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  1. Into His Presence Leviticus 9:1 – 10:3

  2. God wants us to come into his presenceWe are allowed there through Jesus Christ.

  3. Into His Presence Introduction

  4. Into His Presence Introduction This passage my seem: • Confusing • Difficult • Harsh

  5. Into His Presence Introduction This passage is nonetheless: • Not unique in the Bible • Essential to our understanding of Christ

  6. Into His Presence Introduction This passage is nonetheless: • Not unique in the Bible • Essential to our understanding of Christ Leviticus 9:1 – 10:3

  7. God wants us to come into his presenceWe are allowed there through Jesus Christ.

  8. Into His Presence Key verses

  9. Into His Presence Key verses • Leviticus 9:6-7 • Leviticus 9:23-24 • Leviticus 10:1-3

  10. Into His Presence Key verses Also note: • Hebrews 12:29 Compare: Leviticus 9:24 & 10:2

  11. Into His Presence Similar Situations

  12. Into His Presence Similar Situations • Joshua 7 – Achan – entering the Promised Land • 2 Samuel 6 – Uzzah – bringing the ark into Jerusalem • Acts 5 – Ananias and Sapphira– and their property

  13. Into His Presence False Hopes

  14. Into His Presence False Hopes This passage warns against: • Going beyond boundaries set by God in worship or service. • Empty enthusiasm that imitates the work of the Spirit. • See John 4:23-24

  15. Into His Presence False Hopes Wishful thinking? • Formalism – based on rituals • Legalism – based on rules • A good upbringing or good behavior • Mere sorrow over sin • Mere religious fervor of any kind

  16. Into His Presence Possible Objections

  17. Into His Presence Possible Objections • Aren’t other people just as good as Christians? How can God condemn them?

  18. Into His Presence Possible Objections • Aren’t other people just as good as Christians? How can God condemn them? • Yes, they are just as good – or just as bad. • A true Christian believes he/she has no merit before God but the merit of Christ. • This is precisely what others lack – but are welcome to receive.

  19. Into His Presence Possible Objections • Why such a high price? Why such a harsh penalty? Why death?

  20. Into His Presence Possible Objections • Why such a high price? Why such a harsh penalty? Why death? • God had given clear instructions. • Not a ceremonial flaw, but in essence rebellion. • It’s not unusual for rebellion against a ruler to be punishable by death.

  21. Into His Presence Possible Objections • Why such a high price? Why such a harsh penalty? Why death? • To reduce the penalty is to attempt to find merit in the fallen human condition. • Merit seeks a right standing before God. • Merit says, “We are good enough.”

  22. Into His Presence Possible Objections • Why such a high price? Why such a harsh penalty? Why death? • The law cannot reward goodness. • It can only condemn wrong.

  23. Into His Presence Possible Objections • Why just one way? Isn’t that closed minded?

  24. Into His Presence Possible Objections • Why just one way? Isn’t that closed minded? The Bible’s answer: • Our situation was so hopeless that only God could provide the remedy. • His remedy is Jesus Christ.

  25. Into His Presence Possible Objections Possible Analogies:

  26. Into His Presence Possible Objections Possible Analogies: • Why only one sun to shine over the whole earth? • Why do our lungs only process oxygen when we breathe? • Why only oxygen from air and not water? • Why are some things more expensive than we wish? • Only Jesus saves.

  27. God wants us to come into his presenceWe are allowed there through Jesus Christ.

  28. Into His Presence Conclusions

  29. Into His Presence Conclusions • Hebrews 9:11-14 • Hebrews 10:19-23 • Hebrews 13:20-21 • Acts 4:12

  30. God wants us to come into his presenceWe are allowed there through Jesus Christ.