Perhaps you’ll want to complain about misleading advertising, but I figured if I put the word “Leviticus” in the title you might not click on the link. Referred to in my circles as “the bible study killer,” Leviticus is a book that we often avoid—unless we’re finding it hard to get to sleep one night. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Trust me. Because that’s what we’re studying over the next week or so.
Now I’m not quite as confident as Rob Bell. (Disclaimer: mentioning Rob Bell in a post in no way suggests I endorse any theological positions he may hold.) Back before he was famous, he planted a church in Michigan, in 1999. And for the first year of his church plant – which had the specific mission of reaching people who had never been to church before – he preached from the book of Leviticus. For the whole year. Why?