He believed for God’s honor. ActiveChristianityÂ® by Brunstad Christian Church explores how Godâs Word challenges and empowers us to live 100% according to His will, so we no longer need to fall in sin, but can come to a life of victory. It’s an “Oh” because there aren’t enough words in his vocabulary. And all of that leads to another wonderful reality. “ – given for you. All these are saying that Christ died as a substitute.
3. Not only was it an offering to God obviously, but it was an act of submission to God because it was obedience to God’s requirement.
So that they can come to heaven and glorify Him forever. This is an experience that a lot of people had. Sign up for our emails and use it to grow in your faith as well as to encourage others. © 2020 Grace to You. The preaching of the Cross is a Simple Message. Thirdly, the death of Christ was a substitution to God. All rights reserved. He wants to forgive your sins. It isn’t being superficial and emotional about the fact that Jesus was beaten or that He had nails put through His hands. In every sense, the cross and the death of Christ was for God.
With the third cross our entire inner being can be transformed into the image of Christ. His obedience, His perfect obedience rendered Him consistent with what God required for an acceptable sacrifice. Christ endured that penalty for His people willingly. 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. âFor the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.â 1 Corinthians 1:18. âFor I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.â 1 Corinthians 2:2. âI have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and theÂ lifeÂ which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.â Galatians 2:20. A disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. Christ having been offered once to bear the sins of many. We see it represented in many places and many forms. Without Jesus there would be no heaven at all. 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. That is absolutely crucial. 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 didn’t mean anything to anybody else. We’ve expressed that with all our hearts tonight haven’t we? He was the Lamb of God offered to God as a sacrifice.
God’s holiness required wrath. Purchase or download Christian literature at Christian BookShop, the online bookstore for Hidden Treasures Foundation Publishers (HTFP)/Stiftelsen Skjulte Skatter Forlag (SSSF). That is, Christ’s death then was a means of bringing sons to God, bringing sons to God. These references show clearly that the cross is the crucial key, the very means by which we can follow Jesus on the new and living way into sanctification.
There was never a sacrifice offered to a man. There are several statements, of course, back in chapter 7.
He loved for God. If you look at Hebrews chapter 9, Hebrews chapter 9. We must lift up the cross because it is the only message we have. It was God who was dishonored. He preached for God’s honor. 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. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. Somehow something is missing that trivializes your obedience.
God was transgressed. Verse 34, “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? You say, “Wait a minute, I thought salvation was for us.” No, not really. Such was the case for the sermon titled "I and the Father Are One, Part 2," the transcript of which follows below.
Every word He spoke was for God’s honor. In the earliest days Christians recognized each other by declaring “Jesus is Lord.” It took several generations for the cross to become the universal symbol of the Christian faith. He talks about the wisdom and knowledge of God being unsearchable and unfathomable. He submitted to Him in all things, and it culminated in death. Everlasting hell, that’s the death, eternal death, eternal punishment.
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. We have been purchased for God.
He wants to save you.
Some people are surprised to learn that in the beginning Christianity had no recognized symbol.
I know that may surprise you a little bit because we have literally been drowned in a sea of emphasis on the fact that Christ died for you, that God loves you, God loves you. People commit horrible crimes and get off with a slap o… Jesus said in John 17, “He came into the world to glorify the Father.” In John 7, he says, “He seeks the glory if the one who sent Him.” In John 8 he says, “I do not seek My own glory.” In John 12, listen to these words from our Lord, verse 27 and 28, “Now my soul has become troubled, and what shall I say? It was God who was the recipient of every sacrifice.
It is the gospel in one verse.
He was commanded to do so by the Father, and He willingly submitted to that command. God had determined that the penalty for sin is death. Peter’s death was the death of one man. The death of Jesus Christ was a sacrifice for God and a submission to God. 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. That may surprise you. It was the death that satisfied divine justice. The Father sent Him into the world as the substitute for us, the death due to us for sin. Then just eight years later, they began arresting these Muslim converts to Christianity. Here are three answers to that question. It was God who was disobeyed. This is the emphasis in the New Testament on reconciliation. It was a submission to God. (Matthew 16:24; 1 Peter 2:21-22) ... ship. Here's a brief explanation why. Yet, it is much more than a symbol and has great meaning and significance. Most of us know the story very well. God is fully satisfied with the work of his Son. All contributions are tax-deductible. A lot of people were flogged. 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. He was a substitute for God. The death of Christ was a sacrifice to God. In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have taken no pleasure. The cross is mentioned a number of times in the Bible, but most significantly in the letters of Paul. It is emotional for us to think about this. Copyright Â© 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Spurgeon called it the heart of the gospel. His names tell us why he came. Verse 33, “Oh, the depths of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! I’ll take you back there.
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. He did that that He might render a perfect offering to God. 1 Peter 1:18-19, “We have been redeemed.” What does that mean? That gives so much more meaning to us. Since you’re in Hebrews, go to chapter 10 and verse 5. He wants to save you. In this devotional series you'll learn of these varied and meaning behind the names, titles and descriptions of Christ. Secondly, the death of Christ was not only a sacrifice to God; it was a submission not God. 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. Propitiation appears in Romans 3:25, 1 John 2:2, 1 John 4:10. “But to whom is the offering made.” Go back to verse 14, “How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God.”. I’ll give you several things to think about. He obeyed God perfectly in every way, every second of His existence on earth. As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. The cross is mentioned a number of times in the Bible, but most significantly in the letters of Paul. By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”. chance to go there. John 4:34, Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” Christ came obviously and rendered to His Father perfect submission and perfect obedience. “But for this purpose I came to this hour. We sent you an email. We’re touching pretty lightly on some very profound realities, but one other thing comes to mind when we think about the sacrifice and submission of Christ and the salvation He provides.
In so doing, authenticating and validating the work of Christ on the cross, God provided for us justification. All those things are true, but those are secondary purposes for the cross. There are a lot of people who are. Every offering ever offered was offered to God. the center of all attention. Everything Christ did was for God. We are the beneficiaries of this. He came into the world to seek the Father’s glory. This is discussed in the New Testament with an interesting term” propitiation. Jesus Christ is all of that to God, the sacrifice. What does that mean? His death was a salvation for God. His justice is satisfied.” God demonstrates that He is satisfied by raising Christ from the dead. We have a large congregation, a lot of new folks coming into our church. Salvation is a salvation to God. There’s a lot of sentiment about the cross, a lot of emotion about the cross, a lot of, I suppose, artificially-induced emotion. That’s a verb that means to satisfy.
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