Contributed by David Tack on May 6, 2009
SYMBOL OF ATONEMENT
"The cross is a fitting symbol of the atonement, for it represents the intersecting of two attributes or facets of God’s nature. Here it is that the love of God meets the holiness of God. The holiness requires payment of the penalty, and the love provides that
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 6, 2007
Pursued by the Atoning Love
One evening a woman was driving home when she noticed a huge truck behind her that was driving uncomfortably close. She stepped on the gas to gain some distance from the truck, but when she sped up the truck did too. The faster she drove, the faster drove the truck.
Contributed by David Tack on Nov 24, 2011
"The atonement in Jesus Christ’s blood is perfect; there isn’t anything that can be added to it. It is spotless, impeccable, flawless. It is perfect as God is perfect."
Ref: Tozer, A.W. The Radical
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
When we think of the atonement we are apt to think only of what man gains. We must remember what it cost God and what
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 31, 2008
SOMEONE ELSE IS PUNISHED
There was once a movie called The Last Emperor. A young child was anointed as the last emperor of China and lived a life of luxury with 1,000 servants at his command.
He was once asked by his brother, "What happens when you do wrong?"
"When I do wrong, someone
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 25, 2011
Lewis Sperry Chafer wrote: "The sufferings of Christ were infinite. They came from two sources...what Christ suffered from the Father, in which no other can share...[and]
A little over a week ago I made a pilgrimage over to Wally Mart – I’m sure to get something for dinner. Anyway, while getting out of the car, I noticed that the car in front of me had in it a small child – a baby, sitting in his or her car seat, sleeping away. All the while the
Contributed by Ken Pell on Mar 30, 2013
SUSIE THE SAVIOR
The story is told of a certain 9-year-old who is sitting at his desk in school when all of a sudden there is a puddle between his feet, and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop, because he knows when the boys find out, he'll never hear the end of
Contributed by James Tilley on Dec 1, 2009
Story of a child who stows away. He is raised as an elf. They dress him like an elf and treat him like an elf. They teach him to make toys like an elf. As time passes it becomes clear that he is not an elf. One major clue is that he grows six feet tall. Anther is how slowly he makes
Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Jan 18, 2010
A PROBLEM WORTHY OF GOD
Martin Luther says the fact that a moral and just God can let the guilty go unpunished is "a problem worthy of God." Any judge who sets a guilty person free with no punishment is immoral and unjust. Suppose a Judge has a man before him who is guilty, but has truly had a
We light this candle the Easter vigil service each year as a reminder that the light of Jesus has defeated the darkness of sin. Now if you notice, this candle isn't as tall as it was. What has happened to all that wax?
As the candle
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 9, 2010
Imagine I took $10,000 to buy a new car. I paid for it and then went to the car and vacuumed the inside and dumped the contents in a shoe box. Then I emptied the ashtray into the box and I found a couple of old French fries in the back seat and some other garbage in the trunk. I put it all in
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 22, 2010
CRUSHED FOR OUR INIQUITIES
Think about the Lord's instructions for worship in the Old Testament tabernacle. Some of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil had to be crushed before they were used, because until they were crushed their fragrance could not be released.
The crushing of the
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 1, 2010
WHAT WAS THE POINT?
Alan Scholes, a former agnostic, testifies from his experience:
"I had often heard my religious friends say, 'Jesus died for our sins' or 'Jesus died to save the world.' I could see how the good example of Jesus’ actions might possibly influence some men and women to live
Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Apr 1, 2010
"He paid I debt He did not owe,
I owed a debt I could not pay,
I needed someone to wash my sins away
And now I sing a brand new song, Amazing Grace!
Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never
Contributed by David Tack on Sep 19, 2010
Sin is a damnable thing. Sin has temporal consequences with an eternal abode in hell as its final demise. This horrendous demise is what initiates unquestionable need for atonement
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2010
ONLY THE ORIGINAL BUILDER CAN RESTORE IT
In a remote Swiss village stands a beautiful church - Mountain Valley Cathedral. It has high pillars and magnificent stained glass windows, but what makes it special is the most beautiful pipe organ in the whole region. People would come from far off
I have to admit, I dislike washing the laundry, but I detest wearing filthy clothes even more. Okay, truth be told, I don’t usually have to wash the clothes. My wife does most of it, and she does it well. I’m thankful, though, she doesn’t toil in the same manner as our
Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 21, 2011
The origin and cause of our redemption is the [inexpressible] love of God the Father, who willed to redeem us by the blood of His own Son; the grace of the Son, who freely took our curse upon Him, and imparts His blessing and merits to us; and the Holy Spirit, who communicates the love of the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 3, 2011
Many clearly Biblical, crucial beliefs are under assault these days. One of those beliefs is our conviction that Christ died as our substitute, that he took our sins upon himself when he died on the cross, and that he paid the penalty for our sins and offered himself as a sacrifice to the Father,