Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

These discussion questions are from our young adult group meetings at our congregation. Please feel free to print out and use any of these materials for your group meetings and discussions. We pray that these will be a blessing to you all.

The discussion questions below were authored and formatted by Grace Chen.

Note: This is a more in-depth discussion and you may want to discuss it over two sessions instead of one.

Before the meeting:

  • Read Leviticus 23:26-32, Leviticus 16, Leviticus 25:9-10, and Isaiah 58
  • Read the discussion questions and prepare your answers

Remember that this is a discussion! Prepare answers to as many questions as you can. Pray to the Lord to open your eyes as you read His Word. If you are not sure how to answer a question, don’t feel bad! Leave it blank for now, and during the discussion, write down notes from other people’s insights.

Discussion Questions

  1. Read Leviticus 23:26-32. When is Yom Kippur? What does God command us to do on this day?
  2. Read Leviticus 16 and Leviticus 25:9-10. List some other events that happen specifically on Yom Kippur.
  3. Read Hebrews 9. How does Yom Kippur and the rituals in the earthly tabernacle foreshadow Yeshua and His work in the heavenly tabernacle?
  4. Read Isaiah 58. What is God’s purpose for this fast? Feel free to share any other insights you learned from this passage.
  5. Does your family or other people you know have special traditions related to Yom Kippur? Please share!
  6. Application: What is one way you would like to repent and return to God’s ways for Yom Kippur this year?

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