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Summary: To establish Christ’s work at Calvary has fulfilled all the Old Testament Scriptures, provided the perfect sacrifice for sins and finished the work of salvation for sinners. This lesson will correct the error of the thief’s salvation on the cross.

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INTRODUCTION

Outline.

1. The Scriptures for the Son

2. The Sacrifice for Sins

3. The Salvation for Sinners

Remarks.

1. In our lesson today, we will be discussing the emphatic declaration of Jesus on the cross – and that was “it is finished.” Let me be clear, he is not meaning one part of it is finished – but – the total and complete plan is finished. I am convinced that he speaks concerning the will of God for the work of redemption for all mankind. Notice Jesus: “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do,” John 17:4. Jesus has completed all God required for Him to become the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind; for his total and complete redemption. This was made possible by his life; his suffering; his death and his resurrection. Praise the Lord, all ye people!

2. First of all, we are going to be discussing “the fulfilment of all scriptures for the Son.” In this statement of fact; Jesus did not say, I am finished; but that “it is finished.” I have finished – the work I came to do for my Father. The first was to fulfill all the scripture that are spoken of me. “I have not come to destroy the Law and the Prophets but to fulfill (them)…,” Matthew 5:17-18.

3. Secondly, we will consider the sacrifice for sins. Jesus states in this phrase – “it is finished” the sacrifice for the sins of the world. I have completed this work for my Father. I have become the propitiation for the sins committed under both covenants – the Old and the New. I am become the “mercy seat of God.” “And he (Christ) is the propitiation (mercy seat) for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world,” 1 John 2:2.

4. Lastly, we will note that, in this statement Jesus declared he has purchased salvation for all sinners. In his death he has paid the ransom price for all mankind. Our salvation is no longer based upon our works of righteousness – but on the works of righteousness Christ has finished on behalf of all sinners. Paul said: “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone that believeth,” Romans 10:4. Paul says further: “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life,” Romans 5:10. Our salvation is based entirely on the life and work of Christ for our eternal redemption. Let’s begin this lesson with how Christ’s life and death has fulfilled all the Old Testament scriptures as the Son of God and the promised Messiah for Israel.

BODY OF LESSON

I THE SCRIPTURES FOR THE SON

A. Jesus said in his sermon on the mount: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law and the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill (to finish). For verily I say unto you. Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled (finished),” Matthew 5:17-18. Jesus states here, he did not come into the world to destroy the law and the prophets, but to fulfill, complete or finish their prophecy of Him as the coming Messiah for the nation of Israel.


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Christopher Farmer

commented on Mar 30, 2017

This sermon seems to draw a distinction between the "dispensation of grace" and the thief's salvation on the cross. I'd like to say that I understand the point you're making, but that would be an absolute fabrication. I would LOVE to know how I am "blind to the teaching of Christ." You make some mighty bold yet frightfully uneducated assumptions which you make no effort to defend. This, regrettably falls under the "if I yell, sweat, and wave my hands wildly then I can make any point I want and consider it valid" preaching. PLEASE clarify your point. Sheesh.

Ron Freeman, Evangelist

commented on Apr 1, 2017

Thank you for your comments, although I was somewhat taken back from your words of anger and disdain. I would caution you, that your comments and mine will be reviewed by hundreds or even thousands of believers. I believe that the foundation for my conclusion has been made in the lesson regarding the salvation of the ?thief.? I would encourage you to read the ?Book of Acts?; the book of New Testament Conversions. In each example, you will note faith and obedience to the ?gospel of Christ? was necessary for salvation. This was not the case with the ?thief.? I submit for your review my lessons on ?New Testament Conversions.? The Lord?s will is now in effect; and anyone that desires to be saved will need to follow it, Hebrews 9:15-17. Again, I beseech you to remember, to manifest the ?Spirit of Christ? in your further responses and comments. Ron Freeman, Evangelist.

Ron Freeman, Evangelist

commented on Apr 1, 2017

Thank you for your comments, although I was somewhat taken back from your words of anger and disdain. I would caution you, that your comments and mine will be reviewed by hundreds or even thousands of believers. I believe that the foundation for my conclusion has been made in the lesson regarding the salvation of the ?thief.? I would encourage you to read the ?Book of Acts?; the book of New Testament Conversions. In each example, you will note faith and obedience to the ?gospel of Christ? was necessary for salvation. This was not the case with the ?thief.? I submit for your review my lessons on ?New Testament Conversions.? The Lord?s will is now in effect; and anyone that desires to be saved will need to follow it, Hebrews 9:15-17. Again, I beseech you to remember, to manifest the ?Spirit of Christ? in your further responses and comments. Ron Freeman, Evangelist.

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