March 6, 2011
Preparing for Communion, Alistair Begg focuses us on the cross. Jesus voluntarily laid down His life for us. He died not as a martyr or selfless exemplar but as our substitute, taking our penalty for sin. Only He could save us. The cross is not good advice about what we might do; it is the good news of what Christ has already done. It does not proclaim that we are worth saving but that God alone is mighty to save.
26for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
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