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Destination: Leviticus 18-27
Leviticus 18-27
Skip Heitzig

Leviticus 18 (NKJV™)
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'I am the LORD your God.
3 'According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances.
4 'You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am the LORD your God.
5 'You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them: I am the LORD.
6 'None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I am the LORD.
7 'The nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother you shall not uncover. She is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
8 'The nakedness of your father's wife you shall not uncover; it is your father's nakedness.
9 'The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere, their nakedness you shall not uncover.
10 'The nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for theirs is your own nakedness.
11 'The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, begotten by your father--she is your sister--you shall not uncover her nakedness.
12 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is near of kin to your father.
13 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is near of kin to your mother.
14 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother. You shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt.
15 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law--she is your son's wife--you shall not uncover her nakedness.
16 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness.
17 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are near of kin to her. It is wickedness.
18 'Nor shall you take a woman as a rival to her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the other is alive.
19 'Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her customary impurity.
20 'Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.
21 'And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
22 'You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.
23 'Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion.
24 'Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you.
25 'For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.
26 'You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you
27 '(for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled),
28 'lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
29 'For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
30 'Therefore you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am the LORD your God.'"
Leviticus 19 (NKJV™)
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
3 'Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.
4 'Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods: I am the LORD your God.
5 'And if you offer a sacrifice of a peace offering to the LORD, you shall offer it of your own free will.
6 'It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the next day. And if any remains until the third day, it shall be burned in the fire.
7 'And if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination. It shall not be accepted.
8 'Therefore everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the hallowed offering of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from his people.
9 'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.
10 'And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the LORD your God.
11 'You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.
12 'And you shall not swear by My name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
13 'You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning.
14 'You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
15 'You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor.
16 'You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.
17 'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.
18 'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
19 'You shall keep My statutes. You shall not let your livestock breed with another kind. You shall not sow your field with mixed seed. Nor shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come upon you.
20 'Whoever lies carnally with a woman who is betrothed to a man as a concubine, and who has not at all been redeemed nor given her freedom, for this there shall be scourging; but they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
21 'And he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, a ram as a trespass offering.
22 'The priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which he has committed. And the sin which he has committed shall be forgiven him.
23 'When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as uncircumcised. Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you. It shall not be eaten.
24 'But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, a praise to the LORD.
25 'And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit, that it may yield to you its increase: I am the LORD your God.
26 'You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.
27 'You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.
28 'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD.
29 'Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness.
30 'You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.
31 'Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
32 'You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.
33 'And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him.
34 'The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
35 'You shall do no injustice in judgment, in measurement of length, weight, or volume.
36 'You shall have honest scales, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
37 'Therefore you shall observe all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them: I am the LORD.'"
Leviticus 20 (NKJV™)
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Again, you shall say to the children of Israel: 'Whoever of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell in Israel, who gives any of his descendants to Molech, he shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.
3 'I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from his people, because he has given some of his descendants to Molech, to defile My sanctuary and profane My holy name.
4 'And if the people of the land should in any way hide their eyes from the man, when he gives some of his descendants to Molech, and they do not kill him,
5 'then I will set My face against that man and against his family; and I will cut him off from his people, and all who prostitute themselves with him to commit harlotry with Molech.
6 'And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.
7 'Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
8 'And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
9 'For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him.
10 'The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.
11 'The man who lies with his father's wife has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
12 'If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them.
13 'If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
14 'If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you.
15 'If a man mates with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal.
16 'If a woman approaches any animal and mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood is upon them.
17 'If a man takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a wicked thing. And they shall be cut off in the sight of their people. He has uncovered his sister's nakedness. He shall bear his guilt.
18 'If a man lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has exposed her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off from their people.
19 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister nor of your father's sister, for that would uncover his near of kin. They shall bear their guilt.
20 'If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness. They shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
21 'If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother's nakedness. They shall be childless.
22 'You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out.
23 'And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them.
24 'But I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
25 'You shall therefore distinguish between clean animals and unclean, between unclean birds and clean, and you shall not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird, or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
26 'And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.
27 'A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.'"
Leviticus 21 (NKJV™)
1 And the LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'None shall defile himself for the dead among his people,
2 'except for his relatives who are nearest to him: his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, and his brother;
3 'also his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband, for her he may defile himself.
4 'Otherwise he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
5 'They shall not make any bald place on their heads, nor shall they shave the edges of their beards nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
6 'They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God, for they offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy.
7 'They shall not take a wife who is a harlot or a defiled woman, nor shall they take a woman divorced from her husband; for the priest is holy to his God.
8 'Therefore you shall consecrate him, for he offers the bread of your God. He shall be holy to you, for I the LORD, who sanctify you, am holy.
9 'The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the harlot, she profanes her father. She shall be burned with fire.
10 'He who is the high priest among his brethren, on whose head the anointing oil was poured and who is consecrated to wear the garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes;
11 'nor shall he go near any dead body, nor defile himself for his father or his mother;
12 'nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
13 'And he shall take a wife in her virginity.
14 'A widow or a divorced woman or a defiled woman or a harlot--these he shall not marry; but he shall take a virgin of his own people as wife.
15 'Nor shall he profane his posterity among his people, for I the LORD sanctify him.'"
16 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
17 "Speak to Aaron, saying: 'No man of your descendants in succeeding generations, who has any defect, may approach to offer the bread of his God.
18 'For any man who has a defect shall not approach: a man blind or lame, who has a marred face or any limb too long,
19 'a man who has a broken foot or broken hand,
20 'or is a hunchback or a dwarf, or a man who has a defect in his eye, or eczema or scab, or is a eunuch.
21 'No man of the descendants of Aaron the priest, who has a defect, shall come near to offer the offerings made by fire to the LORD. He has a defect; he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God.
22 'He may eat the bread of his God, both the most holy and the holy;
23 'only he shall not go near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a defect, lest he profane My sanctuaries; for I the LORD sanctify them.'"
24 And Moses told it to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel.
Leviticus 22 (NKJV™)
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they do not profane My holy name by what they dedicate to Me: I am the LORD.
3 "Say to them: 'Whoever of all your descendants throughout your generations, who goes near the holy things which the children of Israel dedicate to the LORD, while he has uncleanness upon him, that person shall be cut off from My presence: I am the LORD.
4 'Whatever man of the descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or has a discharge, shall not eat the holy offerings until he is clean. And whoever touches anything made unclean by a corpse, or a man who has had an emission of semen,
5 'or whoever touches any creeping thing by which he would be made unclean, or any person by whom he would become unclean, whatever his uncleanness may be--
6 'the person who has touched any such thing shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat the holy offerings unless he washes his body with water.
7 'And when the sun goes down he shall be clean; and afterward he may eat the holy offerings, because it is his food.
8 'Whatever dies naturally or is torn by beasts he shall not eat, to defile himself with it: I am the LORD.
9 'They shall therefore keep My ordinance, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby, if they profane it: I the LORD sanctify them.
10 'No outsider shall eat the holy offering; one who dwells with the priest, or a hired servant, shall not eat the holy thing.
11 'But if the priest buys a person with his money, he may eat it; and one who is born in his house may eat his food.
12 'If the priest's daughter is married to an outsider, she may not eat of the holy offerings.
13 'But if the priest's daughter is a widow or divorced, and has no child, and has returned to her father's house as in her youth, she may eat her father's food; but no outsider shall eat it.
14 'And if a man eats the holy offering unintentionally, then he shall restore a holy offering to the priest, and add one-fifth to it.
15 'They shall not profane the holy offerings of the children of Israel, which they offer to the LORD,
16 'or allow them to bear the guilt of trespass when they eat their holy offerings; for I the LORD sanctify them.'"
17 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
18 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them: 'Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, who offers his sacrifice for any of his vows or for any of his freewill offerings, which they offer to the LORD as a burnt offering--
19 'you shall offer of your own free will a male without blemish from the cattle, from the sheep, or from the goats.
20 'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it shall not be acceptable on your behalf.
21 'And whoever offers a sacrifice of a peace offering to the LORD, to fulfill his vow, or a freewill offering from the cattle or the sheep, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.
22 'Those that are blind or broken or maimed, or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you shall not offer to the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to the LORD.
23 'Either a bull or a lamb that has any limb too long or too short you may offer as a freewill offering, but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
24 'You shall not offer to the LORD what is bruised or crushed, or torn or cut; nor shall you make any offering of them in your land.
25 'Nor from a foreigner's hand shall you offer any of these as the bread of your God, because their corruption is in them, and defects are in them. They shall not be accepted on your behalf.'"
26 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
27 "When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day and thereafter it shall be accepted as an offering made by fire to the LORD.
28 "Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her and her young on the same day.
29 "And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, offer it of your own free will.
30 "On the same day it shall be eaten; you shall leave none of it until morning: I am the LORD.
31 "Therefore you shall keep My commandments, and perform them: I am the LORD.
32 "You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel. I am the LORD who sanctifies you,
33 "who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD."
Leviticus 23 (NKJV™)
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
3 'Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
4 'These are the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.
5 'On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD'S Passover.
6 'And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
7 'On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.
8 'But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.'"
9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
10 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.
11 'He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
12 'And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the LORD.
13 'Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the LORD, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin.
14 'You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
15 'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.
16 'Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.
17 'You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the LORD.
18 'And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the LORD, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the LORD.
19 'Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering.
20 'The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.
21 'And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
22 'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the LORD your God.'"
23 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
24 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
25 'You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.'"
26 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
27 "Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.
28 "And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.
29 "For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people.
30 "And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.
31 "You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 "It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath."
33 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
34 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD.
35 'On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it.
36 'For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.
37 'These are the feasts of the LORD which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day--
38 'besides the Sabbaths of the LORD, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the LORD.
39 'Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the LORD for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest.
40 'And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.
41 'You shall keep it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 'You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths,
43 'that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.'"
44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.
Leviticus 24 (NKJV™)
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
2 "Command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to make the lamps burn continually.
3 "Outside the veil of the Testimony, in the tabernacle of meeting, Aaron shall be in charge of it from evening until morning before the LORD continually; it shall be a statute forever in your generations.
4 "He shall be in charge of the lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD continually.
5 "And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.
6 "You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD.
7 "And you shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
8 "Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
9 "And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the offerings of the LORD made by fire, by a perpetual statute."
10 Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel; and this Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel fought each other in the camp.
11 And the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lord and cursed; and so they brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)
12 Then they put him in custody, that the mind of the LORD might be shown to them.
13 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
14 "Take outside the camp him who has cursed; then let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
15 "Then you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.
16 'And whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him, the stranger as well as him who is born in the land. When he blasphemes the name of the Lord, he shall be put to death.
17 'Whoever kills any man shall surely be put to death.
18 'Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, animal for animal.
19 'If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him--
20 'fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall it be done to him.
21 'And whoever kills an animal shall restore it; but whoever kills a man shall be put to death.
22 'You shall have the same law for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I am the LORD your God.'"
23 Then Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they took outside the camp him who had cursed, and stoned him with stones. So the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.
Leviticus 25 (NKJV™)
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying,
2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to the LORD.
3 'Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit;
4 'but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the LORD. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
5 'What grows of its own accord of your harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of rest for the land.
6 'And the sabbath produce of the land shall be food for you: for you, your male and female servants, your hired man, and the stranger who dwells with you,
7 'for your livestock and the beasts that are in your land--all its produce shall be for food.
8 'And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years.
9 'Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land.
10 'And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.
11 'That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine.
12 'For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.
13 'In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession.
14 'And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another.
15 'According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor, and according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you.
16 'According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price, and according to the fewer number of years you shall diminish its price; for he sells to you according to the number of the years of the crops.
17 'Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.
18 'So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety.
19 'Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety.
20 'And if you say, "What shall we eat in the seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?"
21 'Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years.
22 'And you shall sow in the eighth year, and eat old produce until the ninth year; until its produce comes in, you shall eat of the old harvest.
23 'The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.
24 'And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land.
25 'If one of your brethren becomes poor, and has sold some of his possession, and if his redeeming relative comes to redeem it, then he may redeem what his brother sold.
26 'Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it,
27 'then let him count the years since its sale, and restore the remainder to the man to whom he sold it, that he may return to his possession.
28 'But if he is not able to have it restored to himself, then what was sold shall remain in the hand of him who bought it until the Year of Jubilee; and in the Jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his possession.
29 'If a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it.
30 'But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee.
31 'However the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.
32 'Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, and the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time.
33 'And if a man purchases a house from the Levites, then the house that was sold in the city of his possession shall be released in the Jubilee; for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
34 'But the field of the common-land of their cities may not be sold, for it is their perpetual possession.
35 'If one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.
36 'Take no usury or interest from him; but fear your God, that your brother may live with you.
37 'You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.
38 'I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
39 'And if one of your brethren who dwells by you becomes poor, and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a slave.
40 'As a hired servant and a sojourner he shall be with you, and shall serve you until the Year of Jubilee.
41 'And then he shall depart from you--he and his children with him--and shall return to his own family. He shall return to the possession of his fathers.
42 'For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.
43 'You shall not rule over him with rigor, but you shall fear your God.
44 'And as for your male and female slaves whom you may have--from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.
45 'Moreover you may buy the children of the strangers who dwell among you, and their families who are with you, which they beget in your land; and they shall become your property.
46 'And you may take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them as a possession; they shall be your permanent slaves. But regarding your brethren, the children of Israel, you shall not rule over one another with rigor.
47 'Now if a sojourner or stranger close to you becomes rich, and one of your brethren who dwells by him becomes poor, and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner close to you, or to a member of the stranger's family,
48 'after he is sold he may be redeemed again. One of his brothers may redeem him;
49 'or his uncle or his uncle's son may redeem him; or anyone who is near of kin to him in his family may redeem him; or if he is able he may redeem himself.
50 'Thus he shall reckon with him who bought him: The price of his release shall be according to the number of years, from the year that he was sold to him until the Year of Jubilee; it shall be according to the time of a hired servant for him.
51 'If there are still many years remaining, according to them he shall repay the price of his redemption from the money with which he was bought.
52 'And if there remain but a few years until the Year of Jubilee, then he shall reckon with him, and according to his years he shall repay him the price of his redemption.
53 'He shall be with him as a yearly hired servant, and he shall not rule with rigor over him in your sight.
54 'And if he is not redeemed in these years, then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee--he and his children with him.
55 'For the children of Israel are servants to Me; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 26 (NKJV™)
1 'You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.
2 You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.
3 'If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them,
4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land.
7 You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.
8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.
9 'For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.
10 You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new.
11 I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you.
12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.
13 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright.
14 'But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments,
15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant,
16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.
18 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19 I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.
20 And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.
21 'Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins.
22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.
23 'And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me,
24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
25 And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
26 When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
27 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me,
28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.
30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you.
31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas.
32 I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it.
33 I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.
34 Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies' land; then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabbaths.
35 As long as it lies desolate it shall rest--for the time it did not rest on your sabbaths when you dwelt in it.
36 'And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee; they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues.
37 They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
38 You shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
39 And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; also in their fathers' iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.
40 'But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,
41 and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt--
42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land.
43 The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes.
44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God.
45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.'"
46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws which the LORD made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
Leviticus 27 (NKJV™)
1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When a man consecrates by a vow certain persons to the LORD, according to your valuation,
3 'if your valuation is of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
4 'If it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels;
5 'and if from five years old up to twenty years old, then your valuation for a male shall be twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels;
6 'and if from a month old up to five years old, then your valuation for a male shall be five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver;
7 'and if from sixty years old and above, if it is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
8 'But if he is too poor to pay your valuation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall set a value for him; according to the ability of him who vowed, the priest shall value him.
9 'If it is an animal that men may bring as an offering to the LORD, all that anyone gives to the LORD shall be holy.
10 'He shall not substitute it or exchange it, good for bad or bad for good; and if he at all exchanges animal for animal, then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy.
11 'If it is an unclean animal which they do not offer as a sacrifice to the LORD, then he shall present the animal before the priest;
12 'and the priest shall set a value for it, whether it is good or bad; as you, the priest, value it, so it shall be.
13 'But if he wants at all to redeem it, then he must add one-fifth to your valuation.
14 'And when a man dedicates his house to be holy to the LORD, then the priest shall set a value for it, whether it is good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand.
15 'If he who dedicated it wants to redeem his house, then he must add one-fifth of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall be his.
16 'If a man dedicates to the LORD part of a field of his possession, then your valuation shall be according to the seed for it. A homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
17 'If he dedicates his field from the Year of Jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand.
18 'But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the money due according to the years that remain till the Year of Jubilee, and it shall be deducted from your valuation.
19 'And if he who dedicates the field ever wishes to redeem it, then he must add one-fifth of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall belong to him.
20 'But if he does not want to redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed anymore;
21 'but the field, when it is released in the Jubilee, shall be holy to the LORD, as a devoted field; it shall be the possession of the priest.
22 'And if a man dedicates to the LORD a field which he has bought, which is not the field of his possession,
23 'then the priest shall reckon to him the worth of your valuation, up to the Year of Jubilee, and he shall give your valuation on that day as a holy offering to the LORD.
24 'In the Year of Jubilee the field shall return to him from whom it was bought, to the one who owned the land as a possession.
25 'And all your valuations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs to the shekel.
26 'But the firstborn of the animals, which should be the LORD'S firstborn, no man shall dedicate; whether it is an ox or sheep, it is the LORD'S.
27 'And if it is an unclean animal, then he shall redeem it according to your valuation, and shall add one-fifth to it; or if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.
28 'Nevertheless no devoted offering that a man may devote to the LORD of all that he has, both man and beast, or the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted offering is most holy to the LORD.
29 'No person under the ban, who may become doomed to destruction among men, shall be redeemed, but shall surely be put to death.
30 'And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S. It is holy to the LORD.
31 'If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it.
32 'And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD.
33 'He shall not inquire whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; and if he exchanges it at all, then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.'"
34 These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.

