May 25, 2012
The pages of Scripture are bloodied with the theme of sacrifice. From beginning to end, God has woven into the fabric of redemptive history the crimson thread of slain offerings, and most significantly, the slain Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. For all its glory, the sacrificial death of Christ can be seen most clearly in relief against the background of the OT sacrificial system. Over the next several week, we will engage in an exploratory study of OT sacrifice, namely examining its practice, its purpose, the problem it poses, and its relationship to the promises of Christ’s sacrifice. Today, we begin with the practice of OT sacrifice.