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 With its endless rules about blood sacrifices, skin diseases, and strange rituals, Leviticus seems so primitive, outdated, and irrelevant to our lives today.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 Pt13 | November 22, 2020
Main Passages: Leviticus 26
- Read Leviticus 26:1-2. Why do you think these two commandments are repeated in this concluding section?
- Why do you think there are almost three times more verses about consequences for not following instructions (vv. 14-45) than blessings for following instructions (vv. 3-13)? What does this tell us about the nature of people and the nature of God?
- What do verses 18, 21, 23, and 27 suggest as the purpose of the consequences? How is God treating Israel like a parent treats a disobedient child?
- Have you ever felt like you’ve experienced consequences in your life that turned you back to God?
- What does the term “covenant” mean? Why is it so important in this chapter?
- Most of our study of Leviticus has focused on the “Exodus Storyline.” Why is the “Exile Storyline” so important?
- How are the themes of exile relevant in our culture today? How are the themes of exile relevant to you personally?
- Listen to two songs regularly this week: No Longer Slaves (Bethel) and Come As You Are (David Crowder).
- Listen to the supplemental New Denver Church Message podcast to go deeper this week.