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Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today. Our desire is for the word of God spread throughout all may know Christ. Join us now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina is chapter 27 and I want to begin there and explain our topic this morning and again thank you for being in God's house. Leviticus chapter 27. If you don't mind, let's start at verse nine just a couple verses here, but I want you to see something interesting.

At least it was to me, as I found a Greek word and it took me on a trail a little bit and I enjoy those gutter trails and may end up bringing the course that was in the New Testament which is angry ended up bringing me here to the book of Leviticus which is in Hebrew, and I want you to notice verse nine talking about here. Coming to the temple offering sacrifice, which obviously is what used to have to be done. You bring a sacrifice for sins, and different things and now through the blood of Christ in his sacrificial death on the cross. We do not have to offer a sacrifice.

We don't have to bring a lamb or goat or any kind of animal we can go directly to the throne of God and get forgiveness. That's wonderful thing in it. I think sometimes you and I because we've had really since we've been born and especially since we been born again.

We've enjoyed the privilege of being able to go directly to God.

We forget sometimes the hundreds of years were folks couldn't do that. That they would have to bring a sacrifice and only the priest only those of the Levite family would go into the holy of holies in offer sacrifice for sins we want to do that anymore. How thankful we are for the sacrifice that Jesus gave as we were talking about verse nine and if it be a beast where men bringing offering an offering unto the Lord all that any man given up such under the Lord shall be holy, he shall not alter it nor change it a good for a bad or a bad for a good and if he shall at all change beast for a beast which means somebody bringing sacrifice sees somebody else's sacrifice that they brought 11 tries to exchange it so that there would be a more pure sacrifice or a better sacrifice, or more valuable sacrifice. He says that in verse 10, the exchange thereof shall be holy and if it be an unclean beast of which they do not offer a sacrifice on the Lord and he shall present the beast before the priest and the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad as thou value us. Did who are the priest, so shall it be. Doesn't matter. No words how valuable you think your sacrifice. The priest always in the Old Testament was a representative of God, he will determine the value of that sacrifice what it's really work. The Bible says that you and I should not think more highly of ourselves that we ought to think. What about you, and I think that we have done a lot for God that we have been very sacrificial but it really doesn't matter what we think the priest in our case, the great high priest is the one who estimates that value notice. If you would. Verse 12 the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad as thou value was it who are the priest, so shall it be. But if he will at all redeem it and then he shall add 1/5 part thereof unto thy estimation and when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto the Lord.

Then the priest shall estimated whether it be good or bad as the priest shall estimated, so shall it stand that was going on here in the book of Leviticus is that all sacrifices were basically compared to the value of the shekel at the temple and the priest would value that particular sacrifice. It didn't matter what the person thought the priest is one that estimated that Luke chapter 5 and I want you look at just verse one have just a few verses here. This is where we will mainly be for the rest of our time together. I don't always risk. I've got to show you these passages so you understand it you always risk somebody you know once they make one or two turns there, done, and so this is only her second one. So stick in it with me okay Luke chapter 5 and I want you to notice verse one. I want to show you the word that began to get my attention and it came to pass that as the people pressed upon him. Jesus, to hear the word of God.

He stood by the lake of goodness written and sold to ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets. Any hundred and one of the ships which was Simon's obviously as we know Peter and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land and he sat down and taught the people out of the ship now and he had left speaking, he said the Simon launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draw Simon answering said unto him, master.

We have toiled all the night and have taken nothing. Nevertheless, at thy word. I will let down the net when they had just done the enclosed a great multitude of fishes and their net break in the back and under their partners, which was the second ship that was sitting there when Jesus approached, which were in the other ship that they should come and help them and they came and filled both the ships not the nets the ships we always get this picture and gives me know in Sunday school and everything shows his big huge net of fish it didn't feel the nets. It felt it filled the ships so it filled the next numerous times. It filled the ships not in that Jesus, by the way, is another whole sermon, but a mugger preaches more so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw he fell down at Jesus, needs saying, depart from me, which means I'm not worthy for I am a sinful man, oh Lord, for he was astonished and all that were with him at the drop of fishes which he had taken.

