Peter Describes Jesus as a Sacrifice for Humankind
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Jesus` Sacrifice is Life-Changing
Karl Barth was one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century, wrote tons of books and articles. Some of you have heard this quote. He was once asked, ?What is the most profound thing you have ever learned?? He said, ?That's easy: Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.? Pretty simple stuff. But what else would you expect from a movement that was started by the son of a carpenter, who never went around spouting off Greek and Hebrew word studies. Instead, he just told simple stories about farmers and fishermen. I'm not saying that as Christians we need to check our brains at the door. Of course not. We need to be well educated in our faith, and reason can be very helpful in getting us to the plausibility of the Christian truth. But at the end of the day, we need to remember that God's foolishness, his foolish sacrifice of himself for sinful us, is wiser than all human wisdom could ever be. It's more life changing than anything else.

By: Scott Dudley
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"You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God." ( 1 Peter 1:18-21)

"For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls." ( 1 Peter 2:21-25)

"For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit..." ( 1 Peter 3:18)

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