Summary: A look at the Day of Attonment and the important role of the blood in sacrifice. This sermon helps to illustrate Christ as the lamb of God.

I. Introduction (Leviticus 16:1-2)

A. The Blood Sacrifice

1. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)

2. No Forgiveness with out the shedding of Blood (Hebrews 9:11)

3. The Life of flesh is in the blood. (Leviticus 17:11)

4. There was blood from the beginning (Genesis 3:21)

B. Yom Kippur Background – Christ is our high priest and ultimate sacrifice

C. Leviticus 16:1-2 Background

II. The Role of the Priest (Leviticus 16:3-6; 11-13)

A. Leave his family to prepare for one week

B. Bathed and put on his hole linen tunic (Bells and Rope)

C. Offer sacrifice for other himself and other priest

D. Prepare the Sacrifice of the Nation

E. Burnt incense to protect himself

F. Hebrews 9:11

III. The role of the Sacrifice (Leviticus 16:7-8; 15-16)

A. two goats – one for the nation and the scapegoat

B. The blood was spread on the mercy seat of the arch of the covenant

C. This sacrifice was for the nation.

D. Hebrews 9:12-14

IV. The role of the Scapegoat (Leviticus 16:8-10; 20-22)

A. used to take the sins of Israel to a far off place

B. carried the sins on his back

V. Conclusion (Leviticus 16:29-34)

A. This day was used as a memorial to all of Israel

B. God provided a way for Israel sins to be forgiven

C. Hebrews 9:24-26 Hebrews 10:1-4

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