New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

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This week's study will take us through Leviticus chapters 18-27. The theme of Leviticus could be summed up in one word - holiness. The second section of Leviticus focuses on our walk with God through sanctification. Sanctification is the process by which we become holy or set apart for God's purposes. The key chapters to review in advance are: Leviticus 18-20, 22, 23, and 25.

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Orthodox Jews believe that this entire book is the word of God, dictated by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. This was the first book of the Tanakh (Torah) taught in the Rabbinic system of education in Talmudic times. Probably due to the fact that this book goes hand in hand with their performance as priests. The theme of Leviticus could be summed up in one word - Holiness.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

c. 1915 B.C.
Joseph is born to Jacob and Rachel

c. 1898 B.C.
Joseph is sold into slavery

c. 1876 B.C.
Jacob and his family move to Egypt

c. 1730 B.C.
The Israelites are enslaved in Egypt

c. 1527 B.C.
Moses is born

c. 1446 B.C.
Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt

c. 1445 B.C.
The Law is given on Mount Sinai

c. 1406 B.C.
Forty years of wilderness wandering end


TRIP PLANNER:

The book of Leviticus can be divided into two sections. The second section focuses on our walk with God through Sanctification. Sanctification is the process by which we become holy or set apart for God's purposes.

1. Separation from Sensual and Spiritual Defilement - Leviticus 18-20
2. Separation of the Priests from the People - Leviticus 21-22
3. Separation in Worship - Leviticus 23-24
4. Separation in Land of Canaan - Leviticus 25-26
5. Separation through Consecration - Leviticus 27


PLACES OF INTEREST:

The Land Of Canaan - This was the land that God had given to the Israelites. According to Genesis 10, the territory extended from Sidon, in the direction of Gerar, as far as Gaza, and in the direction of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. By the time of Moses it extended to all the land west of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, including Jerusalem.

The Tabernacle - The tabernacle is the central location for the book of Leviticus. The tabernacle was the place of worship in the nation of Israel and the nation of Israel was organized with the tabernacle at the physical center of the nation. It was the temporary representation of the temple that would be built in Jerusalem. There is a great deal of symbolic meaning in the construction, furniture and utensils used in the tabernacle.


PEOPLE OF INTEREST:

Moses - Moses or Moshe (Hebrew) is described as the greatest prophet, leader and teacher that Judaism has ever known. The name "Moses" comes from a root meaning "take out," because Moses was taken out of the river. God gives the law to Moses at Mount Sinai, but the law embraced far more than the Ten Commandments. It included regulations regarding legal and familial relationships, rituals, foreigners and the worship of God.

