There’s probably no book in the Bible that is more difficult to read and understand than Leviticus. With its endless rules about blood sacrifices, skin diseases, and strange rituals, Leviticus seems so primitive, outdated, and irrelevant to our lives today. Barbaric is an apt description. It’s why most people start reading the Bible and then say, “You lost me at Leviticus.”
Discussion Questions for You Lost Me at Leviticus Pt4 | September 20, 2020
Main Passages: Leviticus 8-9
- Have you ever attended or watched a ceremony where someone is ordained, installed, inaugurated, or crowned into a significant leadership role? Describe some of the rituals that you recall.
- Chapter 8 describes how Moses “consecrated” the tabernacle and Aaron and his sons. Discuss the word “consecrate.” What does it mean? Why is it important? How does it apply to our lives?
- What is the strangest part of these chapters to you? Why?
- How many times do you see the phrase “as the LORD commanded” in Leviticus 8-9? Why do you think this is repeated so often?
- Why are the priests so important in Israel? What was their function?
- Read 1 Peter 2:5, 9 where Peter talks about followers of Jesus as priests. What would it take for you to feel “consecrated” to this priestly role and live it out?
- Do you feel like you’re more worried about the mess of our world or the mess in your life right now?
- What is one area in your life where God is encouraging you to focus on the details?
- In Leviticus, the priests helped the people focus on the details of their lives. Do you have a “priest” who serves that role for you? If so, talk to them this week about what you are learning and what you want to do. If you do not, make a plan to pursue someone who can play that role.
- Take some time this week to make a list of the three most important truths you’ve learned from Leviticus so far.
- Listen to the supplemental New Denver Church Message podcast to go deeper this week.