The Whole Burnt Offering
Total Dedication and Acceptance by the Lord
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• Sin and Death
• Gift and Sacrifice
• Burden and Delight
Ritual: The Regulation of the Whole Burnt Offering
• The worshiper the Lord invites – “when any of you…” (1:1-2)
• The sacrifice the Lord accepts – “without defect” (1:3-17)
“From the herd…” (1:3-9)
“From the flock…” (1:9-13)
“From the birds…” (1:14-17)
•The ritual the Lord requires
“Lay his hand on his head…”
“Slaughter it before the Lord”
“Sprinkle the blood”
•The devotion the Lord receives – “aroma pleasing to the Lord” (1:9, 13, 17)
Reason: The Revelation of the Whole Burnt Offering
• The Lord invites everyone to draw near (1:1-2)
• The Lord must be approached on the basis of substitutionary atonement (1:3-17)
– The substitute is offered in place of the sinner.
– The substitute must die.
– The substitute must be completely surrendered.
– The substitute must be perfect.
• The Lord makes a way for anyone to come to Him (1:3, 10, 14)
– The Wealthy (1:3-9)
– The Middle Class (1:10-13)
– The Poor (1:14-17)
• The Lord requires that the blood and the body be sacrificed (1:4-9, 11-13, 15-17).
• The Lord allows the substitute to make atonement (1:4).
• The Lord is pleased with the atonement sacrifice (1:9, 13, 17).
Reality: The Realization of Atonement in Christ (Rom. 3:25; 1 Peter 1:18-19)
The Lord accepts with pleasure
whoever comes into His presence
on the basis of substitutionary atonement
by the shedding of blood.
- Monday: Leviticus 6:8-13
- Tuesday: Romans 3:21-31
- Wednesday: 1 Peter 2:21-25
- Thursday: 2 Chronicles 29:31-36
- Friday: Leviticus 2:1-16
Next Steps from Today’s Message
- I will recognize that my acceptance before the Lord is only on the basis of Christ’s substitutionary atonement.
- I will fully surrender myself to the Lord.
- I will live as if I am fully accepted by the Lord and not wallow in guilt.
Home Church Questions
- Read Leviticus 1:1-17.
- Is there anything that was new, memorable, or meaningful from this week’s message?
- Is there an immediate application you know you need to make?
- How many of us have done a study of Levitical sacrifices?
- The offerings are both a gift and a sacrifice. Why are both aspects important in how we offer our lives to God?
- Why would the Lord start Leviticus with the sacrifice that is symbolic of full acceptance? This is not the first sacrifice a worshipper would give. Why not start with the sin offering which would be given first?
- What does full surrender to the Lord look like? Are there any analogies of full surrender that help us understand?
- Why would God go out of His way to communicate that we are fully accepted? Why is this important to us?
- How can we grow in becoming more fully surrendered and experiencing full acceptance?
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Fellowship 101 New to Fellowship? Join us next Sunday, February 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Library for Session 2. You will learn more about our ministries, priorities, and how the Lord is leading Fellowship. Register at fellowshipconway.org/register/
Girlfriends Gatherings are Back! This Thursday evening, February 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. , 4 Bunker Hill (home of Alicia Gough). Lauren Ramoly will share on foster care. For more information, contact Char Strickland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girlfriends Spring Book Club Join with other women as we discuss Shauna Niequist’s book “Present Over Perfect”. Study will be Thursday nights beginning March 2nd through 30th. Lauren Ramoly and Samantha Barnes will facilitate the study. Grab the book and come prepared to discuss! No childcare provided. Sign up at fellowshipconway.org/register/. Questions? Email Lauren at email@example.com.
GO: FSM Missions Silent Auction Be a part of what God is doing in FSM Wednesday, February 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fellowship. Over 40 FSM students and other team members will take part in raising funds for their mission trips to Mission Arlington and the Czech Republic through a silent auction. The Auction will feature various items that will go directly to mission trip costs. For more information, contact Alan Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Muster Mark your calendars for the annual Men’s Muster April 7-9. More details coming soon.
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