100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #61 | with Daniel Whyte III
SCRIPTURE — Colossians 1:12-14: “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins…”
Today, we are going to conclude our short series on the roots of our salvation. Over the past two days, we looked at the meaning of the Day of Atonement. We saw on yesterday how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of everything the Day of Atonement foreshadowed. We saw that unlike the Israelite priests, Jesus Christ is a perfect priest; that because of our perfect priest we have a pure sacrifice; and that because of Jesus’ pure sacrifice, we have the promise of paradise.
Today, we are going to look even more deeply at the meaning of the atonement. You will notice that: In our first message, we dealt with the atonement from a man-centered perspective. On yesterday, we dealt with the atonement from a Christ-centered perspective. Today, we will look at the atonement from a God-centered perspective — we will see what God does for us as a part of the atonement.
First of all, let’s review the problem of the world or the reason why we need the atonement in the first place. This problem can be summed up in four statements:
1. Humanity was destroyed by sin when we yielded to the temptations from our enemy the devil.
2. We all are born with a sinful nature.
3. We all are guilty of disobeying God’s laws.
4. We all are separated from our Creator.
Because of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross, God takes action to remedy this sad state of affairs. Four words can sum up God’s actions: Purchasing, Healing, Justifying, and Reconciling.
+ Plus, listen to Andrae Crouch and the Disciples singing “My Tribute (To God be the Glory)” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”