Sermon Recap: Idols and Altars

In last Sunday's passage, the Israelites heard the voice of God, and they were afraid. They asked Moses to be their spokesperson with God, and the Lord responded graciously to their fear. In this week’s passage, God graciously provides instructions for a simple altar that can be constructed anywhere to allow the Israelites to draw near to Him. Out of his abundant kindness, God provides the burnt offering to atone for each Israelite’s sin. He also provides the peace offering to restore relationship between Himself and His people. These provisions are portraits of Christ's death on the cross where he provided both atonement and peace with God for all who trust in Him.