Friday, 26 August 2016
The cross is where Christ died as a substitute by offering Himself as a sacrifice to atone for sins and reconcile His people to God.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace;
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross,
by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say,
whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
It is where the Creator died for the created, the just died for the unjust, God died for sinful man.
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Peter 3:18(KJV)
It is where God’s love and justice were upheld. His justice was satisfied as Christ voluntarily bore the punishment of His people. God’s love provided one way for His people to be saved.
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
It is a reminder of how revolting and detestable sin is to God. Not sparing His own Son, God crushed Jesus for bearing our sin.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter 2:24(KJV)
Sunday, 7 August 2016
Jesus is the Eternal God and Creator, Sovereign Lord and King, Prophet and Judge.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
The sinless Saviour who came to seek and save the lost by offering Himself as the perfect sacrifice to bear the sins of many.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
1 John 3:5(KJV)
The virgin-born Redeemer of mankind and the only Mediator between God and man.
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1 Timothy 2:5(KJV)
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
The Way. He is the only access to God. The Truth, His Word is the supreme authority for faith. The Life, He is the only hope for those dead in sin.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.