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Leviticus- 1-7 Drawing Near to God

BIG IDEA- The Christian Has Married Into the Israelite Family

1. Israel’s History Is Our History

Leviticus 1:2 (LSB)

“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When any man from among you brings an offering near to Yahweh, you shall bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock.”

Leviticus 1:3 (NASB)

“If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer a male without defect; he shall offer it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, so that he may be accepted before the Lord.”

Leviticus 1:4 (NASB)

“And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, so that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf. 

Leviticus 1:5a (NASB)

“Then he shall slaughter the bull before the Lord . . .” 

Leviticus 1:5b (NASB)

“. . . and Aaron’s sons the priests shall offer up the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the doorway of the tent of meeting.”

Leviticus 1:6-9 (NASB)

“He shall then skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire. . . And the priest shall offer all of it up in smoke on the altar as a burnt offering, an offering by fire as a soothing aroma to the Lord.”

Leviticus 7:15 (NASB)

“Now as for the flesh of the sacrifice of his thanksgiving peace offerings, it shall be eaten on the day of his offering; he shall not leave any of it over until morning.”

Leviticus 9:22-23 (NASB)

“Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he stepped down after making the sin offering, the burnt offering, and the peace offerings. And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting. When they came out and blessed the people, the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people."

Numbers 6:22-26 (NASB)

“Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘In this way you shall bless the sons of Israel. You are to say to them: The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord cause His face to shine on you,

And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His face to you, And give you peace.’”

Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT, ESV)

“So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” 


  1. READ Israel’s History as Your History
  2. AIM to understand Israel’s Sacrificial System to better understand Jesus’ sacrifice
  3. TAKE Advantage of the invitation to draw near to the Father through the Son
  4. MAKE the primary aim of your life to seek and “see” the Face of God