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THE WORTH OF A SOUL (6 of 6)
1 Peter 2:24-25
February 3, 2002
INTRODUCTION: While upholding the Lord Jesus as the
believer's supreme example in faith and practice,
Peter, impassioned by God's love, directs our
attention to a subject dear to his heart, REDEMPTION.
In these two brief verses, this cardinal doctrine of
Christian truth seems to be presented clearly and
concisely in three aspects.
The eternal price for our redemption has been paid
through the sacrifices of Christ on the cross. No
other payment could possibly appease the wrath of a
holy and righteous God. This is the greatest
manifestation of compassion ever known.
1 John 4:10, "In this is love, not that we loved God,
but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the
propitiation for our sins."
Foreseeing our sinfulness and utter unworthiness,
Christ, because of His unfathomable love, willingly
forsook the splendor and magnificence of Heaven and
came to earth's shame to die the ignominious death of
What profound humiliation that Christ "made Himself of
no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and
coming in the likeness of men. And being found in
appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became
obedient to the point of death, even the death of the
cross. (Philippians 2:7-8)
At times, someone may ask you to prove the deity of
Jesus. How do we know Jesus is divine as well as
Alexander Maclaren once gave a conclusive answer to
this question: "What Christ does is the best answer
to the question as to who He is."
The fact that the Lord Jesus was willing to die, the
righteous for the unrighteous, the holy for the
unholy, the innocent for the guilty, is proof enough
for me that He is the Son of God.
Romans 5:6-8, " For when we were still without
strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet
perhaps for a good man someone ...
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