Sermons on Leviticus
The Bible is clear that our relationship with God has been broken by sin. The first verses of Leviticus give us an insight into what is required for this relationship to be fixed, Ultimately they point us to Jesus, the only one who can fix this relationship once and for all.
Leviticus 19:9-18 has 5 groups of laws which tell Israel how they are to be holy like God is. They are to be holy by caring for the poor and needy, by dealing with others in honesty and integrity, by not abusing power they have over others, by ensuring justice, and ultimately by loving others. In fact, love sums up all these groups of laws and is to be the fundamental way that we relate to everyone else we come across. Jesus fulfilled these laws in his ministry and the way he fulfils them powerfully displays the gospel. As a response to Jesus person and works, Christians today are to be holy like God is by being like Jesus in the way that he fulfils the law.