Preparing to Read Leviticus

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By David Watson

Benchley, February 11, 2018

  • Leviticus 1-10: God defines worship
    • Leviticus 4:1-7 – Instructions for sacrificing a bull.
    • God is the one being worshiped, so He has the right to define how that is done.
    • Leviticus 10:1-3 – Nadab and Abihu worshiped in an unauthorized way. God exercised His right to define how He was worshiped.
  • Leviticus 11-15: Clean and unclean
    • Leviticus 11:1-3, 44-47 – God’s rules for clean and unclean animals.
    • Unclean does not necessarily mean sinful.
    • Leviticus 15:13
    • It was special to approach God. You had to prepare yourself and be clean.
    • Looking back, we can see the medical wisdom behind God’s rules for cleanliness.
      • Exodus 15:26
      • Leviticus 13:45-46 – rules for handling leprosy
  • Leviticus 16-17: Atoning blood
    • Leviticus 16:15-17, 34
    • Hebrews 9:11-12; 10:10
  • Leviticus 18-27: “I am the Lord”
    • Leviticus 19:1-4
    • Leviticus 18:1-5, 26-30
    • Leviticus 20:26
    • I Peter 1:14-16
    • God is holy, therefor we should be holy.
    • II Corinthians 6:16-18
    • Leviticus 26:11
    • Leviticus 25:23 – The law of jubilee. The land always belonged to God – they were just temporarily sojourning on it.

By Larry Bunch

Benchley, August 17, 2014

 

  • We wouldn’t have a perfect example
    • I Peter 2:21-22
    • John 8:46; Hebrews 4:15
    • Our example in manner of life
    • Our example in speech
    • Our example in faithfulness to the Father
    • Our example in unselfish service (Matthew 20:26-28)
  • We would not have an incomparable teacher
    • John 8:32,36
    • John 3:2
    • Parables
    • Sermon on the Mount
    • Wonderful, incomparable teachings
  • We would not have the right view of humanity
    • Matthew 16:26
  • We would be without an atonement for sin
  • We would not have the promise of the remission of sins
    • Hebrews 9:22; Leviticus 16:7-22
    • Hebrews 10:4
    • Matthew 26:28
    • Colossians 1:13
    • I John 1:7
    • Revelation 1:5
  • We would not have a savior
    • Matthew 1:21
    • Acts 4:12
    • Man needs a savior
      • Romans 3:23 – Because all have sinned! Jeremiah 10:23; Isaiah 64:6
    • Who then could become man’s savior?
      • Not angels
      • Someone who was both God and man
  • The Christian would not have a mediator
    • I Timothy 2:5
    • John 1:1-3,14; Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:25
  • We would be without a righteous judge
    • John 5:30; II Corinthians 5:10
  • We would have no door of hope beyond the grave
    • Job 14:14
    • John 10:10
    • John 11:25-26; 14:19
  • Three great matters concern all mankind
    • Life death
    • Eternity
    • Revelation 1:18

 

By David Watson

Benchley, December 22, 2013

 

  • Hebrews 3:1
  • Services Jesus renders to us as high priest:
    • He gives us an anchor within the veil.
      • Hebrews 6:19-20
      • Leviticus 16:2,15-17,6,29
      • Hebrews 9:1-7,11
      • Jesus helps keep us where we need to be.
      • I Thessalonians 4:18
    • He is always there for us.
      • Hebrews 7:23-25,27 – Jesus holds the high priesthood permanently.
      • Hebrews 7:1-3,15-17 – Jesus is a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
      • I John 2:1-2 – Jesus is our advocate with the Father.
    • He sympathizes with us.
      • Hebrews 2:14-18; 4:14-16 – Jesus was tempted and so can sympathize with us.
      • Hebrews 5:1-10
  • Connecting to the past
    • Journey to the promised land: Canaan vs. Heaven
    • Sacrifices for sin: Animals vs. Jesus
    • High priests: Old Covenant Levites vs. Jesus
  • Luke 24:26-27,44-45
  • We are in a good phase of God’s plan now, but we are looking forward to the best phase – Heaven!