But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:
for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:13 [1898 Young’s Literal translation]
Everything that follows in these handbooks must be considered in the light of the above scripture, and it would do well to remember that Christians also commit sin.
Having experienced mercy it will be our joy to do the spiritual sacrifices detailed in the handbooks.
FELLOWSHIP: PEACE OFFERING
FEAST OF TABERNACLES MEETING
"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that confess His Name."
The fellowship: peace sacrifice is voluntary and the New Testament equivalent is praise from our hearts, minds and lips in worship.
In Leviticus 3 we find the fellowship/ peace offering in which the blood, flesh and fat are consumed. Portion of the sacrifice is for the priest, God and person.
*- For the sake of praise, and is a thank offering to our God.
Sacrifice thank-offerings to God, fulfil your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honour me.
He who sacrifices thank-offerings honours me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.
Psalm 50:14, 15, and 23. [New International Version]
Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him all you peoples. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
Psalm 117:1, 2. [New International Version]
Worship is by and in and through the Holy Spirit: -
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit; it grew in numbers, living in fear of the Lord.
Acts 9:31. [New International Version]
And we, who with faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18. [New International V