I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. Psalm 77:1-3 ~From Coty Pinckney, “When God Doesn’t Answer, A Sermon on Psalm 77” The night … More William Cowper’s poem based on Psalm 77
We have come to the FINAL day in Leviticus! Coty Pinckney wraps up our read-through with a challenge to see two big questions in Leviticus 26, “Who is GOD? ….and Who am I?” We have seen that the book of Leviticus is not, as is so commonly thought, a book which lays down the law, … More Seeing God, grace and the cross in Leviticus
Let’s look at Leviticus 25, part of our read-through-the Bible plan for today: “‘Count off seven sabbaths of years– seven times seven years– so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of … More Proclaim and celebrate liberty
We’re almost to the end of our reading through Leviticus. Coty Pinckney has a very helpful summary, a look back at where we’ve been reading and some questions to prompt more study: This chapter (Leviticus 23) has been called God’s calendar, because it describes festivals God planned for the people of Israel. Most of us turn … More Calendar in Leviticus points to deeper spiritual truths
Today in our reading plan, we come to Leviticus 18-20. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the LORD your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they … More Christian behavior results from a relationship with God; it is not a prerequisite to that relationship.
In a sermon, “As Far as the East is From the West”, a sermon on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), on Leviticus 16 by Coty Pinckney, The Scapegoat This sacrifice, while different and more detailed than the usual sin offerings, nevertheless is similar to that daily ritual. The next act on the Day of Atonement, however, … More To the wilderness of forgetfulness
In a sermon titled, “Clean and Unclean,” Coty Pinckney says: Leviticus 11-15 tells the Israelites what is unacceptable, but also shows them how to become acceptable. Just so, Jesus tells us what defiles us, but also tells us how to be cleansed from those defilements. Hebrews 10:22 reads like this: let us draw near with … More Seeking God’s forgiveness and cleansing
Coty Pinckney helps us understand Leviticus 8-10 Like the offerings, the picture of the priest found in Leviticus displays New Testament truth — in a detailed form. Once again, Leviticus brings out a human need — the need for a priest, the need for another human being to help us to see ourselves, and to … More The picture of the priest found in Leviticus displays New Testament truth — in a detailed form.
“If anyone sins, doing any of the things that by the LORD’s commandments ought not to be done, though he did not know it, then realizes his guilt, he shall bear his iniquity. He shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent for a guilt offering, … More Ignorance is no excuse
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: A sacrificial system … More “Oh, No! Not Leviticus!”