Five Truths for Application
- Jesus became true humanity for us. He was like us in every way, yet without sin. Read Philippians 2:6-11, Hebrews 2:14-18, and 4:15-16. He was also undiminished deity as we see in John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-16, Romans 1:3-4, and Hebrews 1:3 and 8. He was ourmediator (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
- When he died on the cross, it was not just another terrible crucifixion. He was the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Hewas voluntarily substituting himself for us and taking our judgment upon himself. (John 1:29; Romans 4:25; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; 8:9; 1 Peter 2:24).
- This should impress upon us the reality of our sin and then the reality of God’s love for us (1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Peter 2:24; John 3:16; 1 John 3:1-3).
- Thankfulness, reverence, service, obedience to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ought to be the application of each one of us every day (2 Corinthians 9:15; Romans 6:17; 7:25).
- Therefore our desire and practice: to live in fellowship with God, to live by the Holy Spirit’s power and guidance, to circulate God’s word through our minds, and to serve according to our spiritual gift and level of spiritual maturity. Paul wrote that we by this ritual remember him, we proclaim his death, and we do it until he returns (1 Corinthians 11:24-26).
Friday, June 1, 2012