With a little relief and a tinge of sadness, I finished Leviticus last Sunday.
Despite some unfounded fears, the studies thrilled our souls. The series were not just full of laws. They were full of the Saviour whom the laws foreshadowed.
Given that we were camped in the Old Testament there was an “unfamiliarity” that proved stimulating. The gospel was seen – but in a deeper, fuller, more radiant way. God’s purposes were also seen. Yahweh’s desire, then and now, is to dwell among a people who are holy and wholly devoted.
Of course preaching a book like Leviticus is not without challenges. Many of the details are initially obscure to a contemporary audience. There is the challenge of knowing how much to explain. There is also the need for apologetics whenever Leviticus seems ‘at odds’ with modern tastes.
But the challenges are worth it. Leviticus is more than worth it’s time and toil.
In the final analysis, I covered Leviticus in 16 sermons. It doubtless could have been covered in a shorter period of time. But the length – at least for me – seemed just about right. It certainly didn’t feel repetitive. The variety of themes is wide-ranging and intriguing.
If you would like to listen to the series, the links are available below.
Soli Deo Gloria,
1. The Burnt Offering (Leviticus ch 1)
2. The Grain Offering (Leviticus ch 2)
3. The Fellowship Offering (Leviticus 3)
4. The Sin Offering (Leviticus 4)
5. The Guilt Offering (Leviticus 5)
7. Strange Fire (Leviticus 10)
8. Clean & Unclean (Leviticus 11-15)
9. The Day Of Atonement (Leviticus 16)*
*This sermon was preached by Andy MacDonald, one of our elders.
10. Blood, blood, more blood (Leviticus 17)
11. Purity (Leviticus 18)
12. Feasts & foreshadows part 1 (Leviticus 23)
13. Feasts & foreshadows part 2 (Leviticus 23)
14. Jubilee! (Leviticus 25)
15. Blessings & Curses (Leviticus 26)
16. Wholly Devoted (Leviticus 27)Tweet