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7404 ordinances

7404 ordinances

Specific acts of worship commanded by God, sometimes including the sacraments.

The ordinance of Passover and Unleavened Bread

Ex 12:14 See also Ex 12:17,24,43; Ex 13:10; Nu 9:12

The ordinance of the Day of Atonement

Lev 16:34 See also Lev 16:29,31; Lev 23:31

The ordinance of the red-heifer ritual

Nu 19:2,10,21

Other occasions of worship as ordinances

Lev 23:41; Lev 24:3; Nu 31:21; 2Ch 2:4; Ps 81:4; Eze 46:14

Ordinances associated with the priesthood

The Aaronic priests Ex 29:9 See also Ex 28:43; Ex 30:21; Lev 7:36; Lev 10:9; Nu 10:8

The Levites Nu 18:23; 2Ch 8:14

Ordinances in Christian worship

1Co 11:24-25 pp Mt 26:26-28 pp Mk 14:22-24 pp Lk 22:17-20 See also Mt 28:19-20 Jesus Christ’s commands to observe baptism and the Lord’s Supper makes them ordinances of Christian worship; Ac 2:38; Ac 16:15; Ac 18:8; Ac 22:16

Ordinances were to be permanent

Lev 3:17 See also Ex 27:21; Lev 23:14,21

Ordinances were to be obeyed

2Ki 17:37 See also 1Sa 30:25; 2Ki 17:34; 2Ch 19:10; 2Ch 33:8; Eze 44:24

Ordinances were for Israelites and Gentiles alike

Nu 15:15 See also Nu 9:14

God’s ordinances are of supreme value

Ps 19:9

See also

7308Atonement, Day of
7354feasts and festivals
7933Lord’s Supper

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