By His Stripes

Carrying the Cross

Marilyn Sewell, a Unitarian minister, made the following statement while interviewing Christopher Hitchens, a well-known atheist: “The religion you cite in your book is generally the fundamentalist faith of various kinds. I’m a liberal Christian, and I don’t take the stories from the Scripture literally. I don’t believe in the doctrine of atonement 1 (that … [Click to read more …]

03: God As Redeemer – Teaching Plan


Key Thought: From the beginning the Bible points to the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross in order to redeem us from sin’s penalty of eternal destruction. [Teaching Plan for “God as Redeemer” January 18, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Romans 1:16-18. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Salvation in Isaiah

On the famous road to Emmaus, Jesus taught the two despairing disciples about the atonement from “Moses and all the prophets” (Luke 24:27). What prophetic materials might Jesus have included in His study of the Atonement? 1 It’s very likely that among the prophets Jesus would have referred to, Isaiah was one. Read Isaiah 53, which describes the … [Click to read more …]