Let's pray Lord I love you. Thank you for all you've done. Please bless these things that you laid on my heart for today.

Obviously, Lord, when were done and I believe that our people will understand my motive today is to brag on you.

And Lord that's what we want to do and I want to rightfully divide your word. So I ask you for wisdom, may I say only those things that would be pleasing unto you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

I preacher what word what what you know about him all the way here on a cold morning get to it all right will give you what it verse five Simon answering said unto him, master. Now we see that term master all through the New Testament, but this one's different and that's what made me notice you can also look up and find you know what is the Greek word for such and such and sometimes it'll tell you different words that are used for that sometimes is just one word. Sometimes there's a few words and this began me on my chase because literally in verse five, and Simon answering said unto him, apostolic case which is literally what he said. By the way, in Greek, what what what was going on here. This Greek word for master is the word apostolic case, it only appears in Luke and it only appears seven times you say why is that important. Well, it has Aramaic roots is written here in the Greek language and it means this that this one Greek word, obviously in translation we use the word master and I believe that we hold in our hands the word of God here this morning, but that cannot fully describe the meaning of this word apostolic case, what it really really was is that in ancient Greece and apostolic case was a sort of superintendent and overseer, a representative that literally exercise control and collected taxes on behalf of the king this man would estimate how much tax is owed and this man would estimate how much money or taxes would be given back.

He literally is the one that looked at all the angles knew what this person had given what they had done what their work was but what the law demanded and what all these things and that was literally and apostolic case this word means so much more then only master.

Although master is obviously a perfect translation. But listen to me what you get this.

He is the one who has the right to have authority.

He's not just the one that has the authority he's the one that has the right to you understand he is the one who evaluates the value of something or someone who laterally this word means. He is an estimator. These one who oversees and commends all those under his authority which it understand this this morning I want to give you the words in the New Testament throughout the New Testament that are used when you see the word master is one of these words, there's the Greek word the desk a loss. There's the Greek word which is the prominent one used for master curry. There is the spontaneous. There is Randy, I there is a God face which is wow there is peace. You might make good names for your children. If any of you are Merry Christmas from Cooper Nazis. Anyway, just put the family. These are the seven words in the New Testament use for master. Another is another word which is a root of curiosity at the curio which is literally a verb instead of a noun, like if I say I'm the master that's a noun or if I say Ms. Ruth seems to have mastered the violin playing.

That's a verb and that's the word that use the New Testament for the verb is a preacher thank you so much for the Greek lesson.

So glad I came. What you trying to say in the book of Leviticus the duty of estimating was strictly carried out and performed by the priest, who was a direct representative of God.

It means this that God reserve to himself the sole right of estimating the value of thing of which he was entitled.

In like manner, our great high priest after the order of Melchizedek, Jesus freed us from sin. He expects the loyalty and love and labor for us in return. And whatever you and I do or give, or in the name of the Lord or sacrifice to him, or even when we serve him. Whatever we devote to him of our time of our talent or of our treasure. Jesus Christ has reserved the right of judging its value, say, why is that preacher because oftentimes you and I take the role of trying to figure out what somebody has done what it's worth, or even somebody in our presence. What is there about and often times he realizes sometimes a person might give a small gift and we think well that was nice and somebody gives a large gift and we think wow that was very sacrificial but we have no ideal the background and those two.

We have no ideal that this person might've given a greater percentage of what they have. Then this person that gave the large gift. You understand and so you and I have got to realize today that Ms. ought to be encouraging to you that Jesus Christ is literally the evaluator of our value. It doesn't matter what people think about us and even more importantly, it is even matter what you think about your cell. The estimation of our value of our gifts of our service that is not made or calculated by any human being.

Only Jesus Christ and Peter looks to Jesus literally had just gotten his boat. Took Peter's time Peter was out there in the boat out there so Jesus could speak to the multitude Jesus in return comes back and says all right Peter go out there and fish and Peter said master apostolic case you need to evaluate the situation you need to think about this before you estimate what you're telling me to do.

