Summary: Jesus was the guilt offering MADE ON OUR BEHALF!
November 14, 2010 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Jesus was the guilt offering MADE ON OUR BEHALF!
Focus Passage: I Samuel 6:1-21
Supplemental Passage: Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:1-5 NASB)
Introduction: a few remarks about guilt and the “feeling” of guilt.
I. Realization of judgment
a. Called for the diviners to figure out what was going on.
b. They gave a prescription to see if it was random or from God
i. They didn’t want to live with God, only get Him off their backs.
II. Attempt to Make Peace
a. Acquired the milk cows
b. Sent the ark off with a peace offering
i. representations of their afflictions: tumors and mice
III. Only Jesus Makes Us at Peace with God
a. 2Cor 5:20-21 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
b. Rom 5:8-10 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.