Jesus Came to Die a Substitutionary Death – Romans 3:21-26
At Christmas we celebrate the coming of Jesus and in this mini sermon series we are answering the question “Why?”. Why did Jesus come? The Scripture gives us many true answers to the question. In this series we will consider three of the ways this question is answered in the New Testament. Jesus Came to live for us, to die for us, and to rise for us. In this sermon Pastor David examines what was accomplished by Jesus’ substitutionary death. What did Christ achieve by His death? What was His purpose in laying down His life?
Romans 3:21–26 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the Law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it, 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show His righteousness at the present time, so that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.