Preaching Christ from Leviticus (Foundations for Expository Sermons)

Sidney Greidanus

Eerdmans Publishing

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For pastors who take seriously the commitment to incorporate the entire Bible into their preaching, Sidney Greidanus’s books on preaching Christ from the major genres of the Old Testament have been a welcome gift. In his last such volume, Greidanus engages with the Old Testament genre of law and treats a book that is often seen as the most challenging of all: Leviticus. 

Preaching Christ from Leviticus reminds pastors and congregations that key christological themes—priesthood, sacrifice, atonement, holiness—first originated in Leviticus before they came to full flower in the New Testament with the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his call to holiness. Greidanus provides the basis for fully understanding these and other themes with an exacting analysis of Leviticus and then provides the foundations for ten sermons on Leviticus through topics such as the burnt offering, the ordained priesthood, the day of atonement, the sabbatical year, and the year of jubilee, as well as the commandments to be holy, to love your neighbor, and to love aliens and enemies.

Table of Contents

1. Issues in Interpreting and Preaching Old Testament Law
2. The Burnt Offering (Leviticus 1)
3. The Ordination of Priests (Leviticus 8)
4. The LORD Accepts the First Offerings (Leviticus 9)
5. The LORD’s Judgment on Unholy Offerings (Leviticus 10)
6. Be Holy, for the LORD is Holy (Leviticus 11)
7. The Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16)
8. You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself (Leviticus 19:1–18)
9. You Shall Love Aliens and Enemies as Yourself (Leviticus 19:1–2,19–37)
10. The Sabbatical Year (Leviticus 25:1–7,18–22)
11. The Year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:8–17,23–55)
     1. Ten Steps from Text to Sermon
     2. An Expository Sermon Model
     3. Three Sermons by Ryan Faber
     4. “Jubilee Justice”: A Sermon on Leviticus 25 by Sidney Greidanus


  • Paperback
  • 333 pages
  • March 2021
  • 9780802876027