Ice Breaker (optional – choose one below)
- Do you have a set of “house rules” in your home? Why or why not?
- Who among your family or friends tends to be the rule follower or the rule breaker? What effects do they have on others around them?
Leviticus is a book of worship that is a preview of Jesus’s work to come.
When you think of the biblical law, what comes to mind? What kind of reputation does biblical law have in our culture today?
If you had to follow all of the worship laws in Leviticus, how do you think you would do? What would it do to your motivation for following God?
When you think about how your spiritual life is doing, what kinds of things come to mind? How do you evaluate yourself?
What does the Bible say?
Why do you think God would require certain laws to be followed in order to worship Him?
Read Hebrews 9:11-14
What was the significance of the Day of Atonement? How is Jesus’s work on the cross a more complete sacrifice than the animal sacrifices of Leviticus?
Apply the Message
The shedding of Jesus’s blood is the only sacrifice that will provide us lasting peace and freedom from guilt.
- How at peace with God do you feel right now? What are you looking to give you peace?
- When you sin, do you ever beat yourself up over your choices? Or feel like you need to clean yourself up before coming back around to God or church? How could reflecting on Jesus’s work on the cross change the way you react to your sin?