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Introduction to Leviticus {Resources for Chapters 1-5}

Join Good Morning Girls as we read through the Bible cover to cover one chapter a day. Here are the resources you need to study the Book of Leviticus. #Biblestudy #Leviticus #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

Welcome to the Introduction of the Book of Leviticus.

This is going to be a challenging book to study but we cannot skip it. For those who were with us for our study in the book of Exodus, you may well remember reading chapter after chapter after chapter of God’s commands to Israel on how to build the tabernacle.

Leviticus picks up right where the book of Exodus ended, so chronologically, we must do Leviticus next.

The title “Leviticus” means, matters of the Levites.  The Tribe of Levi (also known as Levites) were the priestly tribe of Israel.

Leviticus is God’s instructions to the priests on how to assist Israel in worship and living a holy life.

We will see ceremonial and civil laws that are not meant for us to practice in our lives today so we must be very careful with our applications of this book.

The key points we should take away from each chapter is the seriousness of our sin, the need for blood to cover over our sin, and the need for atonement.

All of the sacrificial elements of Leviticus point to the death of Jesus on the cross.  When Jesus died he declared, “It is finished.”  He was the final sacrifice.

This week we will look at the 5 different offerings:

Chapter 1: Burnt Offerings

Chapter 2: Grain Offerings

Chapter 3: Peace Offerings

Chapter 4: Sin Offerings

Chapter 5: Guilt Offerings

All of the offerings were specific in detail and all of the offerings were burnt. The offering’s smoke was a pleasing aroma to God.   This symbolized the worshiper’s obedience to God and need to be purged of sin.

How should we apply Leviticus?

We should not be concerned with attempting to practice these laws but rather our focus should be on the character of our God displayed through His laws.  His holiness is timeless.  Leviticus is a shadow of Christ and his redemptive work on the cross.

So let’s get started!!!!

Good Morning Girls Resources {Leviticus 1-5}

Here is the Leviticus Bible Bookmark Reading Plan

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{Click here to print the Leviticus Bookmark}

 Here is the printable Leviticus eJournal for logging your SOAK study:

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 This week’s Bible Reading Plan:

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This week’s Group Discussion (and personal reflection) Questions

Please note: There are only 2 this week due to the nature of the content.

{A special thank you to the GMG leadership team who created these for us – Misty, Mandy, Rosilind and Bridget}:


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This week’s Meditation Verse:

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Print just 1 copy (pictured above) or print 4 copies (pictured below) on one page.

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More details:

Every Monday, here on the blog,  I will provide resources including the weekly Bible Reading Plan,  Reflection and Discussion Questions and a verse for meditation & memorization.

Every Friday, here on the blog, we will fellowship surrounding the reading for the week including a devotional where I invite you to share your insights along with a “Blogging Through the Bible” link-up for bloggers.

Where else:

During the week, I invite you to join us EVERY weekday morning at 7:45am on Facebook to discuss the day’s reading assignment.  Join us here -> Facebook/GoodMorningGirlsWLW. This is such great accountability!

You can also join the #GoodMorningGirls community by following me on ->  Instagram  and sharing your insights using the hashtag #GoodMorningGirls.

How to Study:

Grab your Bible and read one chapter a day.

You want more?  

Here is an explanation of the SOAK method:

S – The S stands for Scripture

O – The O stands for Observation

A – The A stands for Application

K – The K stands for Kneeling in Prayer

And the Bible Coloring Chart:

GMG Bible Coloring Chart

Bible Coloring Chart Bookmark 2Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart

(if you can’t see this video click here)

Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I use:

Highlighters -> Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider

Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens

Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils

I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible as my personal Bible for study.
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There is no right or wrong way to do this.

Example of color coded Bible

If you don’t do Facebook,  join me and the #GoodMorningGirls community on Instagram. I post the verse of the day, every day and pictures of my Bible color coding.

I’m so proud of you for taking on this challenge.

Meet me back here this Friday to discuss our reading!  I am so looking forward to Friday!  Till then…

Walk with the King,

Courtney

For even more background: Mandy from Worshipful Living made this video all about the background of Leviticus.  Mandy is on the GMG Leadership team and I’m so grateful for her insight below:

(if you can’t see this video – click here to view it)

Are you looking for a GMG group to join?  The groups are closed at this time.

The forum will re-open for re-grouping, the last week in May.  I will announce it here on the blog and on my social media when it opens, so be sure to subscribe via email along the sidebar or follow me on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss out!

36 Comments

  1. This will be my first study with GMG but I’m excited to start. The content of Leviticus is a little daunting to me but I’m ready for the challenge 🙂 All of the resources are wonderful and I really can’t wait to use them. I’m a visual girl so they have me thrilled!

  2. About ten years ago I went through a period where I had real trouble falling asleep. A friend suggested reading Leviticus, suggesting to me it was very boring book of the Bibleand this had helped her fall asleep soundly. To me it had the oposite effect! I thought it was so interesting and felt so thankful that through Jesus we have direct access to God and our sins can be forgiven. Looking forward to read it again!

  3. I studied Leviticus with a group once and was so amazed at how much was in there. I didn’t get half of it, and with this hands-on study I know I will internalize it much better. Thanks to all making this possible.Thanks Rikki for inviting me. This is a God thing for me. Exactly what I need.

  4. This will be my first study with GMG and I am super excited. I can honestly say that I have never really study the book of Leviticus. Thank you for making bible study so approachable and organized!

    1. Welcome Katie!

      So glad you are here! I can’t wait to see what we learn together as we walk through Leviticus!

