This year as our young people participate in SELTC (South Eastern Leadership Training for Christ) they will focus their projects and lessons on the theme of Refuge.
Yesterday afternoon I began mentoring one of the young participants who is building a PowerPoint / Keynote / Prezi style presentation. She is planning to build a presentation that includes songs and slides for a sermon. She does not have to write the sermon, but build a presentation for it. I did some research in my files, on my computer, and online to find a simple lesson for her to build a presentation for. During that research I found a list demonstrating the Cities of Refuge as the type to Christ as the antitype. That find occupies my thoughts this morning, so I want to share it with you.
- The Cities of Refuge were easy to find. Christ is easy to find, His story is the focus of the Bible.
- The Cities of Refuge were always open. Christ is always available to the one searching for Him.
- The Cities of Refuge were in high places (lifted high). Christ was lifted high on the cross for all to see. He is exalted high by the Father.
- The Cities of Refuge provided protection for those who left all behind. Followers of Christ are to deny themselves, to leave their old life to be a disciple.
- The Cities of Refuge only protected (sheltered) those who remained in them. Christ forgives and shelters those who remain in Him.
- The Cities of Refuge were the manslayer’ s only place of safety. There is no other name under heaven other than Christ for salvation.
- The Cities of Refuge were open to all. Christ is for all mankind.
- The Cities of Refuge provided life’s necessities. In Christ we have life now and eternally.
What would you add?
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Thanks for this Scott! Very helpful. I’ve been asked to do an evangelistic lesson somewhere I’ve already done such lessons several times. This looks like a different approach that I could use there.
I looked at so much yesterday, I wish I could tell you where I saw this. I was jotting down thought after thought and neglected to cite the source. he had several other observations. These were the best – what I thought were the best.