“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

15/05/2016 – Evening Service: Substitutionary Atonement

Bible Readings:

Matthew 20:17 – 34, 1 Peter 2:13 – 25

Sermon Outline:

Isaiah 53:4–6 (NKJV)

4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

I  How can someone suffer on behalf of another person?  Where is the justice of substitutionary atonement?

II  The servant suffered exactly what his own people have done wrong.

III  The passage before us teaches us the universality of sin and the particularity of individual sinful deeds.