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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Actual exchanged life portrayed by Barrabas II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that GOD exchanged our life with the LORD JESUS CHRIST IV. TEXT: Luke 23:18-19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition

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I. EXORDIUM:

Actual exchanged life portrayed by Barrabas

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that GOD exchanged our life with the LORD JESUS CHRIST

IV. TEXT:

Luke 23:18-19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Then a mighty roar rose from the crowd, and with one voice they shouted, “Kill him, and release Barabbas to us!”

(Barabbas was in prison for taking part in an insurrection in Jerusalem against the government, and for murder.)

V. THESIS:

LORD JESUS CHRIST exchanged His life for us so we can have an abundant life and much more.

VI. TITLE:

Exchanged Life

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Dr. Luke, The Beloved Physician (close friend and traveling companion of Paul)

B. Audience: Theophilus (Greek means friend of GOD, a Christian)

C. Purpose: To give a connected and orderly narrative of the life of CHRIST as seen by eyewitnesses

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. CHRIST - Sinless Perfection - endured death for Barrabas and the whole world

1. CHRIST is the Perfect Sacrifice for our sins. (Hebrews 9:14, 1 Peter 1:19)

Hebrews 9:14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.

1 Peter 1:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

2. CHRIST is the Perfect High Priest (Hebrews 9:11)

Hebrews 9:11 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world.

3. CHRIST is the Judge (2 Timothy 4:1)

2 Timothy 4:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom:

B. Barabbas - portrayed the human race, in prison because of rebellion and murder (Romans 6:23, Romans 5:12, Galatians 6:7-8, James 1:15, Luke 23:25)

1. Barabbas in the Greek means Of Chaldee origin, son of Abba, an Israelite.

2. We are all sinners and deserves death

Romans 6:23 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:12 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.

Galatians 6:7-8 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.

Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

James 1:15 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality,

or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

3. Barrabas was set free because the LORD exchanged His life.

a. exchange came from Greek word: "antallagma" meaning "an equivalent" or "ransom". Because GOD loves us so much, GOD's Only Son was sent as an exchange for all of us instead of this world.

Matthew 16:26 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

Mark 8:37 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Is anything worth more than your soul?

Luke 23:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he turned Jesus over to them to do as they wished.

b. It was a holy exchange. (Leviticus 27:10)

Leviticus 27:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

You may not exchange or substitute it for another animal—neither a good animal for a bad one nor a bad animal for a good one. But if you do exchange one animal for another, then both the original animal and its substitute will be considered holy.

(1) exchange came from Hebrew word:tmurah meaning barter, compensation, recompense, restitution

IX. CONCLUSION:

Luke 23:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he turned Jesus over to them to do as they wished.

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