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Accepted By God

December 26, 2021 Speaker: John Bell Series: General

Passage: Leviticus 1:1–17

Big Question: How can an impure, sinful, and mortal creature find access into the presence of God, both now and in the world to come?

Big Answer: The Lord accepts with pleasure whoever comes into his presence by substitutionary atonement through the shedding of blood.

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

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