Lesson 5 - God has a solution?
Why doesn't God just forget about man?
Why doesn't God just let man die?
GOD DOES LET MAN DIE!
He will judge man for sin AND He will love holy, sinless man.
God will do BOTH these things Himself.
God will judge sin AND He will establish righteousness.
Sin has destroyed man's love for God, but not God's love for man.
God has a people who will love Him!
They will love Him on earth and into all eternity!
God has made His people sinless.
God put away their sin from them forever.
God Himself has cleansed them from all their sins.
He has made them pure again, as if they had never sinned.
They are washed whiter than snow.
How did God do that? How could sin ever be removed?
How could the blackness of our sin be washed away?
God washed away the sins of His people...in blood!
Blood? Washed away their sins in blood?
Yes, in the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ the LORD.
When did God do this?
God did all this before the world began!
God has another son, besides Adam. His Name is JESUS.
Do you remember I told you that when God made man,
God said, "Let US make man in OUR image?"
Well, God said, "US", because 3 Persons agreed together to make man in THEIR image.
God is 3 Persons!
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
THE HYMN: Whiter Than Snow
"Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Psalm 51:7
LORD Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole.
I want Thee forever to live in my soul.
Break down every idol, cast out every foe.
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow.
LORD Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make a complete sacrifice.
I give up myself, and whatever I know.
LORD Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat.
I wait, blessed LORD, at Thy crucified feet.
By faith, for my cleansing, I see Thy blood flow.
LORD Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait.
Come now, and within me a new heart create.
To those who have sought Thee, Thou never saidst, "No".
TUNE: FISCHER, William G. Fischer (1835-1912)
WORDS: James L. Nicholson (1828-1896)