Saturday, January 31, 2015

Homiletics - Leviticus 16

Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

LtoM after A’s 2 sons died: Tell A not to come whenever he chooses into MHP behind curtain in front of atonemt cvr or he die, for I appear in cloud over atonemt cvr.
This how A enter MHP: 1st bring young bull for sin offering, ram for burnt off; put on sacred tunic/linen undergarments/sash/turban, bathe with water before.
From Is community, take 2 male goats for sin off, ram for burnt off; A offer bull for his sin, atonemt for him/household; then take 2 goats, present at entrance ToM; cast lots – 1 for L, 1 for scapegoat; A bring goat whose lot falls to L & sacrifice as sin off; scapegoat presented alive, atonemt by sending into wilderness.
A bring bull for his sin off, make atonemt for him/household, slaughter bull; take censer full of burning coals from altar & 2 handfuls finely ground incense behind curtain; put incense on fire before L, smoke will conceal atonemt cvr above tablets of cov law so he not die.
He take some bull’s blood with finger, sprinkle on front of atonemt cvr, then sprinkle 7x before atonemt cvr; he then slaughter goat (sin off/people), take blood, do as he did w/bull’s blood; in this he make atonemt for MHP bec of uncleanness/rebellion of Is, whatever their sins; he is to do same for ToM which is among them in midst of uncleanness.
No one to be in ToM from time A goes in to make atonemt in MHP until he comes out having made atonemt for him/household/Israel; then he come to altar before L & make atonemt for it, he take some bull’s & goat’s blood & put on horns of altar; he sprinkle some blood on it w/ finger 7x to cleanse/consecrate from uncleanness of Israelites.
When A finished making atonemt for MHP, ToM, altar, he bring live goat, lay both hands on goat & confess all wickedness and rebellion of Israelites & put them on goat’s head, send goat into wilderness in care of someone appointed for task; goat shall carry sins to remote place, man shall release in wilderness.
A into ToM, take off garments, leave them; bathe w/water in sanctuary, put on regular garments, come out, sacrifice burnt off for him and burnt off for people to make atonemt for him/people; he also burn fat of sin off on altar.
Man who releases scapegoat must wash clothes & bathe w/water, afterward he may come into camp.
Bull & goat sin off whose blood brought into MHP must be taken outside camp; hides, flesh, intestines burned; man who burns them must wash clothes, bathe w/water, afterward he come into camp.
Lasting ordinance: 10th of 7th mo deny selves and not do any work – native or foreigner – bec on this day atonemt will be made to cleanse you, then you clean from sins; it is day of Sabbath rest.
Priest who is anointed/ordained to succeed high priest it to make atonemt; he put on sacred garments, make atonemt for MHP, ToM, altar, priests, community; lasting ordinance: atonemt once/yr for all sins; it done as L cmd M.


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

The Lord tells Aaron how and when to approach Him and offer atonement sacrifices.
Cleansing after sacrifices and Aaron’s sacrifices in regular garments.
A lasting ordinance for making atonement.


Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

The Lord teaches Aaron a lasting ordinance for making atonement.


Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK God’s ways are deliberate and purposeful, the lasting ordinance of Old Testament activity pointing to the once-for-all sacrifice of Christ: the Father’s perfect plan for provision of salvation for all mankind.



What New Testament passages reflect the instruction that God gives to Aaron in verses 1-22?
As our High Priest, how did Christ’s activity mirror Aaron’s?
As a priest of God’s kingdom, how might your actions mirror Aaron’s?
What might have been the practical and spiritual purposes of cleansing after making sacrifices for the High Priest in Aaron’s day?
What might have been the practical and spiritual purposes of cleansing after escorting and releasing the scapegoat?
In what way do you present sacrifices to God today?
What do you think might be the necessity, method and purpose of cleansing after making those sacrifices?
How would this provision have impacted you if you were one of the Israelites traveling with Moses and Aaron?
Spiritually, when did the lasting ordinance of making atonement cease?
Historically, when did the lasting ordinance of making atonement cease?
What does it mean to you to know that Jesus fulfills this ordinance once for all?


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