Leviticus Resources {Week 3}

Welcome

Welcome back to Leviticus! You are doing a phenomenal job, keep up the great work! This post is about our third week, it we will see we are called to be holy. Holiness is one of the great graces God gives us. My APPLY for this week is about how we become holy and what it means.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of the workbook yet, purchase here. You can check out YouTube to see what is included in the workbook and what to expect from the study.

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Monday, June 18 Chapter 11
Tuesday, June 19 Chapter 12
Wednesday, June 20 Chapter 13
Thursday, June 21 Chapter 14
Friday, June 22 Chapter 15

As I said in one of the preview videos, I like to have posters of the memory verse as well as note cards around my house and my car to help me with the memory work. You can download a FREE 8.5″ x 11″ poster and a 3″ x 5″ card by clicking the image below.

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This Week

Social Media

On Saturday, June 23 I will be going live in our private website to discuss our first week. During this time I will answer any questions you may have and discuss our readings. Join us at 8:30am CST.

Follow me on social media so we can connect and encourage one another on this journey. I am on all social media @TheGenFem. Use #TheGenFem or #BADLeviticus for Bible-A-Day so we can keep up with all the fun being done!

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Share this study with your friends at Church or on your social media so we can all come together and share our faith and encourage one another. Uplifting one another is one ofthe most important things we can do in our faith.

Application

We are holy because God is holy. I suppose I can stop this post there, right? I’m holy because I believe God is holy and he is the Lord of my heart. The problem with this method of thinking is that it relinquishes our free will. Just because I believe in God and I have welcomed him into my heart, doesn’t mean I always rise to the standards he has set for his people. The reality is, I’m broken, I have sins on my soul. So can I be holy and sinful? Nope! We see in this week’s memory verse that God says we are holy because he is holy, AFTER he gives a ton of commands. It’s through our compliance that our holiness becomes perfected.

By God’s grace we have the capacity for holiness and perfection. It doesn’t come from our resolve, our strength, our virtue, it comes from the one who gives us strength, resolve, and virtue. Apart from God, we can’t be perfected. I guess what I’m trying to say is that this whole relationship with the divine thing is a two way street. God saves the people in Exodus from the oppression of the Egyptians in the same way he frees us from the bondage of original sin. He then invites the people into the covenant with him on Mount Sinai by giving them several commands concerning how to live their lives. We will soon see the consequences of disobedience…and it isn’t holiness. That holiness comes from holding up our end of the bargain in the covenant with God. He offers us an invitation, we can take or reject it; we can take it, then reject it; or we can accept it every moment of every day, committing ourselves at each turn to follow the Father’s commands, to accept the sacrifice of the Son, and obey the promptings of Spirit who is the one who makes us holy. When we follow the tugs on our heart by the Spirit, he leads us down the path of righteousness, it is he who allows us the opportunity to enter into the full covenant relationship with God we are called to. There is nothing we can do apart from him.


Resources

pray

 

Leviticus color bookmark

Tools

Proclick P50 Binding System
Crayola Twistables
NABRE Answers Bible


Last Week

In case you missed last week, you can check it here.

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This blog is my way of sharing my faith with the world. I want to show young people, being Catholic is amazing and that God loves them. To help me in my mission to share the gospel with teens and young adults, please prayerfully consider becoming a contributor. You can find out how here.

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Leviticus Resources {Week 2}

Welcome

Welcome back! I hope your first week in Leviticus went well. Do you see what I meant about this not being the book to start with? Hopefully the video previews each week and my APPLYs will help keep things relevant and interesting. Speaking of APPLY, check out mine for this week, it’s about choosing a home church.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of the workbook yet, purchase here. You can check out YouTube to see what is included in the workbook and what to expect from the study.

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Monday, June 11 Chapter 6
Tuesday, June 12 Chapter 7
Wednesday, June 13 Chapter 8
Thursday, June 14 Chapter 9
Friday, June 15 Chapter 10

As I said in one of the preview videos, I like to have posters of the memory verse as well as note cards around my house and my car to help me with the memory work. You can download a FREE 8.5″ x 11″ poster and a 3″ x 5″ card by clicking the image below.

memory 2


This Week

Social Media

On Saturday, June 9 I will be going live in our private website to discuss our first week. During this time I will answer any questions you may have and discuss our readings. Join us at 8:30am CST.

Follow me on social media so we can connect and encourage one another on this journey. I am on all social media @TheGenFem. Use #TheGenFem or #BADLeviticus for Bible-A-Day so we can keep up with all the fun being done!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Share this study with your friends at Church or on your social media so we can all come together and share our faith and encourage one another. Uplifting one another is one ofthe most important things we can do in our faith.

Application

If this is  your first Bible-A-Day study, you may not know how keen I am on worshipping God the way he asks us to worship him. I think in our modern culture we have this idea that we can worship God how we want, how we feel most comfortable, how we feel best. It is very easy for us to say we like the way a particular minister gives sermons, the music selection at a particular church, or the vibe we get there. I’m not going to say these things are bad, but they may miss the point.

Worship means sacrifice. As we are seeing in Leviticus, the priests have to perform a lot of sacrifices. The responsibility of the priest is to perform these sacrifices, not to give the people a sermon they like, play music they like, or build a structure they like. They are there to perform sacrifices. This then begs the questions, what is the responsibility of modern priests, and just as important, what’s our role in all this?

First of all, modern priests are responsible for making Christ’s sacrifice on the cross present to us in the modern day. They do this through the consecration of the Eucharist. Jesus was the last sacrifice, the perfect sacrifice. Since his saving act on Good Friday, we no longer have to perform these rituals in the same way the ancient Israelites had to, but the ideas behind these prescriptions are still valid.

