Browsing All posts tagged under »sacrifice«

Saved by the Blood of the Lamb

July 8, 2017 by


Also published at SBC Voices By Ken Hamrick Throughout the Old Testament, a spotless animal was permitted to die in place of the sinner. Sin required death—either the death of the sinner or the death of an allowed substitute. No person in the Old Testament was qualified to be a sin sacrifice, as Jesus was, […]

Born to Die | Grace to You

December 19, 2014 by


by John MacArthur That first Christmas, earth was oblivious to the significance of a simple birth in a quiet town. But heaven wasn’t. The holy angels waited in anticipation to break forth in praise and worship and adoration at the birth of the newborn Christ. This Child’s birth meant deliverance for mankind. The angel told […]

Three Ways the Gospel Changes Our Generosity | J.D. GREEAR

November 20, 2014 by


Generosity is a peculiar topic. Whenever it comes up, especially in church, things get uncomfortable in a hurry. The question begins to crop up in our minds: “Am I giving enough? How do I know I’ve given enough?” And if the pastor lays it on thick—telling us all about the overwhelming number of poor unfed […]

Beware the Yeast of the Pharisees | DownshoreDrift

October 30, 2014 by


Matthew 16 reveals another of Jesus’s encounters with the Pharisees and Sadducees. This has become a running battle with those who are looking for some way to frame Jesus and to remove him from the scene in Israel. This time, immediately following Jesus’s miracle of feeding the four thousand with the loaves and fishes, they […]

Toward Theological Reconciliation: Atonement

February 8, 2014 by


by Ken Hamrick What you will find below is neither an argument for the Calvinist view nor one for the Traditionalist view of atonement. Both ends of the spectrum have been asking the wrong questions, and the best perspective transcends that old debate. By emphasizing that Christ stood in our place, the debate has perpetually turned on the […]

How Much of Christ’s Suffering and Death Did YOU Owe?

July 23, 2013 by


I owed it ALL. ALL of His blood was needed to wash away my sin alone. I cannot look to His cross and say that only one stripe on His back or only one drop of His blood was for me—He suffered my penalty and all of it was for me. So how is there […]

Unifying Boundaries of Atonement

February 21, 2013 by


There are certain boundaries in the idea of atonement on which all Southern Baptists can find agreement.

The Blood that Runs Through the Body of Scripture

September 8, 2012 by


Heb. 9:22b, “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” “No forgiveness”—none. The concept of substitutionary sacrifice for the purpose of propitiating God’s wrath against sin runs like blood throughout the body of Scripture.