Great discussion on Leviticus. I love how you take topics and build on them in such insightful and practical ways. Thanks so much for sharing!
Couple points I wanted to recap...
- In a book that features detailed, seemingly audience-specific instruction, try to get out of the marsh and discern the larger point. What's going on here? What's the theme? What's the take-away for people today? Amidst all the prescriptions and proscriptions for ancient people within Leviticus, there's serious relevance for those of us living today. God is holy (Heb: "qudosh" means "set apart")... and He calls His children to a life of holiness. From the diminished human perspective, there's some irony in the fact that God required distance--walls and veils and varying degrees of separation-- from His defiled ancient people in order to maintain a relationship with them. Though we are released today from the burden of ancient laws (Roman 6:14), does our sin continue to distance us from God? If so, who is erecting the barrier? God? Or us?
- Remember, "qudosh" is not a primarily moral concept. Rather, it describes a status apart from that which is common. Questions for us today... Do our attitudes and behaviors as Christ followers in the world today truly set us apart? Do people see the love of Jesus Christ in you?
We meet next week on Friday from 8:00-9:00 at 121 Community Church in Grapevine. Kathy will be sharing her story with us. You will not want to miss this. Be prepared to be blown away...
We will be delivering dinner for 75 to the Ronald McDonald House in Forth Worth on December 30. We'd love to have you join us! Contact Angela at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends, our Christmas party is next Sunday! Think we are all covered on food items. It will be a blast! Looking forward to it!
On my iPod... Do You Hear What I Hear? performed by Third Day
What I'm Grateful for Today: Dallas Theological Seminary online Chapels! Oh, my...so good! Check them out at http://www.dts.edu/. Find the "Chapel" link under "Watch & Learn"... then cruise through the archive for some truly oustanding sermons. There are daily devotionals, as well... and some really cool podcasts... I fired up my laptop and listened to Dr. Grant while I was folding clothes the other day. Awesome!