The Scapegoat by Ken Trivette

THE SCAPEGOAT
Ken Trivette
Leviticus 16:1-10

Outline
I. WHAT THE DEMAND OF THE GOAT ACKNOWLEDGED
A. Mans Need Of Reconciliation
B. Mans Need Of Redemption
II. WHAT THE DEATH OF THE GOAT ACCOMPLISHED
A. The Price For Sin
B. The Payment For Sin
III. WHAT THE DEPARTURE OF THE GOAT ANNOUNCED
A. What Was Done Over The Goat
B. What Was Done To The Goat
C. What Was Done With The Goat

1. Brownlow North, a great Scottish preacher of the
1800's, walked into a Church one evening where he was
to preach. As he did so, a stranger came up to him and
said, "Here is a letter for you of great importance,
and you are requested to read it before you preach
tonight." Thinking it might be a prayer request, he
immediately opened it and found that instead of being
a prayer request, it contained a detailed account of
many sinful things he had done in the past. The letter
concluded with the words, "How dare you, being
conscious of the truth of all the above, pray and
speak to the people this evening, when you are such a
vile sinner."

2. North put the letter into his pocket and when the
time came, entered the pulpit. Before he began his
message, he pulled the letter out of his pocket, and
told the crowded congregation what it said. North then
said to the people, "All that is here said is true,
and it is a correct picture of the degraded sinner
that I once was; and oh how wonderful must the grace
be that could quicken and raise me up from such a
death in trespasses and sins, and make me what I
appear before you tonight, a vessel of mercy, one who
knows that all his past sins have been cleansed away
through the atoning blood of the Lamb of God."1

3. As believers in the Lord Jesus we can sing with
great assurance and celebration:

Gone is the guilt of my sin,
Peace is now reigning within;
Since I believed-pardon received-
Happy, so happy I've been. 2

4. As Christians, we are but vessels of mercy whose
sins have be ...


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