Prelude to the Passion (Glen Davis)


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Length: 31:18
Size: 9 MB
Format MP3
Speaker: Glen Davis – 2/24/2004
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Summary:
Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ will confuse a lot of people, so this is an attempt to explain what Christ’s death accomplished. It’s pretty important that you look at the note and follow along with this–I cite a lot of scriptures in rapid succession without always giving the reference.

NOTES

Jesus Died to Express Love
16This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. (1 John 3:16, NIV)

13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13, NIV)

7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8, NIV)

Jesus Died to Purchase Us
7He is so rich in kindness that he purchased our freedom through the blood of his Son, and our sins are forgiven. (Ephesians 1:7, NLT)

5For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time. (1 Tim 2:5-6, NIV)

You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19b-20, NIV)

Jesus Died to Defeat Satan
13When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. 15And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (Colossians 3:13-15, NIV)

Jesus Died to Be a Sacrifice
Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:2b, NIV)

But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (1st John 2:1b-2, NIV)

Jesus Died to Reconcile Us to God
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! (Romans 5:9-10, NIV)

17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20, NIV)

19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in [Christ], 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

21Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.

Jesus Died to Give Us Life
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 2 Corinthians 5:14 (NIV)

10And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:10, NIV)

9For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. 10He died for us so that we can live with him forever, whether we are dead or alive at the time of his return. (1st Thessalonians 5:9-10, NLT)

9It is God who saved us and chose us to live a holy life. He did this not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan long before the world began–to show his love and kindness to us through Christ Jesus. 10And now he has made all of this plain to us by the coming of Christ Jesus, our Savior, who broke the power of death and showed us the way to everlasting life through the Good News. (2 Timothy 1:9-10, NLT)

23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23, NIV)