The Glory Of The Atonement

It has been, and will continue to be, a very full week.  So, as you have already observed, posting is light.

This coming Sunday at Calvary we will again dive in to Galatians 3:10-14, focusing on verses 13-14.  The title of the sermon is The Self-Substitution of God, and the focus is the penal substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ.

May the quote by Spurgeon below start to stir your heart for the Sunday gathering and celebration.

“We want the fact of substitution to strike us, and then the cross will grow sublimely great. In vision I behold it! Its two arms are extended right and left till they touch the east and west and overshadow all races of men; the foot of it descends lower than the grave, till it goes down even to the gates of hell; while upward the cross mounts with a halo round about it of unutterable glory, till it rises above the stars, and sheds its light upon the throne of the Most High.

Atonement is a divine business; its sacrifice is infinite, even as the God who conceived it. Glory be to his name for ever! It is all that I can say. It was nothing less than a stretch of divine love for Jesus to give himself for our sins. It was gracious for the Infinite to conceive of such a thing; but for him to carry it out was glorious beyond all.”

—Charles Spurgeon, “Jehovah-Jireh” (sermon on Gen 22:14)

(HT: Of First Importance)

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