Summary: Jesus' sacrifice was completely sufficient and acceptable to please God.
Jesus Paid It All
February 24, 2013 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Jesus' sacrifice was completely sufficient and acceptable to please God.
Focus Passage: Hebrews 10:11-18
Supplemental Passage: He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21 NASB)
Introduction: A member of our church, who serves faithfully without complaint, who is on a limited income, had car trouble. To fix the car would have meant a serious financial burden. He took the car to the repairman to have it fixed, the repairman told him that the bill had already been paid – anonymously. Turns out, another church member had gone in and paid it!
I. Jesus Made One Sacrifice
a. There was the continual slaughter of animals for sin
b. Those sacrifices only covered what sin that had already been committed
c. Jesus made only one sacrifice, but it was completely acceptable to God
d. By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:10 NASB)
II. That Sacrifice Covers ALL Our Sins
a. The sacrifice that Jesus made covered sins in the past AND in the future
b. By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:10 NASB)
c. For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. (Hebrews 10:14 NASB)
III. Our Sins Are Forgiven
a. We do not have to continually TRY to get forgiveness
b. Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin. (Hebrews 10:18 NASB)
c. As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. (Psalms 103:12 NASB)
Invitation: (For the music leader. A psalm by David when the prophet Nathan came to him after David had been with Bathsheba.) You are kind, God! Please have pity on me. You are always merciful! Please wipe away my sins. Wash me clean from all of my sin and guilt. I know about my sins, and I cannot forget my terrible guilt. You are really the one I have sinned against; I have disobeyed you and have done wrong. So it is right and fair for you to correct and punish me. I have sinned and done wrong since the day I was born. But you want complete honesty, so teach me true wisdom. Wash me with hyssop until I am clean and whiter than snow. Let me be happy and joyful! You crushed my bones, now let them celebrate. Turn your eyes from my sin and cover my guilt. Create pure thoughts in me and make me faithful again. Don't chase me away from you or take your Holy Spirit away from me. Make me as happy as you did when you saved me; make me want to obey! I will teach sinners your Law, and they will return to you. Keep me from any deadly sin. Only you can save me! Then I will shout and sing about your power to save. Help me to speak, and I will praise you, Lord. Offerings and sacrifices are not what you want. The way to please you is to feel sorrow deep in our hearts. This is the kind of sacrifice you won't refuse.
(Psalms 51:1-17 CEV)