Just as the bull carrying the sins of the people was burned outside the camp, so Jesus, carrying our sins, suffered outside Jerusalem.

BibleGateway: Leviticus 4:1-12

ESV Text: Leviticus 4:1-12

Leviticus 4:1–12 (Listen)

Laws for Sin Offerings

4:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If anyone sins unintentionally1 in any of the LORD’s commandments about things not to be done, and does any one of them, if it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, then he shall offer for the sin that he has committed a bull from the herd without blemish to the LORD for a sin offering. He shall bring the bull to the entrance of the tent of meeting before the LORD and lay his hand on the head of the bull and kill the bull before the LORD. And the anointed priest shall take some of the blood of the bull and bring it into the tent of meeting, and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle part of the blood seven times before the LORD in front of the veil of the sanctuary. And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense before the LORD that is in the tent of meeting, and all the rest of the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And all the fat of the bull of the sin offering he shall remove from it, the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins and the long lobe of the liver that he shall remove with the kidneys 10 (just as these are taken from the ox of the sacrifice of the peace offerings); and the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering. 11 But the skin of the bull and all its flesh, with its head, its legs, its entrails, and its dung—12 all the rest of the bull—he shall carry outside the camp to a clean place, to the ash heap, and shall burn it up on a fire of wood. On the ash heap it shall be burned up.

Footnotes

[1] 4:2 Or by mistake; so throughout Leviticus

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KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 4

     1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: 3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering. 4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock’s head, and kill the bullock before the LORD. 5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation: 6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the veil of the sanctuary. 7 And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 8 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, 9 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away, 10 As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering. 11 And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung, 12 Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 170:
O Perfect Life of Love

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. O perfect life of love! 
All, all, is finished now, 
All that He left His throne above 
To do for us below. 

2. No work is left undone 
Of all the Father willed; 
His toil, His sorrows, one by one, 
The Scriptures have fulfilled. 

3. No pain that we can share 
But He has felt its smart; 
All forms of human grief and care 
Have pierced that tender heart. 

4. And on His thorn-crowned head 
And on His sinless soul 
Our sins in all that guilt were laid 
That He might make us whole. 

5. In perfect love He dies; 
For me He dies, for me. 
O all-atoning Sacrifice, 
I cling by faith to Thee. 

6. In every time of need, 
Before the judgment-throne, 
Thy works, O Lamb of God, I’ll plead, 
Thy merits, not mine own. 

7. Yet work, O Lord, in me 
As Thou for me hast wrought, 
And let my love the answer be 
To grace Thy love has brought. 


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God cleansed you and made you alive in Christ so you can do the good works which He has planned for you to do.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 2:1-10

ESV Text: Ephesians 2:1-10

Ephesians 2:1–10 (Listen)

By Grace Through Faith

2:1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body1 and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.2 But3 God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Footnotes

[1] 2:3 Greek flesh

[2] 2:3 Greek like the rest

[3] 2:4 Or And

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KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 2

     1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

     4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 398:
Renew me, O Eternal Light

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1. Renew me, O eternal Light, 
And let my heart and soul be bright, 
Illumined with the light of grace 
That issues from Thy holy face. 

2. Destroy in me the lust of sin, 
From all impureness make me clean. 
Oh, grant me power and strength, my God, 
To strive against my flesh and blood! 

3. Create in me a new heart, Lord, 
That gladly I obey Thy Word 
And naught but what Thou wilt, desire; 
With such new life my soul inspire. 

4. Grant that I only Thee may love 
And seek those things which are above 
Till I behold Thee face to face, 
O Light eternal, through Thy grace.