Priests - The priests were the descendents of Levi through the sons of Aaron and had charge of the services and sacrifices in the Temple. They were responsible to facilitate all national public worship events and acted as musicians, judges, genealogists, janitors, porters and tradesmen.


FUN FACTS:

THE FEASTS AND HOLY DAYS OF ISRAEL:
The Sabbath: Every 7th day was to be a day of rest from all work.

The Passover: The 14th day of the first month (Nisan), this festival commemorated God's deliverance of Israel from bondage in Egypt.

PROPHETIC EVENT: Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross.

The Feast Of Unleavened Bread (Hag Hamatzot): Marked the beginning of the barley harvest, immediately following Passover and lasted until the 21st day of the month. PROPHETIC EVENT: Deliverance from Egypt.

The Feast Of First Fruits: This feast accompanied the offering of the first harvested barley to God. It was celebrated on the 16th day of the first month (Nisan) and on the 6th day of the 3rd month (Sivan).

PROPHETIC EVENT: The resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

The Feast Of Weeks (Pentecost): This festival took place 50 days after the barley harvest, and involved new grain offerings to the Lord. PROPHETIC EVENT: The outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church.

The Feast Of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah): The 1st day of the 7th month (Tishri) marked this occasion, which involved a Sabbath rest, the blowing of trumpets and a holy convocation. PROPHETIC EVENT: Some believe this may correspond with the Rapture of the Church.

The Day Of Atonement (Yom Kippur): Observed on the 10th day of the 7th month (Tishri), this was a day of fasting (on which no work was done) for the purpose of atoning for the sins of the year.

The Feast Of Tabernacles (Booths or Ingathering, Sukkot): This eight-day celebration lasted from the 15th to the 22nd day of the 7th month (Tishri). PROPHETIC EVENT: Some believe this may have marked the birth of Jesus.

The Sabbath Year: Every 7th year was designated as a "year of release" to allow the land to lie fallow. Israel never observed this festival.

The Year Of Jubilee: The 50th year, which followed 7 Sabbath years, proclaimed liberty to those who were servants because of debt, and returned lands to their former owners. Israel never observed this festival.

PARCHED GRAIN: A favorite food of those working in the harvest. Newly harvested heads of grain were roasted in a fire and eaten when cool.

SHEAF OF THE FIRST FRUITS: This bundle of the first harvest barley belonged to God as a special offering, acknowledging God's provision of the harvest.

WALLED CITY: A walled city indicates one of the larger cities of the land.

MAPS:

Figure 1: The Tabernacle
Figure 2: The Land Of Canaan

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Tonight we are in the book of Leviticus, chapters 18 through 27 and tonight we will finish the book. Once again, we're soaring through this book at 30,000 feet, which is cruising altitude, looking down over the landscape; getting the highlights on the horizon and the topography and seeing how certain things fit together in the Bible and how they all apply to our lives. Let's have a word of prayer.
Father, it is warm tonight but we think of all our brothers and sisters in parts of the world where there is not even any air conditioning whatsoever and so Lord, though it is a bit uncomfortable, we thank You. I thank You personally for the hunger that is in this community for the Word of God and so many faithful men, women and children have come out and I pray You bless each one of them because You said in Your Word that You are a Rewarder of those who diligently seek You. Lord, help us, help our minds to stay sharp and focused tonight. In Jesus' name. Amen
In the book of Leviticus, we have been studying a very important word, the word "holiness" and we sung about it tonight. Our call to worship hinted at it tonight. You know, God's holiness is probably His least attractive attribute. I'm speaking generally of most people who view God. Most people would say that God's love is His most attractive attribute, or God's creative nature, or God's ultimate control and power, or the fact that He knows everything, but most people wouldn't pick God's holiness as His most attractive or even most important character. Yet the Bible talks about God's holiness more than any other attribute. So because the Bible puts an emphasis on God's holiness, we too must emphasize it. Lest you think that holiness is just Old Testament business and not New Testament business, we know that our Lord Jesus said, "When you pray say, 'Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed," (or holy), "is Your name." We're to recognize God's holiness. Also, holy is the main description for the third person of the Trinity; the Spirit. You notice in the Bible that He's not called the Loving Spirit, though He's certain is loving; He's not called the Powerful Spirit, though certainly He is very powerful; but He is called by His primary character, and that is the Holy Spirit. We find a correlation between who God is and who God wants His people to be. God will say, as we'll read it, "Be holy for I am holy." Here's the point, we can't pick and choose which attributes of God we like and then toss out the rest. We take the whole package as God reveals Himself to us.
In review, we saw in Genesis, the foundation of everything. We looked at four great events: the formation of the universe, the fall of man, and the flood that was universal and the fall out due to sin. The second week we looked at four great people: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Then the third week we got into the book of Exodus and for two weeks we looked at redemption and revelation. So we have the foundations in Genesis, we have redemption in the book of Exodus, and in this book of Leviticus we have separation.
I want to take you to chapter 19, verse 1, even though we are studying chapters 18 through 27; I'm going to jump around just a little bit. We'll get started on this foot, "And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: 'You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.'" The basic idea of being holy is to be set apart, or you might say, to be different or for special use. You may recall back in Exodus, chapter 40, there were several things God said, "Those things are holy." There was an altar; they were to dedicate the altar, it was holy. In other words, "You're not to use that altar for anything else (you can't barbeque hamburgers on the weekends on that altar) that has a holy, special, set apart, different use, totally for My worship and My sacrifices." The basin for washing - the same thing; the utensils for the priesthood - the same thing; the garments that they wore - all of them were dedicated and they were called holy. It's not that anything changed in the intrinsic nature of those items once they were dedicated or consecrated to the Lord, it's just that God said, "I want them for special use." Now, we do that at home and I brought this item tonight to show you; this is our teapot. It's not a fancy teapot. We've had it a long time; it sits on our stove 24/7. It's a holy teapot because it is set apart for one purpose and one purpose only: tea. We have a coffee maker, we have a French press; but we don't do any coffee or anything at all in our teapot because it is holy, simply meaning, it is set apart for special use; we use it only for tea. "Set apart" is the best description to apply to yourself when you say, "Well what does it mean that God says He wants me to be a holy man or a holy woman or a holy teenager?" (Now I know some of you parents are saying, "That's like an oxymoron - holy teenager." Not so.) You know what it means? Be different; the ultimate non-conformist to this society and this culture is a holy person. I will guarantee you that if you decide to be holy, dedicated, consecrated to God, you're not going to have much competition. There are not a whole lot of people out there in this world vying for that position at all. So if you want to be a true revolutionary, counter-culture person, non-conformist - be holy, different, set apart for God.
Now, when you think of holiness, and I want to firmly fix this in your mind, the idea in separating (or being different) is to "turn from" and "turn to." You've all heard the word "repent" or "repentance." It simply means to change your mind or to turn around, but it implies something. It implies turning from something: i.e. sin, bad behavior, and all that junk from your past and turning to God. That's the idea of holiness - to be qadowsh, qodesh, holy, different, set apart - "hagios" in the New Testament, "saint" is the same word. I'm turning from and I'm turning to. Sometimes people say, "Well, I'm going to stop doing all the bad things that I've done in the past." That's not enough. You have to not just turn from something; you have to turn to Christ. On the other hand, some people will say, "Well, I'm going to turn to Christ and give Him my life." That's great, but you need to turn from sin and to Christ; it's a package deal and all of that is holiness.
Last week we saw the way to God through sacrifice and the five offerings in the first seven chapters of Leviticus were: the burnt offering, the grain offering, the peace offering, the sin offering, and the trespass offering. The first three were voluntary; the second two, compulsory. The burnt offering was the total consumption of that animal, voluntarily thanking God for what He had done and it really was the consecration of one's self to God. It's the equivalent of Romans chapter 12, "Present your bodies as a living sacrifice." The meal or the grain offering - the second one - was the dedication of my service to God. Since I had to make it before I presented it, it involved my own labor and my own effort and I was saying, "God, I want to serve you." The peace offering was the celebration of salvation because the priest ate some, some of it was burned, and the worshiper ate some as well; sort of like a holy barbeque, as we mentioned. They were out there sharing that fellowship together. The first part of Leviticus is the way to God through sacrifice. This second half of Leviticus is a walk with God through sanctification or holiness or being different.
I'm going to outline it for you this way - I'm going to give you five ways Israel was called by God to be different. The difference is to be seen, morally, in their moral conduct. The difference is to be seen organizationally, as they organize for worship services, the priesthood, the high priest. The difference is also to be seen devotionally, as they go through all of the offerings and rituals. Fourth, the difference is to be seen corporately, in the entire community. And then fifth and finally, the difference is to be seen voluntarily, and that's where we'll end the book.
In chapters 18 through 20 God says, "I want you to be holy, different, set apart - morally." So for the next couple of chapters, the Ten Commandments are applied to different life issues. It's the nitty-gritty of holiness: it's where the rubber meets the road, the details of morality, it deals with all sorts of sexual activity. Look at verse 1 of chapter 18, "Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'I am the Lord your God.'" Did you notice that? "Moses, here's a message: go tell the people this - I'm God." Now why does He begin this way? By the way, that's a phrase that recurs 42 times in this book, simply for this reason: this is the authority that stands behind the instructions. "Well, why should I do it?" "Because I am the Lord your God, that's why." God gave us His laws and every now and then somebody will come along and say, "I don't like God's laws; they don't agree with my perception of reality." Answer to that: tough toast; big whoop! Here's why: when you can create your own universe with a set of planets, your own air to breathe, your own dirt to walk on, have planets revolve and have a 79 percent oxygen to twenty some percent nitrogen and one percent of Varian gasses in your own atmosphere that you've created - then we'll talk about it. Until then, you're on His real estate, walking His earth, breathing His air, and He says, "Here're My laws in every aspect, even morally, because I am the Lord." Verse 3: "'According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances. You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them: I am the Lord.'" In these chapters, there's a list of pretty disgusting sins: incest, homosexuality, and bestiality all of which were practiced, oddly enough, by both the Egyptians in some cases, and some Canaanites. We say we live in the sexual revolution but all of the stuff that is going on today is as old as the hills and twice as dusty. It's been going on a long time and I'm sure all the Canaanites thought they were the first to come up with it - it goes all the way back. Christians are to be different in all areas of their lives and certainly in the moral areas. Think about it this way: if the Holy Spirit is living in you, then what is going to happen is that you are going to become more and more holy and it's going to turn up in every area of your life - from the dining room to the board room to the bedroom - holiness. Now, unfortunately, we live in a culture that is bombarding us with messages and filth and most of the filth that we have to contend with comes from two states over in a little town called Hollywood, California. Hollywood and all of the environs around that area have pumped out pornography throughout the world. Did you know that in 2006, the revenues generated from pornography were more than all of the revenues from the NBA, the NFL, and major league baseball combined? They are a huge money making outfit - 13.3 billion dollars per year and it goes into movies and into our homes and we become desensitized to it. One research study says that the average person views 9,230 sex acts or implied sex acts every year on television; 81 percent of those are outside the bonds of marriage. From eight to eighteen years of age, 93,000 scenes or implied scenes will be picked up by the average person; 72,900 are pre or extra marital sexual relationships. Hollywood has an agenda, folks. Here's the message Hollywood wants you to know: everybody's doing it, it's okay, this is perfectly okay as long as you feel good about it and to coin Steven Stills, "If you're not with the one you love, then love the one you're with," as long as you both feel good about it. That's the message they have.
Verse 19: "And you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her customary impurity. Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her." Please understand that what God is doing is putting a fence, a hedge, around the family. He's trying to protect married couples, marriage, and the family. Why? Because otherwise the family can disintegrate. It's the basic core of society; if the family is destroyed, the nation will be destroyed. History has shown us that over and over again. Adultery is mentioned here in verse 20: "You shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her." It is fashionable today, although people usually don't say, "Yes, I want you to know that I'm committing adultery," they usually say, "I'm having an affair"; that's the new term, it's been around a while but it sounds so much nicer than, "I'm living in sin committing adultery." One poll estimates that one third of all married Americans has either had or is currently having an affair. You say, "Oh, Skip, that can't be the average. That has to be maybe Hollywood - yeah, maybe Hollyweird, there are weird out there; or maybe New York City." No, it's the national average and more than that 62 percent think there's nothing morally wrong with it all. It might be fashionable but it's fatal; that's why God gives these laws. Hollywood tells you lies, ladies and gentlemen. Every time they portray it, it's so satisfying and looks so good - they don't tell you the truth. Here's the truth: number one, it will hurt you; Proverbs chapter 6 says: "Whoever commits adultery destroys himself." It can destroy you physically for one; you can get a sexually transmitted disease, you can even get aids and die pretty quickly even though there are these drugs that stay that for a while. It will hurt you emotionally, and it will certainly hurt you spiritually. Secondly, it will hurt your family. The trust is broken between you and your family once that sin is committed in the family - the oneness bond, where two become one flesh, is broken. Thirdly, it hurts other people besides you and your family. The Bible says that if you're a Christian it actually hurts the entire church; if one member of the body suffers, we all suffer together. Here's the bottom line: every disobedient Christian weakens the body of Christ whereas every obedient Christian strengthens the body of Christ. It also hinders unbelievers from coming to Christ. Remember what King David did with committing adultery and Nathan the Prophet came to him and said: "By this deed you have caused God's enemies to blaspheme." "You're keeping people who have heard about God and you, David, this great King who has a covenant with God, away from God." Finally, and really we should put this up at the top, you hurt God; you offend God by it and that's really the most important and yet God is usually the last person considered in an affair. After David committed adultery, he finally got around to confessing and in Psalm 51 he says something interesting, though he had sinned against a lot of people, he said: "Against Thee and Thee only have I sinned and committed this evil in Your sight." He knew that he hurt the heart of God.
Verse 22, I want you to notice this verse because it is repeated often: "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." I'm just reading the text and I notice as I read the text that it doesn't say, "It is an alternative lifestyle." It doesn't say, "It's normal, everybody's doing it, it's been around a long time." It says here in my Bible, "It's an abomination." Many people today around the world are telling us that this is not sin and that it's okay. Romans 1 says, "It's against nature." There is a church in the United States, and actually now it's all around the world, called the Metropolitan Community Church. It boasts of 25,000 members worldwide and they're all about preserving the homosexual and lesbian lifestyle; exalting it, exonerating it, saying it's okay and it's great before God. In fact, here's a statement released from a Quaker church in the United States: "Homosexuality is no more abnormal than being left handed." You know, if I was left handed, I'd be insulted by that. In the book of Romans, chapter 1, it says: "Men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another." I want you to hear those words; they burned in their lust for one another. There's this strong inward compulsiveness and burning that drives them. In hearing that, I'm going to give you a quote, not from a Christian but from a secular man who was the chief medical officer, coroner, for New York City some years back. His name is Milton Halpburn and he says, "I've done 60,000 autopsies and I'm not one to make a judgment on lifestyles, but I would warn anyone who chooses a homosexual lifestyle to get ready for the consequences. In 60,000 autopsies I can take one look at a corpse and tell you if it was killed by a homosexual because of massive mutilations. I don't know why, but it seems that the violent explosions of jealousy among homosexuals far exceed those of the jealousy of a man for a woman or a woman for a man. The pent up charges and energy of the homosexual relationship simply cannot be contained. The multiple stabbings and senseless beatings obviously must have long continued after the victim dies. When we see these brutal, multiple wounds in the single victim, we just automatically assume we are dealing with a homosexual victim and not a heterosexual victim or attacker." Those are the words from a medical examiner after 60,000 autopsies - he says, "I can tell you the difference by one look." So God simply says, "Don't do that. I love people, I love you, and I know what makes life work best; one man and one woman, committed to each other."
