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Summary: To show that we are the living sacrifice offering offered to the LORD by ourselves, our free will, and the changes start from within.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you an offering?

Yes. A living sacrifice offering.

Romans 12:1 (Amplified Bible)

I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we are the living sacrifice offering offered to the LORD by ourselves, our free will, and the changes start from within.

IV. TEXT:

Leviticus 3:3 (Amplified Bible)

And from the sacrifice of the peace offering, an offering made by fire to the Lord, he shall offer the fat that covers and is upon the entrails,

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for my body is presented as a living sacrifice to You, well pleasing, which is my reasonable service and spiritual worship.

VI. TITLE:

Sacrifice of peace offering from priests

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Moses

B. Keywords: Access and Holiness

C. Name: derived from tribe of Levi

D. Central Person: high priest

E. Subject Matter: Digest of Divine Laws

F. Central Theme: Holy (mentioned 80 times (NIV)

G. Companion Book: Hebrews

H. Date of Writing: 1490 B.C.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Leviticus 3:3 (Amplified Bible)

And from the sacrifice of the peace offering, an offering made by fire to the Lord, he shall offer the fat that covers and is upon the entrails,

Leviticus 3:3 (King James Version)

And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

A. Sacrifice of peace offering offered to the LORD by the priest

"And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD

Offer or "qarab" in Hebrew meaning:

1. to approach for whatever purpose

2. to bring forth

3. to draw near

4. be at hand

5. be near, offer, present, produce, make ready, stand, take

Sacrifice or "min minny minney" in Hebrew meaning:

1. a part of

2. above, after, among, at, because of, by (reason of), from (among), in, X neither, X nor, (out) of, over, since, X then, through, X whether, with

Peace offering or "shelem" in Hebrew meaning:

1. requital

2. a voluntary sacrifice in offering

3. peace offering

Fire or "ishshah" in Hebrew meaning:

1. a burnt offering

2. offering, sacrifice by fire

Romans 6:6 (Amplified Bible)

We know that our old (unrenewed) self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [our] body [which is the instrument] of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no longer be the slaves of sin.

Romans 5:5 (Amplified Bible)

Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.

Matthew 15:8 (Amplified Bible)

These people draw near Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts hold off and are far away from Me.


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