Friday, October 05, 2007

Leviticus: Outline

Outline: Examples of Hebrew spiral thinking

1. HOW TO MAKE OFFERINGS (Leviticus 1-7)
a. Burnt Offering: (Sweet) Leviticus 1; 6:8-13 - Dedication, to Lord & of Christ:
i. Romans 12:1-2: “Take my life and let it be/ Consecrated, Lord to Thee”
b. Meal Offering: (Sweet) Leviticus 2; 6:14-23 - Devotion, to Lord & of Christ
c. Peace Offering: (Sweet) Leviticus 3: 7:11-36 - Thanksgiving, to Lord & of Christ
d. Sin Offering: (Non-sweet) Leviticus 4:1-5:13; 6:24-30; 12:6-8; 14:12-14 - Christ our Substitute for Sin; Hands on the head of victim
e. Guilt Offering: (Non-sweet) Leviticus 5:14-6:7; 7:1-6; 14:12-18 - Christ our Restorer at six-fifths value. (He gives above and beyond).

2. HOW TO BE HOLY (Leviticus 8-22)
a. Public Holiness for Priests Leviticus 8-10– (All believers are priests.)
i. Ordained – Leviticus 8
ii. Begin ministry – Leviticus 9
iii. Strange / unauthorized fire – Leviticus 10. Jesus the Messiah fulfills holiness of the priest: John 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:4-5; Hebrews 1:3; 2:17; 4:15; 7:25; 10:12; 1 Peter 2:5, 9

b. Private Holiness in Daily Life Leviticus 11-20
i. Holiness in our Diet: Leviticus 11
ii. Holiness with New Children: Leviticus 12
iii. Holiness in Sickness: Leviticus 13-14:32
iv. Holiness in Hygiene: Leviticus 14:33-15
v. Holiness in Day of Atonement: Leviticus 16
vi. Holiness in Blood’s value & pagan practices: Leviticus 17
vii. Holiness in Sexuality: Leviticus 18
viii. Holiness in Society and personal relationships: Leviticus 19
ix. Penalties for Lack of holiness: Leviticus 20; example: 24:10-23

c. Personal Holiness of Priests Leviticus 21-22 (Remember: All believers are priests. Note the book priestly bookends.)

3. HOW TO WORSHIP GOD (Leviticus 23-27)

Celebrate His Presence - Leviticus 23:1 - 24:9
* Feast of Sabbath - Leviticus 23:1-3; 24:1-9 (Celebrate the finished work of creation - Genesis 2:2-3 - & redemption - Luke 24:1; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2)
* Feast of Passover - Leviticus 23:4-5 (Celebrate Redemption from Egypt & redemption of Christ)
* Feast of Unleavened Bread - Leviticus 23:6-14 (Celebrate Holiness & Giving “firstfruits”)
* Feast of Pentecost - Leviticus 23:15-22 (Celebrate Resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:20)
* Feast of Shofars (Trumpets) - Leviticus 23:23-25 (Celebrate Return of Christ & Marriage Supper of Lamb & Bride - Zechariah 14)
* Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - Leviticus 23:26-32 (Celebrate Confession and Remission of Sins For Jews a day of fasting and repentance - 1John 1:9)
* Feast of Tabernacles - Leviticus 23:33-44 (Celebrate the wilderness journey, care of YHWH, and His spiritual warfare defeat of the gods of Egypt)

Celebrate His Purpose Leviticus 24:10 - 27:34
* Sabbatical Year - Leviticus 25:1-8 (A year of meditation and devotion)God wanted to impress on them that even the land was holy.
* Year of Jubilee - Leviticus 25:8-55 Compassion for Worship. Year of Restoration
Rewards/ Punishments in regard to Worship: Leviticus 26 (Conditions of Blessing/Cursing in the Land) Prophetic History of Israel
* Commitment of Worship – Leviticus 27 Dedication & Devotion to the Lord.