“Therefore He had to be made like His brothers in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.” -Hebrews 2:17-18
Jesus Christ came and took our place and took the wrath of God upon Himself for our sins. God saved us from Himself by sending Christ as our propitiation.
-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon from Hebrews 2:16-18 — “Our Great High Priest“)
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“And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering: and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.” -Leviticus 1:4
If by that laying on of his hand the bullock became the offerer’s sacrifice, how much more shall Jesus become ours by the laying on of the hand of faith?
My faith doth lay her hand On that dear head of Thine, While like a penitent I stand, And there confess my sin.
If a bullock could be accepted for him to make atonement for him, how much more shall the Lord Jesus be our full and all-sufficient propitiation? Some quarrel with the great truth of substitution; but as for us, it is our hope, our joy, our boast, our all. Jesus is accepted for us to make atonement for us, and we are “accepted in the Beloved.” Let the reader take care at once to lay his hand on the Lord’s completed sacrifice, that by accepting it he may obtain the benefit of it. If he has done so once, let him do it again. If he has never done so, let him put out his hand without a moment’s delay. Jesus is yours now if you will have Him. Lean on Him — lean hard on Him — and He is yours beyond all question; you are reconciled to God, your sins are blotted out, and you are the Lord’s.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Sunday Morning Sermon: A Deeper Look at the Cross | Romans 3:25 | Steve Wainright
“Whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins.” -Romans 3:25
God the Father has set forth Jesus Christ to be a propitiation. Like the mercy seat on the ark of the covenant, Christ protects us from the wrath of God.
-excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
Sunday, December 9
Morning Audio: Watch Jesus (Bro. Sheridan Stanton, missionary to Peru)
Evening Audio: Abimelech (Pastor Steve Wainright)
“Then they sat down and kept watch over Him there.” -Matthew 27:36
Watching Jesus, what did they see? Who did they see?
1) The Pre-Existent One
The Creator of the universe was hanging in a human body dying for me.
2) His Unique Birth & Unique Conception
The very Creator God of the universe transformed Himself into a microscopic seed.
3) The Atonement for My Sins
Levitical priests made daily sacrifices, but could never take away sins, but THIS Man! Behold THE Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world! He’s the propitation for our sins. The price has been paid! And, He also conquered death! Because of that, He offers us a new, eternal life.