  • God Save Our Gracious Queen (National Anthem)
      • Romans 1:7ESV

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