Leviticus 11-17: The Need To Be Clean

(11-15) In these chapters, God gives the people of Israel laws about what is clean and unclean.  What reasons are given for these laws, and how might we apply these principles to our lives today?

11:44-45 (I Peter 1:14-16, 2:11-12) –

 11:46-47 (Philippians 1:9-11, II Corinthians 7:1) –

15:31 (I Corinthians 6:18-20) –

(11-15) If a person touched someone unclean, then that person would also become unclean.  But what happened when Jesus touched (or was touched by) an unclean person (Mark 1:40-42, 5:25-34)?  What does this tell you about Jesus?

(11-15) According to Jesus, do these clean/unclean laws apply to us today (Mark 7:14-23)?  According to Jesus, what does make us unclean?

(16) What was the purpose of the Day of Atonement (see especially v15-19)?  How does Jesus offer a better solution (Hebrews 9:12, 24-26)?

(16) What was the purpose of the live goat?  How is this a picture of what Jesus has done for us (John 1:29)?

(17) Why were the people forbidden to eat blood – what does the blood accomplish (v11, Hebrews 9:22)?

How should we respond to this study?

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