The second questions pertaining to what our role is, can also be answered through Leviticus. The people present themselves and their offerings to the priest. They are called to make atonement when they do wrong, and to celebrate God’s mighty acts of kindness and mercy. It is our job to obey God’s commands, all of them. That means living lives devoted to him and worshipping the way he instructs. We cannot change worship or decide what we want to sacrifice, when we want to sacrifice, or how to sacrifice. Bible study is a fantastic start, but it’s only a start. Daily prayer is a wonderful start, but it’s only a start. When it comes to fulfilling our end of the covenant with God, we must worship the way he calls.

That worship happens in the Church, with the sacraments. Each of the sacraments is vital for the sanctification of the Body of Christ. I’m going through them in my Learning Through Liturgy study but we also touch on them in this Bible-A-Day program. In this book we see much of the importance of Holy Orders. In Genesis we saw Baptism, and in Exodus we saw Eucharist. Any church that holds to all seven of the sacraments, particularly Holy Orders and Eucharist, are churches we can explore.

I talk with my dad often about the bones of worship and the flesh of worship. The location, the music, and even the sermons are flesh. These can change based on where we are most comfortable. The bones are the sacraments. They are our rest stops in life’s journey and we need them, God gave them to us for this purpose, to be our guide and our rest as we walk toward heaven.

In more simple terms: I will go to any Catholic church. There I will find the Eucharist, valid Holy Orders, Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, and Matrimony. Gothic Revival architecture and vampire organs are my preference, however I will go to a church with art deco architecture and guitars…as long as they make present the sacrifice of Christ on the cross at every Mass. Nothing short of the Eucharist is worshipping God the way he has designed for us.


Resources

pray

 

Leviticus color bookmark

Tools

Proclick P50 Binding System
Crayola Twistables
NABRE Answers Bible


Last Week

In case you missed last week, you can check it here.

resources 1

This blog is my way of sharing my faith with the world. I want to show young people, being Catholic is amazing and that God loves them. To help me in my mission to share the gospel with teens and young adults, please prayerfully consider becoming a contributor. You can find out how here.

Contains affiliate links.

Leviticus Resources {Week 1}

Welcome

Welcome to the book of Leviticus! I’m thrilled we are going through this together, this book is going to be a team effort kind of project. Leviticus is no easy feat but it is definitely important. As I’ve said, this where the bible loses some people, myself included. But when I persevered, I felt so amazing after and I want to be here to help you do the same. So here we go, week 1!

This post is all about the first week of Leviticus. Here you will find our reading plan, memory verse, and a reflection of mine from the week. Watch the video so you have a preview of what will be going on this week, then read my APPLY. It focuses on accountability.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of the workbook yet, purchase here. You can check out YouTube to see what is included in the workbook and what to expect from the study.

reading plan 1

Monday, June 4 Chapter 1
Tuesday, June 5 Chapter 2
Wednesday, June 6 Chapter 3
Thursday, June 7 Chapter 4
Friday, June 8 Chapter 5

As I said in one of the preview videos, I like to have posters of the memory verse as well as note cards around my house and my car to help me with the memory work. You can download a FREE 8.5″ x 11″ poster and a 3″ x 5″ card by clicking the image below.

memory 1


This Week

Social Media

On Saturday, June 2 I will be going live in our private website to discuss our first week. During this time I will answer any questions you may have and discuss our readings. Join us at 8:30am CST.

Follow me on social media so we can connect and encourage one another on this journey. I am on all social media @TheGenFem. Use #TheGenFem or #BADLeviticus for Bible-A-Day so we can keep up with all the fun being done!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Share this study with your friends at Church or on your social media so we can all come together and share our faith and encourage one another. Uplifting one another is one ofthe most important things we can do in our faith.

Application

Ignorance is bliss…right? Apparently, it isn’t. We see this week that God holds people accountable for the sins they commit, even inadvertently. One of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child is to raise them in the way they should go. Unfortunately, not all parents take this responsibility to the extent God calls the Israelites to. If you have gone through the other studies, you may remember God’s blessings come through families as do his laws. Of course, following God’s laws, create space in one’s life for more blessings. This is a lesson a lot of modern parents need to know.

As some of you may have heard, I’m a convert. I was raised by, what my dad calls, hippies. He was all about my brother and I finding our own way in religion, he wanted us to explore our spirituality and discover the way we should go on our own. The problem with this methodology in child rearing is that we do it for NOTHING else. How many parents say, I’m just going to let my kid discover the frequency at which they should brush their teeth; I’m going to let my kid explore what foods are best to eat for dinner, cruciferous vegetables or cupcakes; I’m going to let my kid play in a busy street, so they can feel the freedom to make their own decisions. This is not effective parenting.

It is critical both to the salvation and maturation of young people, to provide them with the boundaries and code of ethics they can use to navigate their lives. Now, that doesn’t mean parents force their children into their particular theology. There comes a time in every person’s life when they have to do what I call, buying in. When a young person becomes a teenager, around the time of the Sacrament of Confirmation in America, the person should be given the space to explore and discover. But as they are learning new ideas, they have a strong biblical and moral foundation.

As I’m sure we can all agree, life is difficult. The evil one throws a lot at us on any given day, and if a child doesn’t know they can lean on the Holy Spirit when they are in need of wisdom and strength, they will falter. And this does have consequences for their souls, because God holds us accountable.


Resources

pray

 

Leviticus color bookmark

Tools

Proclick P50 Binding System
Crayola Twistables
NABRE Answers Bible


Last Week

In case you missed the preview I posted last week, you can check it out here. It is a good introduction to the study to help get you started by putting you in the right mindset for the book of Leviticus.

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m enthusiastic about this study and I’m pleased to be doing it on the blog with this community. I am here for you if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I pray your first week goes well, and I to see you in the private group on Saturday!

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