In chapter 19, the Ten Commandments are further applied to a variety of life situations: offerings, keeping the Sabbath, caring for the poor - and it's interesting that sandwiched in all of that - is gossip. God knew human nature when He gave the law. Look at verse 16 of chapter 19: "'You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord. You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.'" Yes, there's a difference between a talebearer and a concerned friend. A lot of times people say, "You know, I'm just really concerned and I have to tell 20 other people this." That's called being a talebearer and that is sin and it's high on God's list. It's like the difference between being a butcher and a surgeon; both cut meat but for different reasons. One way that I've always likened how you can tell gossip or not is by whether you lower your voice or raise your voice. If you have something to say, say it; but if you have to whisper to someone, chances are it's not very good and it's called being a talebearer.
Chapter 20 is about capital punishment and since we're going to get into that on the Ten Commandments, let me just say that the Bible sees capital punishment as righteously administered judicial execution, and not murder. God says don't murder but then God says here is a list of capital crimes for which you need to execute people: child abusers and child sacrifice, (verses 1 and 2 of chapter 20), kidnapping and sexual immorality, (verses 10 through 21); witchcraft in verse 6 of chapter 20; cursing your parents in verse 9; magic, astrology, idols and false prophets. All of them fall under that list. So the difference in your life and in my life should be seen morally.
Number two takes us to chapters 21 and 22. The difference should be seen morally but the difference in our lives should also be seen organizationally. When we get together and we organize how our worship services are to be conducted, holiness ought to be involved and we ought to be different. The next two chapters deal with the priesthood and the sanctuary. We find that the ministry standards for the priesthood were pretty high. In chapter 21 verses 1 through 9, ordinary priests are covered. In the next few verses after that, the high priest and his restriction are talked about. Chapter 22 is how all of these guys can be defiled if they touch something dead and they have ritual impurity, and how to be cleansed from it. Here's the lesson in chapters 21 and 22, the higher your position organizationally, the higher your responsibility, organizationally. The whole community of Israel was to be holy but within the community, the priests were also to be set apart from the normal man or the normal woman. Why? Because the priest was the link between God and men. God says, "You're all holy, but you priests, I'm holding you to a very strict and high standard." There were two men who robbed a jewelry store. One was a lawyer and one was a high school dropout. They were arrested and taken to court and the judge sentenced the lawyer to ten years in prison but the high school drop out to only three years. Of course the defense attorney went ballistic and he tried to overturn it but the judge simply said that the lawyer was under greater responsibility to be an example of the law than the high school dropout - because he was a lawyer. "You're a priest; don't defile yourself in these ways."
We're only going to look at two sections of these chapters. In chapter 21 verse 4 Moses is telling the priests that they can't touch dead people or be around people who die unless their mom, dad, daughter or son dies; then they they're exempt from this. Verse 4: " Otherwise he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself." That's one verse. In the next chapter, Leviticus 22, verse 15: "They shall not profane the holy offerings of the children of Israel, which they offer to the Lord," that is they have got to treat holy offerings with reverence. Verse 16: "'Or allow them to bear the guilt of trespass when they eat their holy offerings; for I the Lord sanctify them.'" All of us are to be separated. Those in ministry, or if you want to be in the school of ministry, or if you want to be in ministry like in the Sheppard's school or pastoral eldership ministry - we have a stricter sense of separation. There are certain places Christian leaders just shouldn't go. I could stand here and say, "You know, I have liberty to drink." So let's say I go to the bar (which I don't, by the way), what would it be like if you saw me sitting at the bar chugging down a cold one? You'd go, "Dude, Pastor Skip's chugging down a cold one at the bar!" You wouldn't go, "Oh, halleluiah, he has liberty!" People will often ask, "Is it okay to drink?" I tell people, "I drink as much as I want. I don't want to drink." I don't want to drink because I don't want anybody to be stumbled by it and so we have these laws for the priesthood.
In 1st Timothy chapter 3, verse 1:"This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop," an elder, an overseer, "he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless," or above reproach, "the husband of one wife," etc. The standard is given by Paul to Timothy for those in leadership and it's very similar to the Old Testament. If you desire the office of a bishop, an elder, a pastor, an overseer, hooray, it's a good work but it's a holy work, thus it's a dangerous work and in some cases, I'll even say this, in some cases it's a very isolating work. These priests had to be separated from the community and were not allowed to touch certain things or go with certain groups and there was a high degree of separation and loneliness. I found this interesting: a survey of pastors by Fuller Seminary indicates that 80 percent say that pastoral ministry has affected their family negatively; 33 percent said, "Being in the ministry is an outright hazard to my family." 90 percent feel like they were inadequately trained to cope with ministry demands (often seminaries fail in that regard). 37 percent confessed to being involved in inappropriate sexual behavior with someone in the church. And 70 percent say that they don't have one person they consider a close friend. All of that to say this: if you desire the office of ministry, you desire a good work but count the cost because if you don't count the cost before, and in midstream something happens to defile yourself, the damages can sometimes be irreparable.
Chapters 23 and 24 are now before us and we see that the holiness difference should be seen morally, should be seen organizationally, and third, the difference should be seen devotionally. In these chapters the feast days and the pageantry of those offerings and those sacrifices and the Sabbath days are mentioned but there's an interesting detail. All of them were to be a time of joy except for only once during the year and that was the Day of Atonement. All of the feasts were to be times of great joy; all males were required to go to Jerusalem on Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles - three times a year, all the males within the proximity of Jerusalem, all had to convocate at the Temple. If you lived elsewhere outside of the land, it was always your life's dream to come to Jerusalem for those three feasts. Chapter 23, verse 1: "And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.'" Verse 40, "'And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.'" God gives a commandment to rejoice. Why? This is the way I figure it: sometimes God has to give us a commandment to rejoice because naturally we so often look at the wrong things and we walk around grumpy half of the time. God wanted them to come to His feasts and have some fun. He wanted them to rejoice. To be around some church folks, you wouldn't know that this command is in the Bible (or they flatly disobey this command). To be around some people, you'd think you're witnessing an autopsy - no rejoicing whatsoever. I grew up in a church where we called it our Sunday obligation - you had to go to church; it's Sunday and it's your obligation. There was no joyful voluntary exuberance or excitement. It was nothing we looked forward to, it was something we had to do. Yet, 18 times in the book of Psalms it says, "Make a joyful shout to the Lord," or "Make a joyful noise to the Lord." Sometimes you just have to obey the command and the joy and the emotion will follow. You see, if you say, "I don't feel like being very rejoicing right now," do it anyway. "Then I'll be a hypocrite." No, you'll be obedient. Sometimes your emotion is like the caboose in the train, you make the decision with the right behavior and then as you walk in obedience, you find that the emotion comes as a consequence of being obedient. "You're going to have feasts, and you shall rejoice." Charles Spurgeon put it this way, "Our happy God should be worshiped by happy people, a cheerful people as in keeping with His nature." Can I just say, that's why I love you so much? You are a happy people. I've had people from other places visit here and notice that about this church. "Boy, they're just a happy, loving, embracing group!" I mean look at us - it's summer, it's hot in here, we're sweating, we're in Leviticus, and you're rejoicing in the Lord - that's pretty cool! You know how bars have happy hour? I think church ought to be happy hour - it's the happiest people on earth and the happiest place on earth.
These three feasts are mentioned and God says when you have these feasts, you are going to rejoice before the Lord. One of the feasts that is mentioned (and let me just highlight this) is the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles happened once a year in the fall and it's where the Children of Israel would build outdoor booths. They would take willow branches and sticks and they would build a lean-to; a very crude place to hang out and for one week would live outside. They still do this every year in Israel and the kids love it and look forward to it, it's like camping out all week. They take out a few provisions, but very sparsely, they go outside and sleep under the stars or with just a little bit of covering and they were to remember (during the Feast of Tabernacles) that our God brought us through the wilderness and provided for us miraculously; protected us during those years. This is how it would work: the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles was a Sabbath; the eight day of the Feast was a Sabbath, a day of rest; there were times when you'd meet in booths during that time and you'd have sacrifices. Every day of the Feast, there was a priest in the Temple who would go down to the pool of Siloam and he would take his pitcher and put water in it. Then he'd walk up to the base of the altar in Jerusalem and pour water at the base of the altar and he would cry out Isaiah, chapter 12, "With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation." So can you picture it: there's this big convocation, the water is poured, and the people rejoice as this is done and the priest cries out. The water port at the base of the altar was indicative of the fact that God brought water out of the rock in the wilderness; so all of this happened during the Feast of Tabernacles. The Bible tells us that something happened on the last day during the Feast of Tabernacles during the time of Jesus. On the last day, the eighth day, the priest went down to the pool of Siloam, got the pitcher of water, poured it at the base of the altar, cried out, "With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation." He did it a second time, and it was then that our Lord Jesus stood up in the Temple and said, "If any man thirsts, let Him come onto Me and drink, for out of his innermost being, as the scripture says, will flow torrents of living water." I wanted you to know how that was placed - it was on the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles after the priest had poured the water signifying that God gave us water in the wilderness. Then Jesus says, "Let me tell you something, if anyone is thirsty, you just come right here and you'll be satisfied." It was a beautiful fulfillment of Scripture.
By the way, get used to the Feast of Tabernacles because you're going to be practicing it one day. In Zechariah chapter 14 it says that during the Kingdom age, when Christ is ruling from Jerusalem, that we will be going up annually to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles - looking backwards to its fulfillment, not forward like they did. We are going to participate in some of these beautiful pageants of God's love and provision. If you've never been to Israel, you'll go. This is how it's going to work. You say that you can't afford to go to Israel and you really want to go? Okay, after the rapture, you'll be in heaven, you'll come back with Jesus to Israel to put to an end the Battle of Armageddon, and then Jesus will set up the Kingdom in Jerusalem and you'll see Him remake it and reconstitute it and you'll be there. However, I've always thought that it's nice to have a before and after comparison like when you see the picture of the guy looking really mangy before and then he gets some kind of a makeover and you have something to compare it to. So it would be kind of nice to see it now and then you'll be able to say, "Boy, I remember what it used to look like; it's really cool now!" - so come to Israel with us!
Chapters 25 and 26 take us to the community of Israel. The corporate life of Israel was to be different. The difference should be seen morally, should be seen organizationally, and should be seen devotionally. But it should also be seen corporately, as a community of people gathered together; how they cared for one another, how they loved one another, how they handled people that had debts in their midst and couldn't pay their debts, and how they would treat people who lost their land and couldn't get it back. In Chapter 25 verses 1 through 7, is an interesting concept: the Sabbath Year. This is how it worked. You would work for six years, and the seventh year you would let the land lie empty - fallow - you would not do anything in terms of harvest or agriculture; you wouldn't work the land. Whatever grew of itself in the seventh year, you would go out and eat. God said "If you do that, I'll make sure the seventh year really blesses you and you'll have yield for a few years." So they would work six years and the seventh year they would let it lie fallow. One seventh of the time in Israel, the very rich and the very poor were on equal footing. One was not better than the other and they all went out to the fields to get whatever they could get no matter who owned it. God said that He would give them enough and provide for them. Verse 8 speaks about the Jubilee - after the Hebrew word "yowbel", or "trumpet". Verse 8: "'And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.'" On the Day of Atonement, every fiftieth year (it's six years, the seventh year fallow, and you do that seven times and that is 49 years) was the year of Jubilee with the blowing of the trumpet. I brought a trumpet here; this is a ram's horn. This ram's horn is the "yowbel". It was blown for feasts; blown in the year of Jubilee and when it was blown, people probably had a great sigh of relief because in the year of Jubilee: all slaves went free, all debts were cancelled, and all of the land that had been lost reverted to its original owners.
Around the year 1393 BC is when the Children of Israel started counting the Jubilee years. You say, "Skip, why are you telling me this?" Because scholars have done a pretty good job in counting the jubilee years up to the New Testament and many of them believe that Jesus, in a Jubilee year, went into thesynagogue of Nazareth quoting Isaiah chapter 61 and said to them: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me because He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor, he has called Me to bind up the broken hearted, to set at liberty those who are bound and the captives from their captivity. Recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." Then He closed the book and said, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." Jesus came to bring freedom, to cancel the debt, and to have people who have been lost to go back to their original owner and that's God; coming to set the captives free.
