“Temple worship: pleasing God, teaching tool or expressing gratitude”

Colossians 3:2-3 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things
that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

In this lecture, Yo’el Berkowitz explores the relevance of Temple worship as described in Leviticus. He will show how the Temple rituals explain and teach God’s values, Kingdom morals and beliefs. For the current and coming generations.

He will address a number of misconceptions that exist about this subject.
* Blood of bulls and goats are not given for the forgiveness of sins, and only two korbanot (sacrifices) deal with sin and then only accidental sin.
* The alter is a place of biblical covenant Worship as “Avoda”, not sacrificial worship of idols that is self serving for pleasing or appeasing a god.
* Emphasis on the meaning of korban: “drawing near”
* Not a bloody violent place, but rather the Lord’s table – for sacred celebrations of drawing near to God, to the community and to oneself.

And then specifically he will show the significance of the ‘olah’ (brandoffer) and the ‘mincha’ (spijsoffer). How are they part of Gods teaching methods? In what way does God show how He designed humanity to be? And how did it help them and can it help us to live our lives accordingly?

When: Sunday 27 January, 2019
Time: 18:30 – 21:00, we start at 19:00 please be on time
Where: Hugo en Tirtza Buitenhuis, Apollostraat 34, Aalsmeer


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