On Sunday, September 25 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we continued our Deuteronomy sermon series as we focused on the altar that God told his people to build in Deuteronomy 27:1-8. Our senior pastor explained how God is for his people; he wants them to thrive and flourish. This truth is demonstrated in the presence and picture of the altar. The altar, made of stones that won’t wash away, burn up, rot, or ruin, reminds his people then and us today of his permanence. The altar is where the divine and human intersect; it’s a place of personal interaction between God and man. Holy transactions take place at the altar, which we see with Jesus’ sacrifice in the New Testament. In Jesus, the human and divine meet perfectly, so his was the ultimate sacrifice.
So how can God be anything but for us when he’s so readily available at the altar? God is for us. Drink that truth in, then pour it all over others. Listen to the whole sermon here.