110102 OT vistas 10 leviticus holiness, sinfulness & forgiveness


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Sermon 10 of 26 in a series of Old Testament Vistas. This sermon is on the Book of Leviticus. It was presented January 2, 2011, at Palm Desert Church of Christ, by Dale Wells

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110102 OT vistas 10 leviticus holiness, sinfulness & forgiveness

  1. 1. Old Testament Vistas Holiness, Sinfulness & Forgiveness
  2. 2. Worship is Not a Spectator Sport
  3. 3. Leviticus 1:3-9 TNIV If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. You must present it at the entrance to the tent of meeting so that you may be acceptable to the LORD. You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you.
  4. 4. Leviticus 1:3-9 TNIV You are to slaughter the young bull before the LORD, and then Aaron's sons the priests shall bring the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar at the entrance to the tent of meeting. You are to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.
  5. 5. Leviticus 1:3-9 TNIV The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. Then Aaron's sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, including the head and the fat, on the wood that is burning on the altar.
  6. 6. Leviticus 1:3-9 TNIV You are to wash the internal organs and the legs with water, and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
  7. 7. Worshipper: 1. Lay hands on 2. Slaughter 3. Skin 4. Cut in pieces 5. Wash Priest: 1. Blood on altar 2. Arrange parts 3. Burn sacrifice
  8. 8. Three Themes of Leviticus
  9. 9. 1. God is Holy
  10. 10. Isaiah 6:1-7 NLT It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of His robe filled the Temple. Attending Him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.
  11. 11. Isaiah 6:1-7 NLT They were calling out to each other, "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Heaven's Armies! The whole earth is filled with His glory!" Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke.
  12. 12. Isaiah 6:1-7 NLT Then I said, "It's all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the LORD of Heaven's Armies."
  13. 13. Isaiah 6:1-7 NLT Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. He touched my lips with it and said, "See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven."
  14. 14. Leviticus 11:45 NIV I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
  15. 15. 2. Man is Sinful
  16. 16. Sin is Breaking God’s Rules Genesis 39:9 NIV No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?"
  17. 17. Sin is Breaking God’s Rules Psalms 51:1-4 NLT Have mercy on me, O God, because of Your unfailing love. Because of Your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt.
  18. 18. Sin is Breaking God’s Rules Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against You, and You alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in Your sight. …
  19. 19. The High Cost of Sin
  20. 20. 3. God Forgives
  21. 21. God is a Forgiving God Exodus 34:6-7a NLT The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, "Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. …"
  22. 22. God Allows Substitution
  23. 23. Forgiveness Not Automatic
  24. 24. Isaiah 1:11-17 NLT "What makes you think I want all your sacrifices?" says the LORD. "I am sick of your burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fattened cattle. I get no pleasure from the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to worship Me, who asked you to parade through My courts with all your ceremony?
  25. 25. Isaiah 1:11-17 NLT Stop bringing Me your meaningless gifts; the incense of your offerings disgusts Me! As for your celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath and your special days for fasting—they are all sinful and false. I want no more of your pious meetings. I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals. They are a burden to Me. I cannot stand them!
  26. 26. Isaiah 1:11-17 NLT When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look. Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims. Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of My sight. Give up your evil ways. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
  27. 27. Leads us to the Cross 1. We have all sinned Romans 3:23 NLT For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard. 2. Sin brings the penalty of death Romans 6:23 NLT For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
  28. 28. The Ultimate Sacrifice Hebrews 9:22 NLT In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. Hebrews 10:4 NLT For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
  29. 29. The Ultimate Sacrifice Hebrews 10:12-14 NLT But our High Priest offered Himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then He sat down in the place of honor at God's right hand. There He waits until His enemies are humbled and made a footstool under His feet. For by that one offering He forever made perfect those who are being made holy.
  30. 30. Two Images
  31. 31. God’s Holiness
  32. 32. Sacrifice for Sin
  33. 33. Forgiven