      Thanks for joining us!
      Lots of Love,
      Courtney

  5. I am looking forward to studying / reading my 3rd book of the Bible (ever) with GoodMorningGirls. It has been a very timely blessing.

  6. I am actually really excited to start this book! I’m starting a lot of “new” things this week and I am going to love digging in to this next book of the Bible!

  7. Thank you so much for putting this together ladies!! I noticed there is no print out for the discussion questions, like there were for Matthew. Is there anyway to get all of them or a print out for the week?

  8. I printed the new color chart today. I printed the bookmark and folded and taped it and then taped the color chart on the back. Now no more flipping to my color page when I am trying to journal and color code my Bible. Thank you!

  9. I started this bible study with the book of Exodus but let work and just every day life distract me and I stopped midway through. I was also a little shy about posting because I’ve never done been part of a bible study group or really spent much time studying the bible.

    I’m excited to start fresh with the book of Leviticus. I know it’s going to be a challenge but I want to commit myself to making God’s word a part of my every day life.

    1. I’m so glad you are back Frances and recommitted! I have stopped and started a thousands times in life. The key is that we keep on getting back up when we fall down.

      So glad you are joining us! We are here for you. <3
      Lots of Love,
      Courtney

  10. Looking forward to starting this book together. 🙂

    I also was wondering if we could get all the questions in a printout like we did for Matthew? It was a great resource to have on hand. Thanks for all your continuing hard work to prepare these things for us.

  11. Hello, and good morning to you ladies!!! I’m so excited to start somewhere in the bible, and then the book of Leviticus as well. I just got threw reading the first chapter, and even mentioned at the beginning it was saying it was challenging, and scary,which it was, but I had the gut to get threw it, lol!!! I looking forward to learning, having more knowledge, and to be able to be in a group with ladies sharing the word of God!!

  12. hi! I’m a newbie! I stay in South Africa so i wont be able to be online the same time as you guys. I really want to learn more about what God wants for me and how i can be closer to Him. He is really working in my life and the last 3years was very hard but praise God for that because i grew closer to Him.

    1. Praising the Lord for the work He is doing in your life Vanessa. 🙂 May you continue to feel His presence as you draw closer to Him. So glad you are joining all of us… This is an amazing group of ladies and I truly believe Courtney is anointed by the Lord to lead and guide us women into a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior.

  13. Hi all, I am a newbie, I came in just as the break was happening, but I did dive into Matthew a little bit following the SOAK and the Color chart methods. I am super excited to be reading Leviticus right now. I am on a different schedule, however, I do most of my Bible Study at the end of the night, and school work during the day. I look forward to working with you all.
    God Bless
    Tori

    1. Hi Tori,

      I can remember Courtney posting a video when Good Morning Girls started and she mentioned that some on her accountability group did “Good Evening/Night Girls”. There is no set time, whatever is convenient for your season of life, God will meet with you as you strive to read His word daily and spend time with Him. 🙂 Keep going and know this community is always here to spur one another on. 🙂

  14. Excited to study the book of Leviticus with you all, this is the 3rd book of the Bible I’m studying with you.I’m using the SOAK study. I LOVE it.

  15. This is one book that to be honest, I’ve never spent much time studying. So, I’m very excited to go through it with GMG!!
    -Marley

  16. It has been very encouraging reading all the comments, I am so excited for all the women participating! I know the Lord is going to bless each and every one of us for our faithfulness to draw closer to Him. Like Mandy mentioned in her video, ALL God’s word is used for teaching, reprove, correction and that includes Leviticus. I know it is going to be a challenge for all of us, but I believe the Lord is going to meet with us on the pages of His precious word and when we gather together virtually to discuss. Where two or three are gathered… He will be with them. I am beyond excited to draw closer to the Lord through Leviticus and THANK YOU Courtney and your team for your leadership and responding to the high call of leading many women to the very throne room of the Almighty.

    Take care everyone,
    Misty

  17. I am so glad to be joining an online Bible Study. This works so well with my work schedule. I love all the resources. Thanks.

    1. Dear Abi,

      The forum will re-open for re-grouping, the last week in May. I will announce it here on the blog and on my social media when it opens, so be sure to subscribe via email along the sidebar or follow me on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss out!

      Lots of Love,
      Courtney

  18. One bible teacher who comments a lot on Leviticus (there aren’t many) is Dr. Michael Rydelnik– his radio (also podcast) show is called Open Line on Moody Radio. He is a Messianic Jew and his recent discussions of Passover and the Old Testament have been helpful to me –and especially how much Christ, and Paul in Romans and the writer of Hebrews makes to the Law, that I didn’t even see before. It really showed me that I need to read this content. Just in case this is helpful for anyone.

    Excited to start a new book with you Courtney! I’m a long time fan. You have opened my eyes to so many wonderful teachers and so much great content. You are a true gem. Hugs, Jennifer

    1. Jennifer,

      I had Dr. Rydelnik for multiple classes in college at Moody Bible!!!!! I have not searched for his resources on-line but I will do that now – that would be so perfect. Thanks for suggesting this!!!

      Lots of Love,
      Courtney

      1. I knew you were a Moody grad from your book but I had never considered that you might personally know some of the teachers I listen to on the radio (actually podcasts). I hope my children go to Moody someday. Enjoyed your first Wednesday Q and A. Hugs and blessings!

  19. I have been going through your Bible Reading Plans on my own and I love it! I am almost done with Leviticus (only chapter 27 to go), and am wondering where I can find what’s next? I scramble each month to find the next month’s reading plan. Can someone help, please?

    Thank you!

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