Tag: Atonement

Priests in the Old Testament

In the Old Testament, priests were used to carry out the religious rituals of Israel. Priests served as mediators between God and people. When Israelites wanted to make offerings to God, they would take their offering (usually an animal) to the priest who would make the sacrifice for them. Priests played important roles by confessing the sins of the people and making atonement for the sins of Israel. They taught the law to God’s people. Israel had a high priest who was a descendant of Aaron (Exodus 29:29-30). He would carry out the offering on the Day of Atonement...

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Inside the Old Testament temple

In the Old Testament the people of God set up a temporary place of worship called the “tabernacle”. During the reign of Solomon, son of David, the tabernacle finally gave way to a permanent temple. This first temple is known as Solomon’s Temple.

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What is the Ransom Theory?

The Ransom Theory is one of the many terms used to describe the atoning work of Jesus on the cross. The emphasis of the Ransom Theory is that Jesus’ death on the cross was the means by which a ransom was paid to buy us out of slavery to sin. In biblical times, the buying and selling of slaves was a common practice. In one Roman slave market around the time of Jesus, more than 10,000 slaves were bought and sold every day. Sometimes if a loved one or friend was captured and going to be sold as a slave,...

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The 5 Kinds of Old Testament Sacrifices

The book of Leviticus outlines five different offerings that the Israelite people sacrificed to God. Each of these offerings carried deep significance for the people, and pointed forward to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus.

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Today’s Verse

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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