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Festival Time: The Day of Atonement

The Day of Atonement was the most solemn day of the whole Jewish year. It was a day of mourning and fasting and other forms of self-denial, as the people reminded themselves of their inherent sinfulness, and of their perpetual … Continue reading

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True worship: in community

The Israelites were encouraged to regard any particular blessing from God (such as recovery from sickness, or preservation in battle) as an opportunity for thanksgiving, and celebration. This was the purpose of the fellowship offering (Leviticus 3). Any domestic animal … Continue reading

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True worship: Devoted lives

The grain offering (Leviticus 2) was a tribute gift of farm produce (flour and olive oil), whereby the worshipper acknowledged God’s sovereignty over his life and asked for His continuing favour. And since every Israelite in those days was a … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel: The unpayable debt

Job has never been arrogant or self-righteous; good man though he is, he has never pretended to be perfect. On a regular basis, he would follow the custom of his time and offer sacrifices to appease God for any inadvertent … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: God’s new Temple

I Peter 2:4,5 The rest of the world despises Christ and hates Him (Isaiah 53:3). But He is God’s Chosen One. When we come to Him in repentance and faith, we become truly alive. And as we continue our relationship … Continue reading

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Why do we observe the Lord’s supper?

47) Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work? No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal celebrating Christ’s atoning work; as it is also a means of strengthening our faith as we … Continue reading

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Getting our priorities right

Hosea 6:6 Through the life and words of the prophet Hosea, God had been pleading with His unfaithful people (the Israelites) to return to Him. This chapter of the book opens with words of repentance (“Come, let us return to … Continue reading

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