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 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 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 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
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS LIKE A HOME
The father and son never could get along. The boy was constantly in trouble and the father was harsh in his attempts to correct him.
F: What have you done this time?
S: What difference does it make? You always take the other side no matter what I say.
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 14, 2008
Some EARLY SETTLERS were traveling together across the western prairies of the United States. One day they were horrified to see a fire fanned by strong wind coming their way.
As the flames raced closer and closer, one man, to the amazement of the others, set fire to a large patch of grass
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
THE LAW SHOWS YOUR STAINS, BUT DOESN’T CLEAN THEM
The late, J. Vernon McGee said: "There must be shedding of blood for sin. You have a mirror in your bathroom, which is a picture of the law, and there is a basin underneath the mirror. You do not wash yourself with the mirror; it only reveals the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
HE TOOK THE LASHES
Cliff Barrows tells of the time his two young children did something wrong. Although they were gently warned, they repeated the offense and needed to be disciplined. Cliff's tender heart was pained at the thought of having to punish the ones he loved.
So he called Bobby
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 19, 2008
Jesus Took Our Place At Calvary
A man named Goho rose to be chief of the tribe. He was a good man, and far wiser and advanced in understanding than his fellow tribesmen. The year he became chief, the tribe brought in 40 heads. He judiciously suggested that the tribe use one head each year as a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
In 1962, missionaries named Don and Carol Richardson went to New Guinea to bring the Good News of Christ to a group of people known as the Sawi. The Sawi was a headhunting, cannibalistic tribe who used the skulls of their victims as pillows. He wrote a book about his experience
Contributed by Timothy Darling on Oct 23, 2008
When Jesus was tortured, it was the torture that should have been ours. On a very small scale, we all understand this principle. Imagine a young boy at the store counter. He is buying a small piece of candy. The clerk rings it up and it comes to 20¢.
He reaches in his pocket and pulls out a pile
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Nov 19, 2008
THE GOLDEN CHAIN
When Adam sinned in the garden he condemned all of his children to death. When Adam walked the earth without sin, heaven and earth were connected...man walked with God, Angels could be heard singing, heaven was very near—connected, if you will, by a Huge Golden chain. When Adam
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
HE DIED FOR EVERYONE--INCLUDING ME
The famed congregational preacher, Dwight L. Moody, once said,
"The great trouble is that people take everything in general, and do not take it to themselves. Suppose a man should say to me, 'Moody, there was a man in Europe who died last week, and left
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
NONE LIKE TO JESUS
Charles Spurgeon said, "Climb ye up to heaven, and behold the snow-white host, glittering like the sun in spotless purity. I ask them whence came they? The reply is that they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. It is most true that Jesus saves
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2009
RESCUE FROM THE BIGGEST PRISON
An Australian mining town will always remember the year of the dramatic rescue. An earthquake killed one miner and trapped two others 3,000 feet under the ground. Days turned into weeks as miners bore through tons of rock; rescuers could only work one at a time on
Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Jan 18, 2009
In 1972, a shepherd had brought his sheep into a walled-off, enclosed area for the night, and he had just gone to sleep when he heard a commotion. He quickly rushed over to where the sound was coming from and to his horror he discovered that a wolf was in the process of dragging off
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
THE RULES AND THE RULER
Back in the day of one-room school houses, a story is told about a little girl named Mary. Mary was so excited because it was the first day of school! Miss Tomlin was the new teacher and since it was the first day, Miss Tomlin thought it a good idea to lay some ground
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 30, 2009
Justification means "just-as-if-I-never-sinned."
The doctrine of justification is the foundation that supports all of the other
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Feb 3, 2009
VOLCANIC ROCK AND COAL
When I went to Italy on holiday, one of the tours was to visit Mount Vesuvius. I climbed to the summit, and there was a huge crater with smoke coming out of it because, although the volcano is dormant just now, deep down in the earth there's molten rock. When the pressure
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