“Oh, No! Not Leviticus!”

Coty Pinckney, in a sermon, “Oh, No! Not Leviticus!”

Those of you who have tried to read through the Bible cover to cover find Leviticus to be the first big challenge. Some give up in the middle of this book.

….Why is Leviticus so unpopular?

Many readers object that this book focuses on:

  1. A sacrificial system which is no longer relevant,
  2. a priesthood which is no longer in existence,
  3. and laws which are no longer binding.

Think of yourself standing before a locked door, with untold treasure on the other side. You have a huge ring of keys, hundreds of keys. You look at a particular key, examine the lock, and decide, “This old key can’t possibly fit; I’ll throw it away.” But that very key, the very key you reject, is the only one that can unlock the room full of riches.

I tell you this morning: Leviticus is the key to unlock the riches of the New Testament. A serious study of this wonderful book provides the key to understanding four concepts central to living the Christian life. Let’s consider these one by one.

You’ll have to click this link to read the rest of this sermon…


4 thoughts on ““Oh, No! Not Leviticus!”

  1. Lev., as well as a few other OT books, were actually an excuse I used to stop believing altogether. I thought they were written by primitive savages and that the Bible was based on all of that. But over the years, I discovered the evidence for Jesus Christ truly existing and truly being divine, suffering death so we wouldn’t have to (I covered some of it in my post “Death: A Layman’s Analysis” https://domainofshane.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/death-a-laymans-analysis/ ). Now, I get spiritual sustenance from everything in the Word, from ancient Law texts such as Leviticus where early peoples tried their hardest to reach a God they couldn’t reach on their own (I guess the laws and rituals reflect this) to the beautiful, confessional poetry of the Psalms that I read every day to converse with The Lord. Very nice post! I’m enjoying the things you blog about. Thanks for sharing a link to the sermon.

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