NextLevel Online: The Pentateuch

Session 9: A God who is Holy

In Session 9, we talk about moral laws, ritual laws, civil laws. We also discuss what we should do with all these laws and a suggested approach on how to see these laws through Christ.



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What should we do with all these laws?

  • The Traditional Model: Moral Laws, Ritual Laws, Civil Laws

A Suggested Approach: Seeing the Laws through Christ

  • Step 1: What did the law originally mean?

  • Step 2: What is at stake in the law?

  • Step 3: How does this fit into God’s plan?

  • Step 4: How does this apply to us?

The Laws of the Pentateuch

  • A Case Study: Exodus 23:4

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • What has the Christian Church typically done with Old Testament Law? Have we sought to interpret it? Ignored it? Taught it?

  • Look up Leviticus 19:27. In the ancient Near East, hair was considered one of the central parts of a person’s essence, along with their blood. Hair and hair clippings were often used in pagan magic rituals. What’s more, it was considered disgraceful culturally to selectively trim or drastically cut one’s hair (see 2 Samuel 10:4 and Nehemiah 13:25). Using the four step process discussed in the video, how do you think we are to see this law in light of Christ?

  • What implications does Christ’s atonement for sins and the justification of believers have for the way we read Old Testament Law?

  • How would you answer objections to the Bible from an unbeliever who cites the Old Testament Law as contradictory, oppressive, or antiquated?

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