Sacrifice

What Shall I Return to the LORD? | Psalm 116 |
The first Christian sermon in Australia was preached on February 3, 1788. The preacher was Richard Johnson, chaplain to the prison colony in New South Wales, and he chose to preach on Psalm 116:12. On Australia Day 2020, we opened the same Psalm and asked how we can respond to God’s kindness even in the midst of suffering. Outline Crying out to the LORD (vv1-4) …who hears and saves (vv5-11) So sacrifice to and praise him (vv12-19) A sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15-16)

The Sacrificing King | 2 Samuel 21-24 |
Forgiveness always costs. As 2 Samuel ends, we visit the site of the future temple where King David makes a sacrifice to save his people from judgement. This sacrifice is a shadow of Jesus who sacrifices himself to rescue us from judgement. King David’s willingness to lay down his life for Israel, his sheep, prepares us for Jesus, the good shepherd who dies for his sheep. Outline David’s grasping census (24:1-10) Consequences and compassion (24:11-25) Jesus, the self-sacrificing king

Holy Priesthood | Leciticus 21-22 |
Priestly Holiness Unholy Priests Numbers 12 & 20; 1 Samuel 1-2; Jeremiah 23:11; 26:8; Matthew 26:59 Jesus, our holy priest Hebrews 4:14-16

Holy People Holy God | Leviticus 17-20 |
What is holiness? (Leviticus 18:1-5) Holy Religion (Leviticus 17) Holy Relationships (Leviticus 18) Holy Lives (Leviticus 19) Be Holy, Because I Am Holy

The Day Of Atonement | Leviticus 16 |
Entering God’s presence Jesus and the Day of Atonement Hebrews 9:23-28

Consuming Glory | Leviticus 8-10 |
An obedient priesthood (Leviticus 8-9) Disobedient priests (Leviticus 10) Leviticus and us… Our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:28-29) Jesus is our priest (Hebrews 10:11-14)

Blood and Fire | Leviticus 1-7 |
Six Offerings (Leviticus 7:37-38) Burnt Offering (Leviticus 1) Grain Offering (Leviticus 2) Fellowship Offering (Leviticus 3) Jesus, our once for all offering (Hebrews 7:27; 10:19)

Waiting for the True Priest | 1 Samuel 2:12-3:21 |
Eli’s Worthless Sons (2:12-17) Eli’s Weak Rebuke (2:22-25) God’s Word to Eli (2:26-36; 3:11-18) A New House Rises? (2:18, 26; 3:19-21) God’s True Priest Hebrews 9:11-14