I have a passion to do my best to make sure that our congregation’s members can take a meaningful communion every week. I believe we can avoid dull repetition and boredom. And the opposite problem of going off-topic in such of creativity. The answer, as usual, is to go deeper. I have taught on the atonement a few times, and found this to be tremendously helpful in my thinking about the communion. I share today about one of the models of the atonement – that called, “Substitutionary”.
Let me know what you think of this model. In what way is it helpful? How could this view of atonement be brought to life in a communion talk? What scriptures, images, stories would give people confidence, as they take bread and wine, that their sin-debt has been paid, that their guilt has been removed, that Jesus died in their place ?
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Thanks so much for watching and listening. I hope you have a terrific Tuesday and a wonderful week.
God bless, Malcolm
Scriptures referenced or alluded to in this recording:
- 2 Corinthians 5:21
- Is 53, Rom 3.23-26
- Rom 4.25, 1 Cor 5.21, 1 Jn 2.2
- Rom 2.1, 5.16, 18, 6.23
- Jn 3.36, cf Jn 3.18
- Rom 2.5, 16
- 2 Thess 1.5-10
- Rom 2.6-11
- Rev 20.11-15
- Lev 16.21-22
- Rom 3.21-26
- Gal 3.10-14
- Mt 20.28; Mk 14.36 (Is 51.17-22)