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Delighting in Leviticus: Accepted by God

July 14, 2013 Speaker: John Bell Series: Leviticus

Leviticus 1:1-17
Main point of the passage: The Lord accepts with pleasure whoever comes into his presence by substitutionary atonement through the shedding of blood.

Summary of Passage

1-2 Introduction

3-9 Burnt offerings of cattle

10-13 Burnt offerings of sheep and goats

14-17 Burnt offerings of birds

Point # 1 The Lord accepts the worshiper who draws near on the basis of a substitutionary sacrifice (1:3, 10, 14).

A. The sacrifice may be brought by anyone
B. The atoning sacrifice must be perfect
Point # 2 The Lord requires that the blood and body of the substitute be sacrificed to make atonement (1:4–9a, 11–13a, 15–17a).

A. The worshiper must be identified with the sacrifice and symbolically transfer his sins to the sacrifice
B. The body and blood of the sacrifice are surrendered
C. The sacrifice atones

Point # 3 The Lord is pleased with the sacrifice (1:9b, 13b, 17b).

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