A Sketch of Leviticus
Scripture: Leviticus 1:1–27:34
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION
- There is an emphasis on sacrifice in the first seven chapeters of Leviticus. How is sacrifice associated with us? Can you explain the concepts of substitution, propitiation and atonement?
- Chapters 11-15 in Leviticus have to do with cleanness or purity, covering subjects of food, disease and biology. Is this all simply about God's desire for the physical health of his people? Is it possible there are things we can learn from this about spiritual health? What is the difference between ritual purity and moral purity?
- Leviticus 17-25 is about righteousness. The moral laws covered have to do with sexual boundaries, right living and how to treat each other. Read Leviticus 18:1-3. What kinds of things were going on in the culture around God's people? What does holiness have to do with all these laws? Is it possible to look at the law of the Lord as something gracious? How?
- As 21st-century Christians, is it wise to apply the book of Leviticus directly to our lives today? How does the coming of Christ change the way we look at a book about righteousness and right living through atoning sacrifice?