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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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)