To begin term 2 2023 we’ll be taking a quick tour through Leviticus, the third book of the Old Testament. Last year we studied Exodus, and Leviticus picks up the story where Exodus left off. Israel are at Mount Sinai; they’ve just been joined to the Lord by covenant, and they are learning what it means to be the people of the Holy God.
We live in a very different time and place, but 1 Peter 2:9 tells us that as Christians, we too are “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God”. So there are important things for us to learn from Leviticus all these years later.
This four-week series won’t cover every chapter of Leviticus. Some of the small group studies coincide with the sermon passages, but others fit in between the sermons, so that by the end we have touched on the most important sections of the book.
To get your head around the big picture of Leviticus, this video from The Bible Project is a helpful start. This poster summarises the video.
“You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.” – Leviticus 20:26