Monday, April 18, 2016

Light as a Feather

Every week we have the pleasure of gathering together and hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ. At its most basic level, the gospel is this, Jesus died for sinners. But not only did Jesus die for sinners, the Father looked upon Jesus’s death as substitutional atonement for those sinners, for you, for me. 

What does substitutional atonement mean? It means that instead of you dying to pay for your sins, something you could not actually do, Jesus died to pay for your sins. The Father accepted Jesus as the substitute, as the atonement, as the sacrificial lamb.

The bottom line in all of this is that the Father’s wrath at your sin is fully satisfied in the death of Jesus. There is no more substitute for sins. There are no more sacrifices. Jesus paid it all. Your debt is clear. Your heart is clean. You rise forgiven and you should feel light as a feather.

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