Scripture taken from the New King James VersionÂ®, unless otherwise specified. Long before Jesus was crucified on the cross at Calvary, He exhorted us to take up our cross daily and follow Him, which is a condition of disciple A disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. The cross. Why is He rescuing people? I know in a night like this we have guests and visitors.
Jesus is the focal point of heaven and Welcome to Keep Believing Ministries’ audio/podcast library. Why is He saving sinners? Second Corinthians 5:14 said, “One died for all.” Verse 21, “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” First Peter 2:24 says, “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. A lot of people were flogged. We saw in the book of Acts that the apostles were flogged the way Jesus was. No one gave God this plan. Eternal exclusion from God’s presence. How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” That is Paul’s reaction to these 11 chapters of salvation theology, soteriology we call it, the theology of salvation. This is the cross that leads to the forgiveness of sins. Without Jesus there would be no heaven at all. That is the benediction that Paul gives to 11 chapters of discussion on the great truth of salvation. The Spirit is in the center, of course, of that relationship. The wages of sin is death. He preached for God’s honor. He is a satisfaction. Every word He spoke was for God’s honor. Justice had to be satisfied, and it is satisfied in the death of Christ. He loved for God.
I want you to think about it from the standpoint of God. God was pleased with what Christ did, and that’s why He raised Him from the dead. It didn’t mean His obedience was without a struggle. All sacrifices, all offerings prescribed in the Old Testament, laid out in the law of Moses, and you’re familiar with them; all of them were offered to God. Here at Grace to You Europe we take our data protection responsibilities very seriously and, as you would expect, have undertaken a significant programme of work to ensure that we are ready for this important legislative change. Used by permission. So even the death of Peter was to the glory of God. There are some people who think you need to sort of sit in a corner and conjure up feeling and conjure up joy and somehow conjure up even sorrow and tears, and have a full emotional bath before you engage in obedience. He obeyed God perfectly in every way, every second of His existence on earth. They say 30,000 Jews were crucified around Palestine in that time in human history. It didn’t mean anything to anybody else. It was all Him.
The glory of heaven is the Lamb—Jesus Christ, whose victory is celebrated without end. While the cross included us, the cross really was for God. This article is also available and sold as a booklet. The promises to us are amazing, God will honor us, but in the end our response to Him honoring us is to give Him glory.
All glory goes to God. There’s a penalty to sin. In so doing, authenticating and validating the work of Christ on the cross, God provided for us justification. His whole life was a life of obedience. The Father loves the Son.
Again, in verse 26, “It is the sacrifice of Himself.” Verse 28, “So Christ also having been offered once to bear the sins of many.” There it is again. The transcript is of the audio version. He didn’t die because He had sins of His own, because He did not. Colossians 1:20, “He reconciled us to Himself having made peace through the blood of His cross.” That same passage, “We were formerly alienated. He wants to take you to heaven. Peter also said in 1 Peter 3:18, “He died, the just One for the unjust.”. Peter affirms that when he says in 1 Peter 4:11, “In all things God is glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and the dominion forever and ever. We see it represented in many places and many forms. What an amazing reality, thank You Lord for stooping to our level in Christ and in the work that He has done that satisfies You O God. It was for God. Long before Jesus was crucified on the cross at Calvary, He exhorted us to take up our cross daily and follow Him, which is a condition of discipleA disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. (2 Corinthians 4:10-11) This is why the message of the cross is one of the central, most crucial pillars of the gospel. If you look at Hebrews chapter 9, Hebrews chapter 9. Jesus Christ is all of that to God, the sacrifice. With the third cross our entire inner being can be transformed into the image of Christ. He offers Himself,” in verse 12. He was tempted in all points like as we are, all the way through His life. It’s not the temporal, physical aspects of His death that mattered to us.
