Atonement

Hi my friends! Today we continue our look at what the Bible says about atonement. [1] The following verses tell us why Atonement was necessary. Isaiah 59:16,17; Luke 19:10; Hebrews 9:22,24,28.

Luke 19:10

 10For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Christ alone could bear and pay our sin debt; He alone was without blemish and the only perfect one to make atonement for us.[2] The following verses tell us that this perfect atonement was once and forever. Hebrews 7:27; Heb.9:24-28; Heb. 10:10,12,14; 1 Peter 3:18. 1 Peter 3:18–For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: [3] Ephesians 5:2 tells us this atonement was acceptable to God. Eph.5:2–And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.     [ to be continued ]

My Favourite Bible Verses

Psalm 118

1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

2Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

3Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

4Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

5I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

7The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

9It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

10All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.

11They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

12They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

13Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

14The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

16The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

18The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:

20This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.

21I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

22The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

23This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

27God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

29O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Atonement

Good morning my friends! Today we start a brief look at what the Scriptures tell us what the Atonement exhibits. [1] The mercy and grace of God! Romans 8:32; Eph.2:4-7;1Timothy 2:4; Hebrews 2:9. Hebrews 2:9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. [2] Atonement exhibits the love of God! Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:9-10.  Romans 5:8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. [3] Atonement exhibits the love of Christ!  John 15:13;Gal.2:20; Eph.5:2,25; Rev.1:5. Gal.2:20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. [4] Atonement reconciles the justice and mercy of God! Isaiah 45:21; Romans 3:25-26. Romans 3:

25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.   [ to be continued ]

Atonement

Good morning my dear friends! Today we are looking at verses about Christ’s effect on atonement. Our atonement was by Christ alone! John 1:29,36; Acts 4:10,12; 1 Thess.1:10; 1 Timothy 2:5-6:

 5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Hebrews 2:9–9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.  1 Peter 2:24–24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. This atonement was voluntary!  Psalms 40:6-8; Hebrews 10:5-9; John 10:11,15,17-18. Psalm 40:6-8–

6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

8I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

John 10: 11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

[ to be continued ]

Atonement

Hi and welcome to our brief study on what the Bible states about Atonement. Yesterday we looked at Atonement Explained, today we see what it states about Atonement For- ordained and foretold. Romans 3:25; 1 Peter 1:11,20; Rev.13:8.8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Rom.3:25–25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Atonement foretold– Isaiah 53:4-6–

4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.  [ Isaiah 53:8-12; Dan.9:24-27; Zec.13:1,7; John 11:50-51 ]. John 11:50-51–

50Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

51And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;  [ study to be continued ]

Atonement

Hi my friends, the last few days we looked briefly at assurance for the soul, now for the next few days we are going to look and see what the Bible says about how we have this assurance. This assurance is by atonement! The word atonement means to amend for injury or wrong; In Hebrew scripture it was man’s reconciliation with God after some sin. The redemptive life and death of Christ!

Atonement explained: Romans 5:8-11; 2 Co.5:18-19; Gal.1:4; 1 Jn..2:2; 4:10

1 John 4:10

King James Version (KJV)

 10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Romans 5:11. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Gal.1:4–4Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

[ to be continued ]

Assurance for the Soul

Good day my friends! It is a great privilege to share these few words of Scripture with you and today finishes our brief look at Assurance for the Soul. I hope you enjoyed it and was blessed!

2 Co.5:17; 1Jn.3:14-22– Assurance of a changed life!

Romans 15:12-13; Phil.4:7.

Romans 15:12-13

King James Version (KJV)

 12And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

13Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. We have assurance of joy and inner peace! Another step in the ladder of assurance is the step of victorious living. 1 John 5:4-5–

4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? We have the Holy Spirits testimony for assurance. [ Romans 8:15-16 ]. When we are with Christ we have absolute assurance of eternal life! [ Romans 8:33-39; 2 Timothy 1:12 ]. Romans 8:38-39–

38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Thoughts

What are thoughts? A thought is what goes on between our ears,

it may bring happiness, it may bring tears. There is an old saying,

man goes as he thinks. His thoughts can lead him either into a gutter or to lofty mountain

peaks. So let’s think good things and the happier we will be,

and keep our mind out of the gutter, that is no place for our thoughts to be.

Assurance for the Soul

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Hi my friends! Assurance is our security in knowing our name is written down in Heaven; today we are starting a brief look at steps in attaining that security.

1 Thess.2:13; Romans 10:17–By the hearing and believing of God’s word!

Romans 10:9,10,13; John 3:16— Excepting Jesus as Saviour!

John 10:28-30– Standing on the promises, standing on the promises of God!

! Peter 2:2– The desire or longing for Spiritual things!

2 Peter 1:5-11– The growing in grace!

Romans 10:9-10

King James Version (KJV)

 9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.   [ to be continued ]