Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures â€“ 1 Corinthians 15:3
"according to the Scriptures" should impactâ€¦
1) How we read/interpret our Bibles
Â· The NT interprets the OT
Â· All Scripture points to Christ
2) How we understand Christ's death
Â· In fulfillment of God's promise and plan
Â· Through the lens of OT pictures of sacrifice, substitute, atonement, redemption, etc.
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
What does Paul mean we he says Christ death and resurrection is "according to the Scriptures"?
-Why is it important for Christians to know the Old Testament?
-How does the NT shed more light on the OT? What role does the death/resurrection of Christ play?
-Other passages to consider: Ex 12; Lev 16:1-22; Num 21:4-9; Psalm 22; Isa 53; Luke 24:25-27; John 3:14-18; 5:39,46; Acts 2:23; 4:23-28; 7:51-52; 13:23-29; 1 Cor 5:7; Heb 9:24-10:25; 13:10-15
-How does the OT help us to understand more fully what Christ accomplished on the cross?
-Why is it helpful to see how the Apostles use the OT?
-What is encouraging about the fact that Christ death was according to the definite plan of God?
-In what ways could you become more familiar with the OT?
Jathan Newton was born and raised in Indianapolis. God saved Jathan at a young age through the preaching of the gospel and instruction of his parents. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University where he met and married Melissa. During Jathanâ€™s college years, God...