I've been fishing all night and I am not taking anything. Nevertheless, at thy word. I will let down the nets that preacher get to the point if you can all right Jesus is the evaluator of our value. He's the one that estimates what we do what we give what we accomplished behind the scenes. Every little thing that we ever do for Christ. He's the evaluator.

He and he only puts the value on it so preacher how does he do that well. This story and here's the word apostolic taste and I thought what can I learn from this and boy it really encouraged me. I so hope it will encourage you. I want you to notice number one under this. Is this he evaluates the details of our work. He evaluates the details of our work oligomers to Bible says that Jesus was standing at the lake and get us ready Saul to ship standing by the lake. The fishermen were out of them. Obviously there over there washing their nets. They wanted to be cleaning fish, but they hadn't caught anything so they were just washing their nets. Verse three.

The Bible says any entered into one of those ships. He just gets right into it.

Sitting there on the shore that's Dr. literally there and he it was Simon Peter's boat and the Bible says, look here verse three that Jesus praying to him that he would thrust out a little from the land.

He basically is asking, would you please take me out here just a little bit away so I can speak to this multitude of people. Now listen, Peter didn't know what the average you and I don't even realize it. Jesus was already evaluating what Peter was going to do and Peter said okay and he got them in the boat and he took them out. Jesus was already estimating this act to serve, what would it be worth that this fisherman would give me his boat, what would it be worth at this fisherman was giving me his time of the Bible teaches that Jesus will never be debtor to anybody. So whatever you do for Christ, folks. He estimates that value and he always gives more in return was interesting about this in the patent. In the case of Peter Christ had requested this.

He had asked Peter for something, and Simon had responded and listen to me.

Christ already intended to suitably recompense him for the time spent in the usage of his boat revokes why did Jesus tell him to go back out and go fishing because Jesus was recompense and Peter for his service did you understand please listen to me, so it was Jesus right to determine what value that active service that Peter did was worth Jesus is the only one capable to do that folks because he sees things that other people do not see what was to be disrespected. Jesus evaluates in a just manner.

You see, he knows what is the motive of our service was insincere or was it just to show Jesus knows the difference, although oftentimes those outside of our lives. My look upon us with admiration say while they really done a lot for God. When Jesus knows the heart. Jesus knows that hello my look really valuable. You might not be so valuable to crime. He knows what details of your service will never be known by others. He knows what things are going on behind the scene that possibly nobody is aware of the knows what amount of time was given. He knows it was overlooked by others. Only Jesus is capable and able to estimate what our work and service sacrifices really really worth forgetting what to get this Jesus knew Peter had been fishing all night. He had been awake all night long working hard trying to catch fish so he can pay his bills so he can literally satisfy and NRA provide for his family. Peter had employees that he had to pay all those people.

The bank had no ideal that guy that was really well Jesus about they had no idea what kind of sacrifice.

Peter Jesus knew he was concerned about having no product to sell the new how it would hurt Peter financially be new how Peter was worrying about how he was going to pay his employees. Jesus knew that he probably needed some sleep and was desperate to get home. Even up all night, worked hard, got nothing for Jesus knew that the time that he and Peter were in Peter's boat that was time that Peter could have been fishing for it was time that he could have been finally getting a good meal for it was time that he could of been going home to see his family and get some rest. Christ has the correct estimate of all of our labor. He knows the true value of the gift of time the gift of energy and even the money that we devote to him. He is the final court of appeal, he decides accurately, perfectly, and finally matters of spiritual sacrifice. The Lord knows far more about the situation than you and I do get this, he said, we reap what we sow. Jesus said, give and it shall be given.

He is the one that told Peter to launch out who let down and finally to load up Jesus evaluates the value of what we do for him. He notices and evaluates listen to me the details of our work. You and I are not privy to the information that Jesus has we will cast our own opinion in our own estimate in our own evaluation but Jesus knows everything behind the scene. He knows whatever a person does for him. He knows that maybe they haven't had sleep lately. Maybe if there tired maybe if they're frustrated. Maybe if there worn out. Maybe they been working and working and working for Christ and they seem to feel that they had no fruit to show for it. Jesus sees all pennies estimating is evaluating. He sees all the details. Peter didn't even realize what he was saying Dante's, do you not know that I been up all night fishing for Jesus already knew and he was already adding it up.

