The Law of the Peace Offering

Scripture Passage: 
Leviticus 3:1-5

INTRODUCTION: The peace offering points to Jesus Christ who is our peace.

  1. The Sacrifice
    1. Either Male or Female (Leviticus 3:1; Galatians 3:28)
    2. The Laying of Hands (Leviticus 3:2)
    3. The Killing of the Sacrifice (Leviticus 3:2)
    4. The Sprinkling of the Blood (Leviticus 3:2)
    5. The Burning of the Fat (Leviticus 3:3-5)
      1. A sweet savor to the Lord (Leviticus 3:5)
      2. The food of the offering (Leviticus 3:11, Leviticus 3:16)
    6. A Type of Christ (Ephesians 2:14-15; Colossians 1:20)
      1. Peace with God (Romans 5:1)
      2. Peace of God (Philippians 4:7; Colossians 3:15)
      3. Peace with You (Romans 15:33; 2 Corinthians 13:1)
  2. The Meal
    1. The Participants
      1. The priests (Leviticus 7:28-34)
        1. Wave breast
        2. Heave shoulder
      2. The children of the priests (Numbers 18:9-11)
      3. The offerers and their families (Deuteronomy 7:7-8, 17-18)
    2. The Time Limit -- Not on the Third Day (Leviticus 7:18)
  3. The Different Peace Offerings
    1. Thanksgiving (Leviticus 7:11-12)
    2. Vow (Leviticus 7:16)
    3. Voluntary (Leviticus 7:16)

CONCLUSION:

  • Recognize that the work has already been done
  • Commit yourself to the Lord
  • Come of your own free will
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.