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Day of Atonement

The Day of Atonement is mentioned in the Bible in the book of Leviticus, chapter 16:29-30. God commanded that his people, the nation of Israel, fast for their sins.  The Day of Atonement is known to the Jewish nation as Yom Kippur. Fasting was a normal practice for those in the Old Testament, and this practice can be also seen in the early church of the New Testament.

 1. Read Leviticus chapter 16. 

2. Define the word "atonement" 

3. In the New Testament we read: "And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement" (Romans 5:11). Notice that joy is one gift received, because of the gift of the Lord Jesus Christ. List below the benefits you have received because of having received the atonement for your sin.