Two Sunday ago, we studied the book of Leviticus as a church. It is filled with fresh opportunities to be grateful for Jesus Christ.
In Chapter 1, for example, the reader is immediately confronted by the violence of the book. Male animals without blemish are to be slaughtered before the Lord. Birds are to be decapitated and torn nearly apart before being offered to the Lord. The gritty details of the passage pressed into my mind: real human beings took real live animals, slaughtered them with their own hands, and offered them in burning sacrifice, all to atone for sin. This is not just a story. This really happened. Read more →