An audio sermon by Dan Chaney on lessons we can learn from Old Testament sacrifices.
Dan shares thoughts from books like Leviticus (particularly chapters 1-11), Exodus and Hebrews. He points out that with few exceptions, like the story of Cain and Abel, we don’t learn much about the act of sacrifices until we get to the Law of Moses.
One of his points that I found most memorable was the idea that “sacrifice is the act of giving up something you want [or value]for something you want more.”
Other lessons we can learn from the Old Testament sacrificial system include:
- When someone sinned, something had to die. The wages of sin are death (Romans 6:3)
- Christ is our sacrifice; our sins were placed upon him (Isaiah 53)
- Christ’s blood is powerful (Hebrews 10:1-4)
- God pays attention to detail (Leviticus 4:20, 19:1-3)
- Atonement is conditional (Col. 1:21-23
- Be careful not to become bored and desensitized to sacrifice and its benefits (Isaiah 1:10-15)
- What does this say about our attitude towards attending worship, or even during worship?