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Bernard Gabbott - Sunday, 3 March 2024

God's Rescue Plan

What a dismal valley! From God’s good creation, to sin, through to rightful judgement by God – it is grim. And yet, God remained committed to His creation – He is not indifferent, but deeply and passionately concerned. God Himself will act vigorously against evil. As the One offended by sin (the one against whom sin is committed), God Himself is the only one who can deal with sin. As humans, we are in desperate need for someone to stand in for us – to ‘defend’ us – someone like us, but unlike us in sin. And this is the heart of the good news, the life-changing momentous news, of Jesus: He is God-in-the-flesh, a living and breathing statement that God is not indifferent but passionately committed. Jesus, as God, comes to deal with sin – willingly. Jesus, as man, stands in for sinful humans, taking God’s judgement on Himself, for us. Now, that is a whole lot less dismal!

Scripture References: Isaiah 53:3-12, Psalms 58:1-11, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

From Series: "Two Ways to Live"


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