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Mark Herzer
April 9, 2018

Church Hopping and Church Membership

Church Hopping and Church Membership The Scenario Someone told me that he did not belong to any one particular church but was a “member” of the various evangelical churches in his city. He was a member of the body of Christ and did not see a need to be tied down to one single congregation. […]

April 8, 2018

Leviticus 5:14-6:7, Guilt Offerings

Leviticus 5:14-6:7, Guilt Offerings This section has three types of sins that require the “guilt offerings” (vv. 15, 19, 6:6) of a ram (vv. 15, 18, 6:6). These offenses seem to be more serious than the sin offerings (5:1-13). How these guilt offerings differed from the previous sin offerings is difficult to understand except these […]

April 8, 2018

Leviticus 5:1-13, Offerings for Sins of Omission

Leviticus 5:1-13, Offerings for Sins of Omission The first four verses list four types of offenses or sins of omission. The first verse addresses the man who withholds relevant evidence in a legal matter- called to testify but does not speak (v. 1). The next two verses cover issues of cleanness — touching an unclean […]

February 12, 2018

Leviticus 4, Unintentional Sins

Leviticus 4, Unintentional Sins This chapter deals with the required sacrifices for “unintentional” sins. Priests (v. 3), the whole congregation (v. 13), leaders (v. 22), the common ordinary Israelite (v. 27) are all bound to offer the specified sacrifices. Everyone sins and has sinned. As one writer said, “Sin does not distinguish between classes of […]

February 12, 2018

Leviticus 3, Peace Offerings

Leviticus 3, Peace Offerings This peace or fellowship offering is often voluntary and seems to be accompanied by a sacrificial meal (cf. Deut. 12:7). These sacrifices are very similar to the burnt offerings in ch. 1. Also, like the burnt offerings, the animals are to be offered without blemish. However, peace offerings are not restricted […]

February 12, 2018

Leviticus 2, Grain Offerings

Leviticus 2, Grain Offerings Unlike the burnt offerings, these grain offerings were not totally consumed by the fire — the priests were allowed to eat it (minus the small portions offered up). “A grain offering is a sacrifice—that is, an offering to the Lord for his utilization—even though it involves no death or blood…”[1] These […]

January 31, 2018

Leviticus 1:3-17

Leviticus 1:3-17, Burnt Offerings of bulls, goats, and birds These verses cover the three types of the same sacrifice, a burnt offering (vv. 3, 10, 14) – a whole offering completely burned to ashes (the word means to ascend, go up as in the smoke of the sacrifice going up to God). The donor offers […]

January 27, 2018

CCPC Reading Groups

Here is the reading schedule for the next several months! Outlines of each reading section will be provided on the day we meet. Please try to read as much as you can. If you cannot read all the material, show up anyway because you can still learn from the outline and discussion. DV, we’ll meet […]

January 18, 2018

Leviticus 1:1-2

Leviticus 1:1-2, Introduction[1] The first book the children of the synagogue used to read and study was Leviticus. Admittedly, it is probably the last book NT believers will want to read. But it is part of the inspired book of the Bible and therefore instructive. It will be difficult since we do not have corresponding […]

December 2, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 11

STUDY SESSION 11 Introduction (pp. 145-154) Christian and Hopeful come to Beulah land and then enter the gates of the celestial city. Their death before entering heaven and their struggles with their own personal failures also come to light.   Readers Narrator (145) – does most of the reading Gardener (146-7) — a few lines […]

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