Death is the verdict, mercy the cure, grace the gift
Leviticus 15-16/1Timothy 1-3
15:31 In this way, you will keep the people of Israel separate from things that will defile them, so they will not die as a result of defiling my Tabernacle that is right there among them.
16:34b Moses followed all these instructions that the LORD had given to him.
1:15-17 This is a true saying, and everyone should believe it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–and I was the worst of them all. But that is why God had mercy on me, so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. Glory and honor to God forever and ever. He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.
2:8 So wherever you assemble, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.
3:16 Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: Christ appeared in the flesh and was shown to be righteous by the Spirit. He was seen by angels and was announced to the nations. He was believed on in the world and was taken up into heaven.
OT Flash Points
Bodily issue – unclean
Stay separate so you won’t die for defiling the Tabernacle
Day of Atonement established after being defiled by the sin of Aaron’s sons
NT Flash Points
Do not promote controversies and speculation
Love is the basis of all activity and conversation – from a pure heart, clear conscience and sincere faith
When you assemble, do so with open and lifted hands, free from anger and controversy
“Mystery” of our faith – Jesus