A Missional Lesson from Leviticus?

Surprisingly there are lessons on calling and acting on the Lord’s instruction from Leviticus. This is may be one of the most skipped over books of the Bible, sometimes viewed as boring, irrevalent for today or a cure for insomnia. But the first three verses of Leviticus are, in fact, worthy of our riveting attention. It gives insight as to how relationship with Him still works with us to this day. Let’s take a look.

  • The Lord summoned Moses, just as we are all called to make disciples.
  • The Lord spoke to Moses. This was a regular occurence, ust as it can be with us as we listen to His word.
  • Moses was instructed to share the message. The message was to
  • Bring an offering or sacrifice. For us it is the same to give of what the Lord has given to us–our time, talent and treasure.
    • The offering is to be unblemished—cheerfully given and the best of our time and talent.
    • The offering is to be voluntary—of our own free will.
    • The offering is to be to the Lord—visible, public. That is good motivation to give our best.

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Leviticus 1
1 Now the Lord called to Moses, and spoke to him from the tabernacle of meeting, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any one of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of the livestock—of the herd and of the flock. 3 ‘If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord.
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Nelson Malwitz, Founder MissionNext

Nelson Malwitz, Founder

Nelson Malwitz, Founder

Nelson is the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, raised in the C&MA and attended Urbana ’67 in college. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in R&D positions in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) in what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext, and serves in program development. He has been in 45 countries to work with leaders of leaders and see multiple cultures first hand.

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