Number two evaluates not just the details of our work but number two.

He evaluates our devotion to his word. Notice if you would verse four now when he had left speaking and Jesus was done with the crowd. He said an assignment came back got on the shore.

Simon admin watches Nancy been up all night now. He took his time they get back in Jesus as I Peter and I want to drive around.

I want you to go out and I want you to fish once you let down the nets. Interesting command notice to be with verse five and Simon answering said unto him, master stockings, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing. Nevertheless, at thy word that means when I don't really see the point.

I must still obey God's word.

Now Peter obviously did not feel motivated by Jesus request. He worked all night had nothing to show for Peter expressed his feelings honestly note you tell me about fish. We just been fishing all night and caught a thing. What good would it do basically go back right out there fish but nevertheless another horse Peter least got it off his chest. He let God know what he was feeling, but he also knew that he was going to obey what God said and apprehensive obedience here to God's word became appreciated by Jesus. He was apprehensive, but at least he obeyed and Jesus appreciated. Jesus evaluated estimated what that was worth by the way it might've been that just for using the boat. Jesus might've planned while Tehran is going to fill one of the ships up with fish.

I don't know. But when Peter obeyed him maybe set.

I think I'll go ahead and fill both ships because Jesus knew it was worth. I love this verse five, at thy word. I will let down the and you all have seen this with the net instead of the nets which Jesus just told him. In verse four to let down numerous nets because Jesus knew there was gonna be a bunch of fish but Peter cautiously just put out one net now if you'll notice here that the Bible says that when Peter did that that the net began to break because it was so full of fish. Listen to me.

Simon obeyed the greatest power on earth, and that is the word of God. The word of the Lord literally. The Bible says among the stars in the universe. The word of the Lord put fish in the water. The word of the Lord built the mountains and howled out the canyon. The word of the Lord, by the way, created man without fully understanding Peter had made a correct statement. You are the evaluator. Little did he know that Jesus had already evaluated Peter goes out and Christ rewarded his obedience and his active service with two shiploads of fish because of the value that Christ had assessed the Peter's work and the value in on his obedience to Christ were both look at me even when retired frustrated give out confused if you and I will still show devotion to God's word, he will honor it is easy evaluator. That means this that you and I have a lot of thinking to do. Evaluates literally almost done. He evaluates the details of our work evaluates our devotion to his word. Number three evaluates the distinctness of our worship so we mean preacher verse nine when Peter saw it, he what fell down at Jesus feet say depart for me, simple man. He was humble.

He was worshiping me realize that this is the Messiah and what has he done. He has literally given me more fish than I could have gone he fell down at Jesus feet. He worship listen to me this morning, Christ also estimates the worth of our worship.

The value of our virtue, the worthiness of our work. Peter determines literally the depth and degree of our devotion. He literally gives back our recompense. He places his price on our praise. He evaluates our efforts.

Hebrews 11 six without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that, the God lesson must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Peter comes back, although his head although he might've been apprehensive. Although you might not are shown great excitement God and immediately he got down and worshiped.

Now want to look more time at something going to look at Mark chapter 14 Older Pl. is not in the loop if you would it Mark chapter 14 the evaluator of our value I can take it other places but I think this would be the best one took on illustrate our point Mark chapter 14 verse three and being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper as he said it means there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, very precious and she break the box and poured it on his head. Meeting Jesus and there were some that had indignation within themselves and said why was this waste of the ointment made isn't that you and me playing evaluator for listening to. We received a blessing from our broadcast the Kerwin Baptist Church is located at 4520 Old Hollow Rd., Kernersville, NC may also contact us by phone at 33699351924 Kerwin Baptist enjoy our services live all our media on our website and church. Thank you for listening. Kerwin broadcast God bless you

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