Our Peace Offering (Leviticus 7:11-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

Our Peace Offering
Leviticus 7:11-18
1 Corinthians 15:1-4

Because Jesus is our peace offering, there was only one day one which he could be raised—the third day.

I.    Offerings Are Necessary Because of Sin
    A.    Offerings Have Been Around For a Long Time
    B.    Offerings are there to Deal with Sin

II.    Offerings Are Commanded by God (Leviticus 1-7)
    A.    The Burnt Offering and the Sin Offering (Leviticus 1, 4)
    B.    The Meal Offering and the Guilt Offering (Leviticus 2, 5)
    C.    The Peace Offering (Leviticus 3; cf. Psalm 22)

III.    Offerings are Fulfilled in Jesus
    A.    What Bulls and Goat Could Not Do (Hebrews 10:4)
    B.    Peace in the Making
    C.    A Shared Meal (1 Corinthians 10:16–18)How Long Can the Sacrifice Remain?

Discussion Starters

1.    Monday—Why can the terms “offering” and “sacrifice” be used interchangeably? Which does each emphasize? Would there have been offerings / sacrifices if Adam and Eve had never sinned? Why?
2.    Tuesday—How does sin make sacrifices necessary? How do they work? What do atoning sacrifices in Leviticus teach you about your sin? How do they give you hope?
3.    Wednesday—Why can’t the lives of bulls and goats pay for your sin (Hebrews 10:4)? What is needed to pay for the life of a human?
4.    Thursday—What was the point of the Israelites eating the Peace Offering together? Do you have anything like this in your life (1 Corinthians 10:16-18)? How should this be a comfort to you each and every time you partake?
5.    Friday—Why did the Peace Offering need to be removed from the altar on the third day? Why is the resurrection of Jesus important to you?