Leviticus

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B’Har-Bechukotai – “At The Mountain-My Laws”

We live in a fallen world. It is dark, dangerous, confusing. It’s a hard place to live in. It’s not at rest. Creation is missing the Eden-like rest it enjoyed before the Fall. Those redeemed by the Seed of the Woman will enjoy great rest, perfect rest, in the future. In the meantime, God’s will was for His people and

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Leviticus 1:1-8:36 Parasaha Va-yeek-ra (And He Called) and Parasha Tzav (Command)

In the past several weeks we have seen how after Israel was saved from slavery in Egypt, and entered into a covenant with God at Mount Sinai, and promised to obey God’s laws, the Mishkan (Tabernacle) was built. The word Mishkan comes from the Hebrew root Shachan, which means “to dwell, to abide.” We get other Hebrew words like neighbor

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Leviticus 9:1-13:59

Let’s start off with a review. Israel has been redeemed from slavery in Egypt with great power, signs and wonders, and by the deaths of the Passover Lambs. We are no longer slaves. We are a free people! We have crossed through the Red Sea on dry ground. God is providing for all of our needs, even miraculously, with manna,

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Leviticus 14-20

The Holy God wanted a Holy People. They lived in a Holy Land, which had a Holy City. Within that Holy City was a Holy House, in which was a Holy Place and a Most Holy Place. Serving in the Holy House were Holy Priests, mediators who brought the Holy God closer to unholy men and women, and who brought

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Leviticus 16 – Yom Kippurim The Day Of Atonements

Yom Kippur begins tomorrow evening. In the Yom Kippur ritual the Jewish people were instructed in the proper way to approach God. The Torah explicitly sets forth the way of worshipping God on this day. It is very different from what is going on in synagogues anywhere in the world today. Yom Kippur is really about the Temple, the priests

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Leviticus 21-24

There are 613 commands in the Torah, but not all 613 laws are meant to apply to everybody. There are laws that only apply to priests, as chapters 21 and 22 will show us. There are laws that only apply to the king (like writing his own copy of the Torah). There are laws that apply to men and not

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Leviticus 25:1-26:2

Jacob, age 92. and Rebecca, age 89, both lost their first spouses to death, and they met each other and decided to get married. They are excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in. Jacob addresses the man behind

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Leviticus 26-27

God, speaking through his servant Moses, has been giving the Holy People the laws that God, in His great wisdom and goodness, demanded we observe. These laws were part of a Brit - a covenant, a contract between God and this one holy and chosen people. This covenant that was mediated by Moses included provisions for drawing near to God

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Leviticus 23 – Jesus in the Jewish Holidays

Jesus In The Jewish Holidays The holidays that the Lord gave the Jewish people, which are described in Leviticus 23, accomplish multiple purposes. They keep us in touch with the seasons God has designed into creation. They remind us of the great things God has done in Israel’s history. They look forward to what God will do to save the

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