WHO ARE YOU?… A LIFE WORTH SAVIN’!
“MOST: The Bridge”… what was done for ME!
A man has to choose between saving his own son and killing hundreds or saving hundreds by killing his own son.
The UNAVOIDABLY COMMON starting point.
Genesis: Fall / flood & blood
Exodus:Tabernacle & sacrifice… until Jesus’ prophecy fulfilled
Old Covenant:Temple and sacrifice
AND WAS GOD EVER TICKED!
Genesis 3:14-15 14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
The BRUTALLY PAINFUL “strike.”
“You will strike His heel.”
Isaiah 52:14 …his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form
marred beyond any human likeness…
Isaiah 53:5 he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the
punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed
Mt, Mk, Lk: Darkness came over the whole land… three hours (6th to 9th hr.)
THE FATHER WATCHING HIS SON DIE!
The DECISIVELY CRUSHING blow!
“He will crush your head…” (“THE BEE STING” / “THE BLOOD OF AN OVERCOMER”)
Rom. 6:4-14 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that,
just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may LIVE A
NEW LIFE. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be
united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so
that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin…
EVEN MORE AMAZING:
I Peter 1:18-21 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
God has always had the right to judge, based solely on His holiness… the cross made it
personal! “I gave my Son for you!” HE DEFINITELY HAS THE RIGHT TO CALL US AWAY FROM SIN, AND TO NOT TOY WITH IT!
GIRL ON TRAIN, LIFE VALUE REALIZED, LIFE TRANSFORMED!
Grace is more than tolerance! It is his love literally poured out…
YOU CAN RECEIVE THAT LOVE AND GRACE TODAY!
PASSION WEEK… GOD TELLING ME I’M A LIFE WORTH SAVIN’!
(love = sees us as worth saving!)
GOOD FRIDAY… GOD STEPPING BETWEEN YOU & THE “SNAKE!”
(mercy = not getting what we deserve!)
EASTER… GOD BECOMING THE ANTEDOTE FOR THE “VENOM!”
(grace = getting what we don’t deserve… NEW LIFE!)
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