What does it mean that God is holy?
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As a group, discuss some of the ways God’s holiness is similar to the dangers and benefits of the sun. Review the video [0:36-2:05], or read Exodus 3:1-12, Leviticus 9:23-24, and Leviticus 10:1-3 to explore more.
Let’s read Leviticus 15:25-30 and Numbers 19:11-12. How does God provide a way to be purified from these two examples of ritual impurity?
Read Isaiah 6:1-7 and discuss God’s reply when Isaiah admits his impurity. What does this tell us about God’s character?
When Jesus arrives, he touches diseased and dead people. What is going on? Read Matthew 9:20-26, paying attention to what happens to Jesus and others. How does Jesus mirror God’s response to Isaiah in Isaiah 6:1-7? How is Jesus also like the priest in Leviticus 15:25-30 and the cleansing water in Numbers 19:11-12? What does this tell us about the identity of Jesus?
Take time to discuss other themes, questions, or key takeaways from what you learned together.