Summary: To show that our celebrations are always centered in the LORD.
Are you celebrating the LORD in your life?
Yes. Luke 15:32
But it was fitting to make merry, to revel and feast and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that our celebrations are always centered in the LORD.
You shall rejoice in your Feast, you, your son and daughter, your manservant and maidservant, the Levite, the transient and the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your towns.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for I celebrate You in my life.
All celebrations centered on JESUS
A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Our Feast is the LORD JESUS
"You shall rejoice in your Feast,"
Cry aloud and shout joyfully, you women and inhabitants of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
Example of Paul:
I was made very happy in the Lord that now you have revived your interest in my welfare after so long a time; you were indeed thinking of me, but you had no opportunity to show it. Unbelievers are shallow people, because whenever they celebrate their birthdays they only do it once a week. While we celebrate every Sundays in the House of the LORD. We celebrate JESUS in our lives as the real reason and deeper meaning of celebration.
As believers of the LORD, we rejoice only in the LORD not in our circumstances, careers, or whatever attainment we have in life.
B. We celebrate as a family: you, son, daughter, manservant and maidservant, Levite, stranger, fatherless and widow
"you, your son and daughter, your manservant and maidservant, the Levite, the transient and the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your towns."
Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart [if you are righteous, wise, and in the hands of God], for God has already accepted your works.
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);
The real reason to rejoice life is JESUS in our lives. Unbelievers celebrate with drinking beer and wine that will destroy their bodies. We as believers are not to do that kind of celebration, what we do is praise and worship the LORD through a song and we dance in the LORD. We clap our hands in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD.
Song to sing:
Celebrate JESUS Celebrate
How does the people of the LORD celebrate in the bible:
1. They recall the LORD in their minds and thanking and praising the LORD