The Path to Blessing [Podcast]

Leviticus 26

God reminded the Hebrews that because He saved them from bondage, they owed complete allegiance to Him. Obedience brought blessing, while sin brought discipline for the purpose of restoration.

Following Christ’s example, we see the ultimate path to blessing. Today God has blessed all believers with every spiritual blessing, and He gives to us materially according to our needs and His will.

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How to Live in a Material World [Podcast]

Leviticus 25

In a materialistic culture, we all need a good reminder of God’s perspective. The Sabbath Year and Year of Jubilee promised rest and release. In particular, the Jubilee gave an economic overhaul to the nation with the release of debts and bondage as well as the return of all property sold.

This teaches us not to hold our possessions too tightly, to submit to some loss, and to anticipate the blessings of the end of the age.

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What it Means to Take God’s Name in Vain [Podcast]

Leviticus 24

In a scrap one day in the camp, a man cussed God and was then put to death. By such a severe penalty God revealed the timeless truth that His name is holy, for a name represents the person.

While the church today may not stone blasphemers, God’s people should still speak and live as if God’s reputation is at stake.

With such a perspective, our praying in Jesus’ name, our remembering all will bow at Jesus’ name, and our words “hallowed be Thy name” take on greater significance.

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Living Now But Looking Forward to Heaven [Podcast]

Leviticus 23:15-44

In Israel’s fall festivals we learn enduring truths for today.

The Feast of Pentecost revealed that part of thanksgiving always involves giving back to God and helping others. The Feast of Booths celebrated the fact that everything we possess—both physically and spiritually—comes from God. The Feast of Trumpets anticipated God’s call to leave the mundane labors of earth in order to serve the Lord in our heavenly home.

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Some Hope for Tomorrow [Podcast]

Leviticus 23:9-14

Our meaning for “hope” often means nothing more than wishful thinking. “I hope it doesn’t rain.” “I hope to come soon.”

But God uses the term differently—and so can we. The Feast of Firstfruits pointed to Jesus’ resurrection (1 Cor. 15:20), “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” Just as Christ rose, we have hope in God’s future provision of our own resurrection.

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You’re Saved. So, Now What? [Podcast]

Leviticus 23:4-8

Saved—but for what?

The annual Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread celebrated Israel’s deliverance from bondage and focused on removing corruption from their lives.

In the same way, believers today are to “keep the festival” (1 Cor. 5:8) because “Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed.” God wants His people to remember and celebrate their deliverance, and then to remove all corrupting influences from their lives.

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Saturday in the Park [Podcast]

Leviticus 23:1-3

In spite of our busy schedules, rest does not necessarily follow exhaustion. Sometimes we simply need to stop working and focus on God. For the Hebrews, the Sabbath meant more than regaining strength for another week; it meant worship and service.

While Christians are not bound by the Sabbath, “there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.” It begins by ceasing working for salvation and devoting oneself—not just one day—but daily, “resting” in that security.

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Worship is a Verb [Podcast]

Leviticus 21-22

Just as God required the best sacrifices, so our daily lives are to be a “living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God; this is your spiritual act of worship” (Romans 12:2). As was true with the priesthood long ago, so worship today is not an occupation but a way of life.

Both publicly and privately, worship is something we do.

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Living Right in a World Gone Wrong [Podcast]

Leviticus 20

Culture pulls at our passions. How can we walk the right way?

The moral principles of holiness need to be guarded in an immoral world. Living our lives against the winds of culture does more than help us personally—it reveals God.

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How to Be Holy for Real [Podcast]

Leviticus 19

It’s one thing to be told to “be holy”—but it’s another thing to be told how.

In this chapter of seemingly endless commands, the murky waters clear when you understand the way you demonstrate holiness is by loving God and people in practical ways.

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