Passage: Leviticus 23
The Lord imparts faith to His people, but historically, we have always been a forgetful bunch. In his great patience, He extends helpful and necessary reminders for Christians, that we may remain confident in what he has accomplished, what He’s doing today, and the work He will continue for His glory and for our joy. A significant reminder for Israel then and for believers today is the collection of feasts and festivals found in Leviticus 23. These feasts look back to his protection while pointing to His ultimate provision: Jesus.
Tuesday: Leviticus 23:5-6, Galatians 2:20, John 6:35
Wednesday: Leviticus 23:9, 1 Corinthians 15:20
Thursday: Leviticus 23:15-17, Exodus 32, Acts 2
Friday: Leviticus 23:26-30, Heb 9:11-12, Ps 103:10-11
Saturday: Leviticus 23: 33,42-44, Philippians 2:6-11
- What part of the sermon or text had the greatest impact on you? Where were you most encouraged, intrigued, and/or challenged?
- What was your initial response to learning that the sermon text would be Leviticus 23? Why was that your response?
- Why is it that Sabbath rest is so closely linked to the feasts? What does this reveal about the our God? What are the implications for Christians today?
- The Feast of Passover was the entryway into the other feasts? Do you agree or Disagree? Why?
- Consider the game played during The Feast of Unleavened Bread. What are some creative things we can do today to teach the things of God to the next generation?
- Discuss the future of our missionaries and how they'll lack a sense of home. Should we have the same sense in America? Why or why not?
- Take time in group to pray for our missionary families.