I'm only going to read two verses from chapter 26 and I call this chapter the "iffy" chapter. It's the "iffy" chapter because the word "if" appears about nine times. "If you do this, if you do that, if you promise to obey…" Then the Lord says, 23 times, "I will, I will, I will. If you do this, then I will do that." Verse 3, "'If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.'" God will respond to the "if". What am I saying? Here's the principle: Obedience is the ground of blessing in the Old Testament. Here is one of the differences between the Old and the New Testaments; if you're a Christian and you fall - fail - and you don't do all that God wants you to do (and all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God), God made a covenant with you that is unconditional; not based on your ability to perform it but based upon Jesus Christ who did fulfill it. God has commanded His blessing to you. I'm not saying to go ahead and live anyway you want to and disobey God because you'll be blessed anyway - oh no - you'll live a miserable life unless you live a holy life. The book of Jude in the Bible tells us, "Keep yourselves in the love of God." That doesn't mean God loves you more one day and less the next day but look at it like the sunshine. The sun is always shining but you can use an umbrella and go out in the sun and not experience the warmth of the sun. The love of God is always shining but you can have an umbrella of sin that separates you from enjoying the effect of God's love. So, "Keep yourselves in the love of God." How? By being holy: by being devoted, committed, and obedient to him and you'll enjoy life so much more. The key to happiness is holiness.
We conclude in chapter 27 and this is the fifth and final segment of this book. The difference should be seen voluntarily. Remember where we started - God wants you and I to be holy; different. The difference is to be seen morally and how we live our lives on a moral level. The difference is to be seen organizationally when it comes to organizing worship, especially those in ministry. The difference is to be seen devotionally and in our times of commitment and devotion to the Lord. Fourth, it's to be seen in the community and how we care for one another corporately. Finally, the difference should be seen voluntarily and that is chapter 27. Here's something weird about chapter 27: if you've read all of the chapters of Leviticus like I have (or maybe you've just read the key ones, and that is fine because believe me it's a big book) but if you read through Leviticus and then you come to chapter 27 you kind of go, "Huh? I don't get this chapter." It almost seems added, like it's an addendum, like it doesn’t belong here, like a postscript - but that wouldn't be right. Chapter 27 is the very heart of sacrifice. Verse 1: "Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When a man consecrates by a vow, certain persons to the Lord, according to your valuation,'" verse 14, "'When a man dedicates his house to be holy to the Lord," verse 16, "'If a man dedicates to the Lord part of a field of his possession.'" All of chapter 27 speaks about voluntary vows and not obligatory worship. Not, "You have to keep these festivals," not, "You must do the trespass and sin offering." All of these are voluntary vows that express thanksgiving to God. Before coinage (dollars and cents and shekels and such), people would dedicate things to the Lord or persons to the Lord and then they would have to redeem or buy back those persons with some kind of silver bit that would be given to the sanctuary. Here's the message: true worship is voluntary. True worship doesn’t have to be coerced or worked up, "Come on people, you're not true believers unless you do this or do that." I have seen services where you can get coerced and pumped up and it's like a pep rally. If it's not in your heart, it's not there and you can't manufacture it - true worship is voluntary. Again, Jesus said, "The Father is looking for those who will worship in spirit and in truth." One time I had a very bad church experience. I was a brand new believer and I went to a church not knowing anything about it, and it was a very lively service. I was sitting in the front; I wanted to get everything I could out of it. The pastor said, "Okay everybody right now lift your hands up." So everybody lifted their hands up. "Okay, everybody start speaking in tongues." I looked around and thought, "These people are like aliens; they're saying weird things out to me." The pastor noticed that I wasn't cooperating because I was new; I was observing, and he said, "Hey, get your hands up." I thought, "What, are you going to rob me?" "Get your hands up and start doing this and start speaking that way." I thought to myself, "He doesn't look much like the Holy Spirit and I think that's the Holy Spirit's job and not his job to tell me to do that." You can't manufacture it; it has to be voluntary; your heart has to be in it and I just frankly didn't understand it at the time. The Bible says in Romans 12, verse 1: "I beseech you therefore, in view of all that God has done in showing His mercy to you, present your bodies as a living sacrifice to God holy and acceptable which is your reasonable service." My practice on a daily basis is that: "Lord, I begin my morning, giving You my body, I present my life to You today, what do You want me to do? What's Your will, Your plan? Reveal it to me; I'm Yours, I want You to know that." It's voluntary; it's something I want to do not something I have to do. Look at verse 28: "'Nevertheless, no devoted offering that a man may devote to the Lord of all that he has, both man and beast, or the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted offering is most holy to the Lord." If you give it, give it from your heart.
I always make sure that ten percent of whatever the Lord has given us I devote voluntarily and joyfully. I write my first check out to my church and I don't write it thinking, "Oh man, there's something really cool I wanted to buy this month, maybe I could…" I don't do that. It's not that 90 percent is mine and 10 percent is His - 100 percent is His and I joyfully give that ten percent but then there are missionaries that we support and other special evangelistic projects that we support so sometimes it's 20 or 30 percent of our income. But it is always to be done voluntarily and always to be done joyfully. Verse 34: "These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai."
Now you know, anything good can become perverted, and did you know that by the New Testament times, this whole thing of offering voluntarily to God became corrupted? Remember in Mark chapter 7 Jesus speaks about this? There was a saying they had called, "corban", which means "it's a gift," and Jesus said, "You know, you guys are weaseling out of the commandment to honor your mom and dad by calling everything 'corban'; 'it's a gift.'" So the fifth commandment said, honor your father and your mother but people were saying, "Well, Lord, I just dedicate everything in my life to you; I dedicate my bank account, my tents, my camels, my BMW's, everything is Yours Lord." Then the next day their parents knocked on their tent and said, "Hey, son, daughter, could you help me out?" "Oh, I'd really love to and love to give you some money mom and dad but all of my stuff has been dedicated to the Lord. I can't help you out this month." "Well, can I borrow your car?" "No, I'd like to but it's been dedicated to the Lord." "Can I borrow your camel?" "No, I know you'd walk a mile for a camel, but it's been dedicated to the Lord; it's corban." So they were breaking God's commandment by misinterpreting the Scripture. A warning: there is a danger in any institution or any church or any organization for them to usurp the authority of Scripture by their traditions. Sometimes I get questions like this and I really don't like them, "Well, what is Calvary's stand on such and such a practice?" My answer is, "Who cares?" "Well, what's your belief?" Really, the issue is, "What sayeth the Bible about that issue and that condition?" more so than, "What is our stance?" Now, if our stance is a Biblical stance, hoorah; if it's not, don't pay any attention to it. Be Berean; search the Scriptures daily to see if these things be so.
In closing (and we are done now with Leviticus), I want to ask you this question: Are you like my teapot? It's special, it's holy, it's ordinary, but it's designed and set aside for a special use and one use only. Has your life been set aside for Gods' purposes? Are you holy? Are you whole? The closer you and I walk to the Lord, the more whole we become; complete, satisfied, and we become holy. Holy is a great word; it's not a weird word, not a bad word, not a stuffy word, but a great word. "Be holy, for the Lord is holy."
Let's pray. Our heavenly Father, I thank You for this flock. I thank you for their love for Your Word and for the last several weeks where we can understand together as a group, the foundation of everything; the redemption, and revelation, and now separation. How You took a people and You became their God and made a covenant with them and made them unique and called them to be unique. I pray Lord that we would reflect Your glory, Your majesty. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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7/11/2007
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Destination: Genesis 1-11
Genesis 1-11
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We begin The Bible from 30,000 Feet with a tour of Genesis Chapters 1-11. On this flight we'll travel all the way back to the very beginning - The Creation. We'll meet the first man and woman and their deceiver - the Serpent. We'll fly over God's new creation and meet a man named Noah, who God saved from His judgment - the Flood. We'll also take a look at "beginnings," the first time things are mentioned in the Bible a special significance should be given to them. The word Genesis itself is a Greek word that means "origin," the book describes the origins of creation.
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7/18/2007
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Destination: Genesis 12-50
Genesis 12-50
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This week's flight is going to take us over the second section of Genesis, which is biographical in nature and focuses on the lives of four key people. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. We'll travel through the time era known as the Age of the Patriarchs. If you look at your window, we'll be passing over Canaan and Egypt, Canaan is modern day Israel.
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7/25/2007
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Destination: Exodus 1-18
Exodus 1-18
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In our third tour, we'll be visiting the book of Exodus chapters 1-18. We'll get an overview of the central historical event contained in the book, the redemption of God's people from the bondage of Egypt. The setting for our journey is the nation of Egypt and Israel's wanderings through the wilderness. For this flight the key chapters to review in advance are: Exodus: 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 12 and 14.
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8/1/2007
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Destination: Exodus 19-40
Exodus 19-40
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In our fourth tour, we'll again visit the book of Exodus, visiting chapters 19-40. The setting for this week's journey is the Sinai Peninsula where God reveals the Ten Commandments to the nation of Israel and gives specific instructions on how He is to be worshiped. For this flight the key chapters to review in advance are: Exodus: 20, 25, 26, 27, 29 and 32.
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8/8/2007
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Destination: Leviticus 1-17
Leviticus 1-17
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In our fifth flight from 30,000 Feet, we fly over the first seventeen chapters of the book of Leviticus. This is a book on worship and describes the worship life of the nation of Israel. In this first tour of Leviticus, we'll see how the first part of the book focuses on the way to God through sacrifice and lays down the law - literally - on how man was designed to live and how man can be atoned for his sins. The key chapters to review in advance are: Leviticus: 1-5, 10, 16, 17.
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8/22/2007
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Destination: Numbers 1-14
Numbers 1-14
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Our seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through Numbers chapters 1-14. Numbers is the fourth of the Pentateuch. In the Hebrew it is called ba-midbar, "in the wilderness." In the Septuagint version it is called Arithmoi or "numbers," and this name is now the usual title of the book. It is so called because it contains a record of the numbering of the people in the wilderness of Sinai (1-4), and of their numbering afterwards on the plain of Moab (26). The key chapters to review in advance are: Numbers 3, 6, 9, 11, 13 & 14.
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8/29/2007
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Destination: Numbers 15-36
Numbers 15-36
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In our eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give us a tour of Numbers chapters 15-36. We'll see that the second section of Numbers covers the failure of one generation to enter the Promised Land and the reorganization of a new generation that enters into the Promised Land. Key chapters for this flight are: 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 27.
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9/5/2007
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Destination: Deuteronomy 1-34
Deuteronomy 1-34
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In our ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us on a tour through the entire book of Deuteronomy. The Hebrews called it "Elleh Haddevarim," "These are the Words," or "Devarim," (words). Deuteronomy can be organized around three messages given by Moses while the Israelites were on the plains east of the Jordan River. It occurs after the 40 years of wandering and the Israelites are now ready to enter the Promised Land. The key word of this book is covenant and speaks of the special relationship that God has established with His people. Key chapters for this flight are: 6, 7, 31, 32, 33 and 34.
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9/12/2007
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Destination: Joshua 1-12
Joshua 1-12
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Pastor Skip Heitzig will be our tour guide during our tenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This week's journey will take us through Joshua 1-12. We'll get to know Joshua, son of Nun, who shared in all the events of the Exodus, and held the place of commander of the host of the Israelites. The book of Joshua describes Israel's conquest of Canaan and the first section describe how Joshua conquered the land. Key chapters for this flight are: Joshua 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10.
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9/26/2007
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Destination: Joshua 13-24
Joshua 13-24
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In our eleventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will give us a tour of the Promised Land. We will see how Joshua divides the land "as an inheritance to Israel," and we'll see different tribes and where they settle, both in and out of the Promised Land. Key chapters for this flight are: Joshua 13 and 20-24.
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10/3/2007
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Destination: Judges 1-10
Judges 1-10
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In our twelfth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will once again be our tour guide as we take our first look at the book of Judges. We'll see on this tour how the nation of Israel is caught in the cycle of sin and how each cycle results in ever worsening conditions for them. We'll meet some of the characters that God divinely appointed to the office of Judge. The key chapters to review for this flight are Judges 1–3 and 6–8.
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10/10/2007
