Don’t Defile Yourself (Leviticus 21)

Leviticus 21:1 1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people: Special instructions are given in Leviticus 21 for the Levitical priests so that they would not defile themselves or the tabernacle. There are […]

Cleansed from Uncleanness!​ (Leviticus 14)

Leviticus 14:19 19 And the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed from his uncleanness; and afterward he shall kill the burnt offering: As traumatic as the diagnosis of leprosy was in Leviticus 13, the ceremony celebrating cleansing from leprosy was even more dramatic! Once […]

Snode Ministry Update

It is so exciting to watch God build and grow His church. I really enjoy helping people discover and use their spiritual gifts, and then watch as God uses them in the ministry. Since the constitution of the church last month, we have continued to see good progress with people inviting their friends to church, […]

Unclean (Leviticus 13)

Leviticus 13:45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. Leviticus 13 contains instructions for how the priests were to identify genuine leprosy so that those with this disease (uncurable at […]

Grace and Compassion For All (Leviticus​ 12)

Leviticus 12:8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean. All through the Bible, we find […]

Impacting Every Area of Life (Leviticus 11)

Knowing God impacts every area of our lives. For the nation of Israel, it meant a whole new way of living, including a whole new menu. God gave them a very clear list of what they could and could not eat. Though there were certainly some dietary and hygienic reasons for this list, the primary […]

Erring Through Wine (Leviticus 10)

“Erred through wine” – That phrase comes from Isaiah 28:7 where the God is rebuking the “drunkards of Ephraim” which included even the priest and the prophet. Notice what that verse says: “But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; The priest and the prophet have erred […]

Growth Is Hard But Essential

I love routine. And I hate change. But change is inevitable in life and essential for effective leadership and ministry. It seems that every year, I expect that things will continue much as they did last year. I think that my children will stay the same size, my leadership skills can remain the same, and […]

Go Unto the Altar (Leviticus 9)

Leviticus 9:7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the Lord commanded. 87 times in the book of Leviticus, the […]

Consecrated As Priests (Leviticus 8)

Leviticus 8:33 33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you. The word “consecration” means setting or installing. It was the same word that was used when the […]