This content is part of a series.Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #219, CT 402193
I PETER SERIES, PT. XXII
"The Most Incredible Journey"
(I Peter 3:18a)
For Christ also died for sins once for all,
the just for the unjust, in order that He
might bring us to God, having been put to
death in the flesh, but made alive in the
There have been many tremendous journeys in history. For instance,
in the 1200's, Marco Polo took his great fabled trip to China. Many
of you have read and studied this story.
There have been others. Christopher Columbus took a seven thousand
dollar grant from the King and Queen of Spain, and in trying to find
a new route to India, discovered America and a whole new world.
What about Admiral Bird? North Pole, South Pole, Little America--an
adventure unparalleled in history. Some of you remember Charles
Lindbergh's journey, May 21, 1927 in the Spirit of St. Louis, leaving
New York and flying non-stop across the mighty Atlantic, touching
down in Paris.
Who of us can forget the historic message: "The Eagle has landed"?
These are great journeys in history. But there is one journey that
is more incredible than all those put together. That is the journey
of Jesus Christ, when he left heaven, came to earth, descended to
Hades, and then rose on the third day and ascended back into heaven.
There has never been a trip like it. It was the most incredible
round-trip journey of all of history.
I. CHRIST GAVE A SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS
I want us to look at the first part of that journey, and that is
Christ's coming to earth to do one very special thing: "Christ came
to earth to die for our sins."
The Cross was a very cruel instrument of death. Christ came to
suffer for us, a s'ffering Cht we could not do for ourselves.
"Sacrifice," is a theological word, sometimes used interchangeably
with -"propitiation," which means to conciliate. It m ...
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