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Destination: Judges 11-21
Judges 11-21
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Flight thirteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over Judges chapters 11-21. Pastor Skip Heitzig will guide us as we complete this overview of Judges. We will see that the second part of Judges shows the fragile nature of these Judges and a people who, "did what was right in their own eyes," that kept them in their sin cycle.
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10/24/2007
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Destination: Ruth 1-4
Ruth 1-4
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In our fourteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will give us a tour of the little romantic book of Ruth. We'll see how the book of Ruth shows the godly courage and love of two very different women from very different backgrounds. We'll meet some amazing characters on this flight who become key people in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
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11/7/2007
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Destination: 1 Samuel 1-15
1 Samuel 1-15
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The fifteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on journey through 1 Samuel chapters 1-15. Join our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig for this exciting tour on which we'll meet a man who would be become King. This man's good looks, physical size and success in war made him an obvious choice from a human perspective, but the book of 1 Samuel highlights his tragic flaw - he disobeyed God's commands. From the ashes of Saul's tragedy God raises up another man who would become King, a man after His own heart, King David. The key chapters to review are 1-3, 8-10 and 15.
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11/14/2007
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Destination: 1 Samuel 16-31
1 Samuel 16-31
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This week our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will complete our tour of the book of 1 Samuel, covering chapters 16-31. On this flight we'll meet the man who God calls, "a man after my own heart (Acts 13:22)," David son of Jesse. We'll see David as a young shepherd boy who defeats Goliath and rises to national prominence overnight. His instant popularity arouses the jealousy of King Saul and forces David into hiding.
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11/21/2007
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Destination: 2 Samuel 1-10
2 Samuel 1-10
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Flight Seventeen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over 2 Samuel chapters 1-10. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will show us David's triumphs as King over Israel, after the death of Saul. Join us as we see how David's faith in God leads him to be victorious politically and militarily as one by one he defeats his enemies. We will also see how David's obedience leads to a new promise from God. The key chapters to review for this flight are 1-3, 5, 7 and 9.
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12/5/2007
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Destination: 2 Samuel 11-24
2 Samuel 11-24
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In our eighteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us to our next destination, 2 Samuel 11-24. On this flight we'll see David's transgressions and the troubles that resulted from them. By presenting both the strengths and weaknesses of David, we see a complete picture of a very real person who was described as being "a man after God's own heart." The key chapters to review are 2 Samuel 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 23, and 24.
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1/9/2008
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Destination: 1 Kings 1-22
1 Kings 1-22
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Get your travel planner out for flight nineteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over 1 Kings 1-22. On this flight we will see the transition that Israel undertakes as it moves from the rule of King David to the rule of his son King Solomon after his death. After Solomon turns from the Lord, we will see how Israel is divided and moved in and out of the power of many kings such as Ahab, Jehoshaphat, and Ahaziah. These chapters will reveal a story of true loyalty and disobedience to God. The key chapters to review are 1 Kings 1-3, 6, 8, 11, 12, 18, and 19.
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1/16/2008
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Destination: 2 Kings 1-25
2 Kings 1-25
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Flight twenty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of 2 Kings. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will continue to lead us through the history of the divided nation of Israel, and how in spite of the many kings who took control of the land, we will still see a nation without true leadership. As we soar over this book, we will see first how Israel comes into captivity by Assyria, and then the triumph of Babylon over Judah. The key chapters to review are 2 Kings 1-4, and 18-21.
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1/23/2008
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Destination: 1 Chronicles 1-29
1 Chronicles 1-29
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-one over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the book of 1 Chronicles. On this flight we look back once again at God's promise that He would establish His reign on earth through King David. Chapters 1-9 of 1 Chronicles will look in-depth at the the royal line of David and then we will see again the reign of David in chapters 10-29. Join us as we fly at an altitude of 30,000 feet and see how God fulfilled His promises to David and how that presents a witness of His faithfulness to us as well. The key chapters to review are 1 Chronicles 17-18, 21-22, 25, and 28-29
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1/30/2008
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Destination: 2 Chronicles 1-36
2 Chronicles 1-36
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Get ready for our twenty-second departure for the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us soaring over the entire book of 2 Chronicles to see the beginning of the reign of King Solomon all the way to the spiritual roller coaster after Solomon's death and the separation of the kingdoms. From the building of the temple (2 Chronicles 1-9), to the decline of the temple (2 Chronicles 10-36:16), to the destruction of the temple (2 Chronicles 36:17-23), we see a parallel to 1 and 2 Kings from a spiritual viewpoint. The key chapters to review are 2 Chronicles 17-20, and 29-32.
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Destination: Ezra 1-10
Ezra 1-10
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Flight twenty-three over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of Ezra. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will point out two very important sections of this book; the restoration of the temple (chapters 1-6), and the reformation of the people (chapters 7-10). This book will continue the narrative of 2 Chronicles by showing God's faithfulness to keep His promises by returning His people to their homeland. The key chapters to review are Ezra 1-10.
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2/13/2008
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Destination: Nehemiah 1-13
Nehemiah 1-13
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Get ready for our twenty-fourth departure for the Bible from 30,000 Feet. We will fly at cruising altitude over the entire book of Nehemiah with our pilot, Pastor Skip Heitzig. In this book, Nehemiah, the king's cupbearer, is given permission to lead third and final return to Jerusalem to repair and rebuild the city's walls. This book will show us a political construction (chapters 1-7), and a spiritual instruction (chapters 8-13). Join us as we see how Nehemiah gathers his spiritual strength from God during a time of great opposition.
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2/27/2008
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Destination: Esther 1-10
Esther 1-10
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-five over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the book of Esther. The flight will be divided into two highly important sections: the threat to the Jews (chapters 1-4), in which we will see Haman's attempt to completely eradicate the Jewish people from Persia, and the triumph of the Jews (chapters 5-10), where we will see a young girl's godly strength and fight to save her people. This flight will show us a whole new set of villains, heroes, and ultimately the ever abounding faithfulness of God towards those who follow Him. The key chapters to review are Esther 1-10.
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3/5/2008
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Destination: Job 1-42
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Our twenty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us over the entire book of Job, the first book in the section of poetical books. This is a powerful story of a man who has everything taken from him; his health, wealth, and even his beloved family. Yet as we see God allowing Satan to test Job, God's faithfulness to those he loves is clear and Job's steadfast faith prevails. Join us this week as we see Job's dilemma (ch.1-2), the debate with his four friends (ch. 3-37), and his final deliverance (ch. 38-42). The key chapters to review are Job1-4, 8,11-12, and 29.
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3/12/2008
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Destination: Psalms 1-72
Psalms 1-72
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over Psalms 1-72. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us through the first seventy-two chapters of Psalms, which is divided into five books of songs, prayers, and poetry. Join us as we look at the deepest thoughts and emotions on the love and power of God. The key chapters to review are Psalms 1, 14, 23, 40, and 63.
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3/19/2008
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Destination: Psalms 73-150
Psalms 73-150
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Get ready for our twenty-eighth departure of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. We will fly at cruising altitude over the last three books in Psalms as we read through chapters 73-150. We will see beautiful writings of gladness and grief, pleading and prayers, and reverence and worship. Join us as we look at the deepest thoughts and emotions on the love and power of God. The key chapters to review are Psalms 119, and 146-150.
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Destination: Proverbs 1-31
Proverbs 1-31
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Flight twenty-nine over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of Proverbs. Known for the wisdom it contains, Proverbs reveals to us how to deal with every day situations; be it love and lust, life and death, friends and enemies, and what our God loves and hates. On this flight, Pastor Skip will point out some of the most noted chapters and verses of one of the most read books of the Old Testament. The key chapters to review are Proverbs 1-2, 5, 14, 22, and 31.
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4/23/2008
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Destination: Ecclesiastes 1-12
Ecclesiastes 1-12
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Join us as we continue The Bible From 30,000 Feet, taking our thirtieth flight high above the book of Ecclesiastes. This book reveals some startling truths about how King Solomon felt about finding meaning and fulfillment in life through the things of this world, and ultimately his conclusion that "all is vanity" in a life lived without God. The key chapters to review are 1-3, 5, 8, and 12.
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4/30/2008
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Destination: Song of Solomon 1-8
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-one over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over Song of Solomon. This poetic book gives us a glimpse into the true love that Solomon has for a shepherdess, and the love and fulfillment they share in a marriage relationship. At an altitude of 30,000 feet we will be able to see the strong tie into the fulfillment and joy seen in the love of God for His people. The key chapters to review are Song of Solomon 1-8.
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Destination: Isaiah 1-39
Isaiah 1-39
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Our thirty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us soaring over the entire book of Isaiah. Thought to be the greatest of all the Prophets of the Old Testament, Isaiah's ministry lasted around fifty years, and his prophecies are quoted in the New Testament more often than any other Prophet. This book shows us a mix of both prophecies of condemnation (chapters 1-39), as well as prophecies of comfort (chapters 40-66). The key chapters to review are Isaiah 1-2, 6, 40, 52-53, and 55.
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5/14/2008
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Destination: Isaiah 40-66
Isaiah 40-66
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In our thirty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the second half of Isaiah. As we look through chapters 40-66, we will see the continued work of Isaiah, and how God used his gift of prophecy, both comforting and condemning, to generate change in the individuals he encountered. The key chapters to review are Isaiah 40, 52-53, and 55.
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5/21/2008
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Destination: Jeremiah 1-52
Jeremiah 1-52
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-four over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the entire book of Jeremiah. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us at an altitude of 30,000 feet to see the three writings of the book of Jeremiah. From the warning of judgment, to the promise of restoration, and finally the protective hand of God over those He loves, we will catch a glimpse of a man who openly allowed God to speak through him in unusual and sometimes bizarre ways to open the eyes of the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Jeremiah 13, 18-20, 25, 31, and 52.
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6/11/2008
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Destination: Lamentations 1-5
Lamentations 1-5
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-five over the Bible From 30,000 Feet. On this departure, we will look once again at Jeremiah in the book of Lamentations. We will learn why Jeremiah is referred to as "the weeping prophet," as we see him lament over the destruction of Jerusalem. This poetic book begins by revealing a man who is distressed for a nation under the consequences of its own sin, and ends with a prayer for the restoration of the nation from captivity. The key chapters to review are Lamentations 1-5.
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6/18/2008
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Destination: Ezekiel 1-48
Ezekiel 1-48
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In our thirty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the book of Ezekiel. We will witness prophecies we've seen in past books being fulfilled as we see Jerusalem at the time of the Second Babylonian Deportation. As Ezekiel the Priest is deported alongside his people, we see God continue to offer promises of restoration through him, bringing the people a sense of hope in spite of their current tribulations. The key chapters to review are Ezekiel 1-3, 7, 33-34, and 38-39.
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6/25/2008
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Destination: Daniel 1-6
Daniel 1-6
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Flight thirty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on a tour of Daniel 1-6. In these chapters, we will see the first of the deportations of the Israelites to Babylon, and witness both the prophetic history of the book, as well as the four prophetic visions of Daniel. Ultimately, the powerful stories in Daniel reveal a man of God; unwilling to compromise and full of faith. The key chapters to review are Daniel 1-2.
