Specialist Substitutes

Numbers, Sermon Preparation

October 7, 2012 – Morning Worship

MondayNumbers 8

What lessons do we have here from the Levites? What were they for Israel? What does that mean for us?

TuesdayMatthew 3

How does Numbers 8 help us understand what’s going on here with Jesus’ baptism? Why the similarities and differences?

WednesdayExodus 12:1-13:2

Why were the firstborn consecrated to God? How did he have the right to do this? What does that mean for us?

ThursdayRomans 8:28-30; Colossians 1:15-23; Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 1:4-8

How does Jesus fulfill the consecration of the firstborn? What does that mean to us?

FridayNumbers 8:1-4; Psalm 43

This Psalm is among those written by the Korahites who were Levites. Why would a Levite speak of God shining his light? How does this Psalm point us to and tell us about Jesus?

SaturdayHebrews 13

How are elders and deacons, like the Levites, given by God to minister to his people? What similarities and differences are there? How does this enable us to give sacrifices of praise to God?

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Numbers, Sermon Preparation

August 12, 2012 – Morning Worship

MondayNumbers 4

What are the duties of these Levitical tribes?  Why does Scripture take so much time describing their job in detail?  What does that mean for us?

TuesdayNumbers 4:15; 1 Chronicles 13

Why was it so important for the Levites to handle the ark with such care?  What does this tell us about God, and our relationship to him?

WednesdayExodus 25; 2 Corinthians 6:14–7:1

What does the furniture in the tabernacle and temple tell us about our God?  Why is it so important that these items be treated with such care?

ThursdayNumbers 4; 2 Timothy 2; Hebrews 13:7–19

How is the role of the Levites fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ?  In what way do elders play a similar role in the church today?  What does that mean for us?

FridayActs 6:1–7; 1 Timothy 3

In what way is the role of deacons in the church today similar to that of the Levites in Numbers 4?  In what way do we all share similar responsibilities?  How ought that affect how we live our lives?

SaturdayNumbers 4:4; Ezra 8; Psalm 99; 1 Corinthians 3:16

The furnishings in God’s house had to be holy because God is holy.  What does it mean for us that God is holy?  How are holy things to be cared for and guarded?  What does that mean for our lives today?