Jun 22

Expiation   "Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin."—Isaiah 53:10        Both Jews and Gentiles knew pretty well what an offering for sin meant. The Gentiles had been in the habit of offering sacrifices. The Jews, however, had by far the clearer idea of it. And what was meant by a sin-offering? Undoubtedly, it was …


For Whom Did Christ Die?

Sep 06

For Whom Did Christ Die?   “Christ died for the ungodly.”— Romans v. 6.   IN this verse the human race is described as a sick man, whose disease is so far advanced that he is altogether without strength: no power remains in his system to throw off his mortal malady, nor does he desire to do so; he …


Death for Sin, and Death to Sin

Nov 16

Death for Sin, and Death to Sin   “Who 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.”— 1 Peter ii. 24.   PETER in this chapter exhorted Christians to holiness, and dwelt upon that branch of holiness which …

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The Only Atoning Priest

Feb 04

The Only Atoning Priest   "And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God: From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one …


Jesus Putting Away Sin

Jul 07

Jesus Putting Away Sin   “But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” — Hebrews 9:26.   WHEN the conscience is unenlightened and the heart is rebellious, man is divided from his God by a false sense of personal righteousness. He imagines that God deals hardly …


Christ’s Finished Work

Apr 04

Christ’s Finished Work   "It is finished!" — John 19:30   There never existed but one being who in truth could affirm of his work — “It is finished!” Incompleteness and defect trace the most vast, elaborate, and accomplished products of human genius and power. That brilliant volume of history, at a period of thrilling interest, falls from the …


The Day of Atonement

Aug 10

The Day of Atonement   "This shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year."—Leviticus 16:34        The Jews had many striking ceremonies which marvellously set forth the death of Jesus Christ as the great expiation of our guilt and the salvation of …