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7/2/2008
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Destination: Daniel 7-12
Daniel 7-12
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Our thirty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through the second part of Daniel. As we look at chapters 7-12, we will see the four prophetic visions of Daniel, and observe how his faith in God's fulfillment of prophecies led him to fervent prayer for the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Daniel 9-12.
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7/9/2008
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Destination: Hosea 1-14
Hosea 1-14
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our thirty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the entire book of Hosea, a man called to prophesy to the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam. As Hosea addresses the sins of the nation, we will see how God used the graphic parallel between his adulterous wife and the unfaithfulness of Israel. The key chapters to review are Hosea 1-4, 6, 9, and 11.
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Destination: Joel; Amos; Obadiah
Joel 1-3; Amos 1-9; Obadiah
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Get ready for flight forty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us soaring over Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. In these three books, we take a look at the strong warnings that God gives His people against greed, injustice, false worship, and self-righteousness. We'll see God's use of these ordinary men to give extraordinary messages; we'll witness His patience, and at the end, we'll see how He stands ready to forgive and restore all who turn away from their sin. The key chapters to review are Joel 1-3, Amos 1, 3 and 7, and Obadiah 1.
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Destination: Jonah 1-4
Jonah 1-4
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Our forty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us to the well known book of Jonah. In this book, we will see what God can do in the life of a prophet, even one who is blatantly disobedient. Despite Jonah's defiance, God strongly redirects his path and brings him to repentance through a very unique situation. By the end of the book, we will see Jonah right back where he started and bringing God glory by doing exactly what He had originally asked of him. The key chapters to review are Jonah 1-4.
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Destination: Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our forty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of Micah, Nahum, and Habakkuk, three prophets used by God to criticize, comfort, and encourage the people of Judah. Through these prophets, God's people confess their sins and are confident in the salvation of God's mighty acts. The key chapters to review are Micah 1-7, Nahum 1-3, and Habakkuk 1-3.
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Destination: Zephaniah & Haggai
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Prepare yourself for our forty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This flight will take us soaring over the entirety of both Zephaniah and Haggai. The two books cover five chapters which speak of the coming Day of the Lord, His wrath upon Judah and her neighbors, and an encouragement after their return from exile to rejoice and rebuild the Temple. The key chapters to review are Zephaniah 1-3 and Haggai 1-2.
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Destination: Zechariah and Malachi
Zechariah; Malachi
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We are about to take our forty-forth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, journeying over the final two books of the Old Testament. In ending the Minor Prophets, we'll first look at the expanded message of rebuilding the temple as Zechariah encourages the people to look to the future reign of the Messiah. We will then speed forward 100 years after the temple was rebuilt to the book of Malachi, where God's chosen people had once again slid back into their sinful practices. After 400 years of prophetic silence, Malachi brings a message of exhortation to the people who had resettled in Jerusalem. The key chapters to review are Zechariah 9-14 and Malachi 1-4.
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9/3/2008
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Destination: Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Matthew, Mark; Luke
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Get your travel planner out for our opening tour of the New Testament and flight forty-five of the Bible from 30,000 Feet! This flight will take us on a sky-high tour over the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke. These three synoptic gospels give us our first glimpses of Jesus' life and death here on earth. We'll see the service, sermons, sacrifices, and sovereignty of our King as we witness the fulfillment of many of the Old Testament prophecies we have previously studied. The key chapters to review are Matthew 1-5 and 17, Mark, and Luke.
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Destination: John
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour through the book of John, written by the Apostle John from Ephesus between A.D. 80-90. The spiritual depth of this book and its presentation of the incarnation through the God-man Jesus Christ sets it apart from the other gospels.
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Destination: Acts
Acts
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On our forty-seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give a tour of the entire book of Acts. Acts is the history of how Christianity was founded and organized and solved its problems. The gospel writer Luke tells the story of how the community of believers began by faith in the risen Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, the promised Counselor and Guide, who enabled them to witness, to love, and to serve.
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Destination: Romans
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We are about to take our forty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Join us as we soar over the entire book of Romans, Paul's letter to the church in Rome. This letter primarily focuses on the basic gospel message along with God's plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind, Jew and Gentile alike. In our broad overview, we'll take a look at Paul's strong emphasis of Christian doctrine and his concern for Israel. The key chapters to review are 1, 3, 4, and 9-11.
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Destination: 1 Corinthians
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! As we look at 1 Corinthians, we'll see Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. His letters to the influential church confront their "religious" and arrogant mindsets and defend his ability to be an apostle of Christ. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the turnaround and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 1 Corinthians 2-3 & 12-13.
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Destination: 2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
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Our fiftieth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us on a flight over the second of Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. Between 1 & 2 Corinthians, the congregation was influenced by false teachers who spread opposition to Paul. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the repentance of the people to God and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 2 Corinthians 4 & 12.
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Destination: Galatians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour through the book of Galatians, a clear letter to the church in Galatia about the importance of remembering grace through faith and not the law. Paul's forceful letter addresses issues of legalism in the church and the false gospel of works. The key chapters to review are Galatians 1-6.
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Destination: Ephesians
Ephesians
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Who are we in Christ? Grab your travel planner for flight fifty-two as we look at the book of Ephesians, Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus. In this book, Paul explains how we are the bride of Christ, a temple, and a soldier for the gospel. The unity that Paul emphasizes is described as a body working together for a common goal. The key chapters to review are Ephesians 1-6.
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Destination: Philippians
Philippians
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In our fifty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us through the book of Philippians, another of Paul's letters to the church. Referred to as "the epistle of joy," the message contained in these pages is one of long suffering and joy in the midst of Paul's time in prison. Despite his trials, we will see Paul rejoice over the church in Philippi and encourage them in unity, humility, and prayer. The key chapters to review are Philippians 1-4.
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Destination: Colossians
Colossians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-fourth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! On this flight, we will take a look at the young church in Colosse, and how they became the target of a heretical attack. The main theme in the book of Colossians is the complete adequacy of Christ as contrasted with the emptiness of mere human philosophy. The key chapters to review are Colossians 1-4.
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Destination: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 1-5;2 Thessalonians 1-3:18
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In our fifty-fifth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Both books are written as an encouragement to the church in Thessalonica, exhorting them in the word, warning them against pagan immorality, and urging them to remain steadfast in the truth of the Lord. The key chapters to review are 1 Thessalonians 1-5 and 2 Thessalonians 1-3.
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Destination: 1 and 2 Timothy
1 Timothy 1-6;2 Timothy 1-4:22
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Join us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Timothy as we take our fifty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. These loving letters to Timothy, a young pastor in Ephesus, reveal Paul's true love for his brother in Christ and desire to encourage him in the Word and warn against false teachings. In these letters, Paul exhorts Timothy to stand strong and "preach the word" (2 Timothy 4:2). The key chapters to review are 1 Timothy 1-6 and 2 Timothy 1-4.
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Destination: Titus and Philemon
Titus 1-3:15;Philemon 1:1-25
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Get your travel planner out for flight fifty-seven of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the books of Titus and Philemon. While the letter to Titus focuses on the importance of sound doctrine and the elements of the church order, Philemon takes a more personal approach and speaks on the application of the great principles of Christian brotherhood to social life. The key chapters to review are Titus 1-3 and Philemon 1.
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Destination: Hebrews
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In our fifty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the book of Hebrews. Although the author of the book is not fully known, this well written letter reveals a man with a great desire to encourage Jewish believers to continue in the grace of Jesus Christ, instead of trying to escape persecution by bowing to the rites and rituals of Judaism. The key chapters to review are Hebrews 1-2, 6, 11, and 13.
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Destination: James
James
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Our fifty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the distinctive book of James. Although grace through faith in the cross was vital for Jewish believer to understand, James addresses the issue of faith without a consistent lifestyle. This epistle adamantly declares that, "Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead, also." (James 2:26) The key chapters to review are James 1-5.
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Destination: 1 and 2 Peter
1 Peter 1-5; 2 Peter 1-3
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us on a tour of the books of 1 & 2 Peter. Peter's first letter to the church exhorts Christians to remain steadfast in their faith when under persecution, and his second letter tackles the issue of false teachers and a need for discernment against the spreading apostasy. Both books contain a level of warmth in Peter's expressions, making them a great source of encouragement. The key chapters to review are 1 Peter 1-5 and 2 Peter 1-3.
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2/25/2009
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Destination: 1 John
1 John
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In our sixty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the book of 1 John. John writes to define and defend the nature of the person of Christ against heretical teachings affecting the early church. As John addresses the heretical teachings of the time, he also addresses the preeminence of God's love for us, and our duty to love others in return. The key chapters to review are 1 John 1-5.
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3/25/2009
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Destination: 2, 3 John and Jude
2 John, 3 John; Jude
Skip Heitzig
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Flight sixty-two over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will give a sky high view over three small but concise books, 2 & 3 John and Jude. While all three books have a different primary focus, all are written with the purpose to encourage the church to keep a strong biblical foundation. This study will take us through the importance of biblical discernment, the need to be in fellowship with other believers, as well as the vital need to keep strong in the faith. The key chapters to review are 2 & 3 John, and Jude.
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4/1/2009
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Destination: Revelation 1-11
Revelation 1-11
Skip Heitzig
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With only two more flights to go, we welcome you to get your travel planner ready for the first half of the book of Revelation and flight sixty-three over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Considered to be one of the most powerful books in Scripture, Revelation is a direct vision from God, to John, which he was asked to record for future generations. Revelation 1:19, "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later." As the final warning to the world of the tribulation to come, it also serves as a source of hope for the Church. The key chapters to review are 1-4, 7, and 11.
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4/8/2009
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Destination: Revelation 12-22
Revelation 12-22
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Flight sixty-four brings us to the end of the scriptures and the second and final part of the book of Revelation. Chapters 12-22 lead us into some of the most thrilling text in the entire Bible, giving us a glimpse into the seven bowl judgments, the Beast, and the future tribulation, but also bringing us great hope for God's Church. The key chapters to review are Revelation 12-14, 18, and 20-22.
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4/15/2009
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Bible from 30k Final Q&A
Skip Heitzig
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We have landed our flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. As we touch down and head to pick up the final baggage from our 65 flight series, our last sky-high view of the scriptures will includes this final Q&A Celebration. Pastor Skip and others answer questions from the last year, as well as on the spot questions from the audience.
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There are 64 additional messages in this series.