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A Living Sacrifice – Part Two

The idea of living sacrificially leads us to verse 2, where Paul addresses our tendency to conform to the world, to follow that which our culture says we should do, have, and be.  Paul reminds us that we do not … Continue reading

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A Living Sacrifice – Part One

A couple of months a go, I was studying about our identity in Christ.  As I was studying, I came across a sermon John Piper preached in 1994 on Christian identity.  In this sermon, Piper spoke of our identity as … Continue reading

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The Atonement – Part Four

Having reviewed and analyzed the Christus Victor, Moral Government and the Penal Substitution view, I am further persuaded that the Penal Substitution view is the most Biblically accurate view of the atonement of Christ.  The arguments made against it can … Continue reading

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The Atonement – Part Three

Through the ages, Christians have agreed that Christ is the Son of God; that he was sent down to us to reconcile our relationship with the Father, a relationship which was broken by Adam’s choosing to transgress and disobey God’s … Continue reading

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The Atonement – Part Two

The apostle Paul speaks of our sinful nature because of Adam’s fall (as representative of the whole human race) in 1 Corinthians 15:22: “for as in Adam all die,…” (c.f. Rom. 5:14-18); in Colossians 1:21, Paul speaks of our personal … Continue reading

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The Atonement – Part One

As we study the history of the people of Israel in the Old Testament, we find numerous passages mentioning atonement for sin.[1]  God required that the Israelites make a blood sacrifice in order to atone for their sins.  These sacrifices … Continue reading

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