Why Sexual Purity Matters to You [Podcast]

Leviticus 18

Our sex-crazed culture isn’t unique to today. As this passage lists its blunt prohibitions, we quickly see little difference between the carnality of then and now. The commands for sexual purity were not simply good advice, but a matter of loyalty to God (four times we read: “I am the Lord your God”).

Intimacy is part of the created marital union, and anything outside that union introduces pain and confusion into relationships. Both Scripture and experience bear this out.

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How to Enjoy Fellowship with God [Podcast]

Leviticus 16-17; 23:26-32

The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) was and still is the most important day of the Jewish calendar, for it was then fellowship with God was regained though absolute and complete atonement for all the people who humbled themselves in faith.

Jesus fulfilled this principle and it’s still true today: on the basis of a substitute’s death, a believer may continue to enjoy fellowship with God.

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Learn to Fly Again [Podcast]

Leviticus 13-15

Our problem: disease, decay, and uncleanness are incompatible with God’s holiness.

God’s solution: He provides healing and restoration.

As one sacrificial bird died and the other flew away, we see our lives are in God’s hands. Our condition could have condemned us, but God has made us whole in Christ.

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Hope for the Burdened [Podcast]

Leviticus 12

Weary of the seeming futility of life?

This passage gives hope to all who are troubled with life’s cycle of burdens, as the Lord revealed what it takes for all to live in His eternal presence.

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What to Do When Wrong Feels Right [Podcast]

Leviticus 10

Sometimes it seems like God’s ancient rules need renovation. New principles, better ideas, or more individual ways of worship are needed. Oh, really?

Nadab and Abihu’s deaths after offering “strange fire” reveal there is only one way to life with God: attention to and application of His timeless Word.

As in the Garden of Eden, so in the wilderness, and in our lives today, Satan offers—for our destruction—alternatives to God’s best.

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God Wants to Be with You [Podcast]

Leviticus 9

God wants to be with you. This message explains why.

The Tent of Meeting revealed God’s deep desire to dwell with His people, though veiled in the tabernacle. The New Testament reveals how God took a step closer when Jesus “tabernacled among us” (John 1:14), how the Holy Spirit indwells us (1 Corinthians 3:16), and how one day we shall see “the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them” (Revelation 21:3).

God wants to be with you . . . forever.

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How to Be Devoted to God for Life [Podcast]

Leviticus 8

How’s your devotion these days?

When Peter told Christians they “are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9), they assumed what we often overlook. The priesthood applied to priests specifically, but to every Israelite generally. Therefore, the timeless truths of the priests in Leviticus 8 apply to the priesthood of believers today.

Serving God requires we be fully devoted to Him for life—with ears to hear, hands to work, and feet to follow (Leviticus 8:23-24).

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Give God Nothing But the Best [Podcast]

Leviticus 7:22-27

Sounds strange, but why did God want the fat?

The fat represented the best of an animal, and the blood represented its life—both of which God laid claim to.

As the sacrifice was a substitute for the worshipper, so the call is for believers to offer God the best of their life—healthy in mind and body, spiritually mature, giving the best of their time, and increasing in skill to the best of their ability. After all, God gave His best when He offered Christ for our sins.

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Your Life is Show and Tell [Podcast]

Leviticus 6:8-13

What do others see when they look at you? Since both Testaments call believers “a kingdom of priests,” the timeless truths of Israel’s priests apply to all believers. Namely, just as the holy attire represented God’s holiness, so what people see of us should reflect the Lord’s glory (1 Peter 2:12).

Just as the fires could never go out, so we too should always be ready to assist others to find access to God (1 Peter 3:15).

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What to Do When You’ve Done Someone Wrong [Podcast]

Leviticus 5:14-6:7; 7:1-10

When a person recognized that his or her success had come by dishonest means, God called for compensation to make up for the loss—evidence of true repentance.

One of the most practical of all sacrifices, the reparation offering teaches us today that when we have wronged someone, we should try to make it right before coming to worship God—a principle Jesus Himself taught (Matt. 5:23-24).

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