VICTORY IN JESUS
I Peter 3:l8-22
INTRO. Our Bible teaches us very pointedly that Jesus Christ
suffered and died for our sins, yet all the time victoriously.
Peter presents the suffering Christ as the Victor. Since Christ
is the Conqueror, we share His triumph. God used the words of
this epistle to encourage the saints of Peter's day to remember
both His humiliation and exaltation. Christ is pictured both on
the tree and then the throne. We see in these passages the
cross and then the crown.
I. JESUS WAS VICTORIOUS IN REDEMPTION. v.l8
Redemption -Christ paying the sin debt.
A. HE SUFFERED PERFECTLY. l8a.
"once" - Hebrews 7:26-27 "For such an high priest was
fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
separate from sinners, and made higher than the
Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to
offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins and then
for the people's; for this he did once, when he
offered up himself." Not to be repeated!
B. HE SUFFERED SACRIFICALLY. l8b.
"for" - on our behalf, in our place; the holy for
the unholy; the perfect for the not perfect.
C. HE SUFFERED PURPOSELY. l8c.
"to bring us to God" a technical term that means to
gain audience at court; denotes access, the leading
or bringing of someone into the presence of another.
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