Thinking about the cross only superficially or even personally is to think about it in a minimalistic way. To Him be the glory forever. Everyone who heard the news could hardly believe it, but they knew that if it were true, this would be the party to end all […], “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (in the scroll of the book it is written of Me) to do your will, O God.’”, There is the statement of our Lord Himself, really a prophetic statement that comes out of the Old Testament book of Psalms where the Messiah Himself understands that He comes as a sacrifice in submission to God. John 6:51, “He gave His life for the life of the world.” 1 John 3:16, “He laid down His life for us.” Christ took the guilt of our sins and the punishment of our sins. The most important aspect of the cross is not about you. As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. “But for this purpose I came to this hour. Read the latest on “The Anchor Project” and how you can be support our work. The death of Jesus Christ was a sacrifice for God and a submission to God. It was for God, primarily. It was God who was disobeyed. Anchor is a “gospel book” that explains the Good News in a simple and persuasive manner. We must lift up the cross because it is the only message we have. That’s the comparison you can think about.
Help us, Lord, never to grow weary, never to become overly familiar with these truths so that they do not lift us up in joy and rejoicing. The preaching of the cross is not clouded with extravagance and immoral demands but presented with clarity and simplicity unto all men and women who are being saved. He wants to redeem you. We live in a day of loose justice at best.
Paul was gripped of the message of the cross. We’re so profoundly grateful, but it’s not an emotion that’s stirred in us in some artificial way or by some inward contemplation. And if you’re not emotional about the cross, if you’re not swept away by feelings about the cross, somehow your obedience is not legitimate. While you’re in Hebrews chapter 9, verse, 28.
Romans 1 says that, “We go out to preach for the sake of the Name.” John said the same thing in his epistles.
If you ask how He could do that, it’s because He’s an infinite person, apparently with an infinite capacity to absorb judgment. Instead […]. Father save Me from this hour?” the hour of His death. Most of us know the story very well. We’ve felt those emotions and rightly so, but I’m far more concerned that you have a true understanding of the cross than anything you might feel. God had determined that the penalty for sin is death. We’ve expressed that with all our hearts tonight haven’t we?
To disable, click the icon. He wants to save you. He was a substitute for God. Why is He saving people? He wants to take you to heaven. He has basically talked about man’s condition in the early chapters, God’s provision through Christ. (Matthew 16:24; 1 Peter 2:21-22). He was innocent, but He died in the place of the guilty. And when we remember Him, we say what He told us to say, “This is My body, which is – ” what? There was never a sacrifice offered to a priest or a prophet. We have a large congregation, a lot of new folks coming into our church. Christ having been offered once to bear the sins of many. All these are saying that Christ died as a substitute. Normally, for a given sermon title, our website features the audio and video that were recorded during the same worship service. We sent you an email. Listen to or download a digital audio version of one of these messages or receive them via our podcast and feed. His names tell us how he can help us. He worshipped for God’s honor. In his letters, we see how highly he values the cross; it permeated the whole of his life and preaching. Such was the case for the sermon titled "I and the Father Are One, Part 2," the transcript of which follows below. It is the gospel in one verse. There was never a sacrifice to be offered to a king in Israel. What does that mean? This is discussed in the New Testament with an interesting term” propitiation. Everything Christ did was for God. The cross is mentioned a number of times in the Bible, but most significantly in the letters of Paul. It was not transferrable. We look at it. There are several statements, of course, back in chapter 7. Father, glorify your name.”. It’s easy to become sentimental about the cross. This is what God required.
Oh yes, oh yes. His obedience, His perfect obedience rendered Him consistent with what God required for an acceptable sacrifice. Chapter 12 starts a practical aspect of the book of Romans, but notice how it wraps up. It was for God, primarily. As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. He took our sins and the full wrath of God against our sins, all the people through all history who will ever believe, and absorbed it all in three hours. To enable Smart Transcript, click this icon or click anywhere in the transcript. I’ll take you back there. He believed for God’s honor. Can You Trust God With the Details of Your Life? God required punishment. Yet, it is much more than a symbol and has great meaning and significance.
As I think about what I want to draw to your attention it is simply this: I want you to understand the most important aspect of the cross.
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