08: Christ, Our Priest – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Our safety is not only in accepting Christ’s sacrifice for us in the past, but also in His daily intercession for us in the present. Our future is secure if it lies in God’s hands. [Teaching Plan for Christ, Our Priest November 18, 1013] 1. Have a volunteer read Romans 8:31-34 a. … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Advocate and Intercessor
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Read Romans 8:31–34. What great hope and promise is offered us here? The background of verses 31-24 is a courtroom scene in which we should visualize ourselves on trial. Questions are asked: Who is against us? Who will bring a charge against us? Who condemns us? Such a situation could easily send shivers down our … [Click to read more …]

In My Place
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“Christ was treated as we deserve, that we might be treated as He deserves. He was condemned for our sins, in which He had no share, that we might be justified by His righteousness, in which we had no share. He suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which was … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ, our Sacrifice
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Further Study: “The Atonement, Part I—Atoning Sacrifice,” pp. 661-680, in Appendix C of The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7A. What Martin Luther frequently called a “wonderful exchange” or “joyous exchange” of Christ’s righteousness for human sin, Ellen G. White describes in a classic statement as follows: “Christ was treated as we deserve, that we might … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: A Great Danger
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In the book of Hebrews, Paul not only focuses on the theological understanding of Christ’s sacrifice, he also explains some of its practical implications. At several places he shows what happens if someone ignores this sacrifice. Read Hebrews 6:4-6 and 10:26-31. About what is Paul warning us? What kinds of attitudes does he describe? In … [Click to read more …]

07: Christ, Our Sacrifice – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Christ, Our Sacrifice November 13, 2013] 1. Substitution. Have you ever been a teacher or held another position where your work was essential that if you couldn’t be there, a substitute had to be found? Does that substitute sometimes prove to be of lesser ability? By contrast, in what ways is Jesus the infinitely … [Click to read more …]