Sunday, October 16, 2016
Hymn: When I survey the Wondrous Cross
As you will recall, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Feast Day of Atonement, was observed annually in the Old Testament Times by the sacrifice of a Lamb.
The sacrifice was for the purpose of atoning for the sins of the people.
But, an annual lamb sacrifice was unable to provide complete and total forever sacrifice -- rather it was a picture of the coming one time for all perfect sacrifice
and that was the sacrifice of the Lord God Jesus Christ, who came to earth to become the perfect sinless Lamb of God.
He died on Calvary, as the Lamb of God, that had been pictured for centuries and centuries in the annual observance of Yom Kippur.
The final perfect atoning sacrifice was made when the Lord God Jesus Christ died on the cross at Calvary --
Why did He die?
He died to pay the death penalty of all mankind forever --
Today's Hymn tells what this accomplished, why, and how we should individually respond.
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