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Christ Died for the Guilty Sinner

Christ Died for the  Guilty SinnerIsaiah 53:1 ‎Isaiah 53 describes the life and ministry of Jesus Christ (vv. 1–4), His death (vv. 5–8) and burial (v. 9), and His resurrection and exaltation (vv. 10–12). The theme that ties the chapter together is that the innocent Servant died in the place of the guilty. When theologians speak about “the vicarious atonement,” that is what they mean. We cannot explain everything  about the cross, but this much seems clear: "Jesus took the place of guilty sinners ask for something” rather than “to inquire of” or “to ask a question about.”
Newman, Barclay Moon, and Eugene Albert Nida. A Handbook on the Gospel of John. New York: United Bible Societies, 1993. Print. UBS Handbook Series.

It was the Lord's will ...

It was the Lord's will ...Isaiah 53:10 Excerpt ‎The suffering and death of the Servant was clearly the Lord’s will. In that sense He was “slain from the Creation of the world” (Rev. 13:8). The statement, the Lord made the Servant’s life a  guilt offering, does not mean that Jesus’ life satisfied the wrath of God but that His life which culminated in His death was the sacrifice for sins. As indicated in Isaiah 53:7-8He had to die to satisfy the righteous demands of God. The word for “guilt offering” is ’āšām, used in Leviticus 5:15;6:5; 19:21 and elsewhere of an offering to atone for sin.
‎His death and burial appeared to end His existence (He was “cut off, ” Isa. 53:8), but in actuality because of His resurrection Jesus will see His offspring (those who by believing in Him become children of God, John 1:12) and He will prolong His days (live on forever as the Son of God). He will be blessed (prosper; cf. Isa. 53:12a) because of His obedience to the will (plan) of the Lord. Martin,…

The Meaning of 'Ask'

The Meaning of 'Ask'John 14:16 Excerpt ‎In translating the verb ask, it is important to distinguish clearly between requests for information and requests for benefits. The latter is clearly the meaning in this particular context; Jesus promises "to are desirable, and profitable, because they lead us with safety and delight unto eternal life."
Henry, Matthew, and Thomas Scott. Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, 1997. Print.

The Pastor in Prayer

Mundy's Quote for the Day


IN the shadow of the Rock, let me rest,
When I feel the tempest’s shock, thrill my breast;
All in vain the storm shall sweep, while I hide,
And my tranquil station keep, by Thy side.

On the parch’d and desert way, where I tread,
With the scorching noon-tide ray, o’er my head,
Let me find the welcome shade, cool and still,
And my weary steps be stayed, while I will.

I in peace will rest me there, till I see
That the skies again are fair, over me—
That the burning heats are past, and the day
Bids the traveller at last, go his way.

Then my pilgrim staff I’ll take, and once more
I’ll my onward journey make, as before;
And with joyous heart and strong, I will raise
Unto Thee, O Rock, a song, glad with praise!


Spurgeon, C. H. The Pastor in Prayer. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Prin…

Logos Verse for the Day

Bible Gateway Verse for the Day

Isaiah 43:11-12King James Version

"I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses", saith the Lord, "that I am God".

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"I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior. I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, And there was no foreign god among you; Therefore you are My witnesses,” Says the Lord, "that I am God".

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English Standard Version

"I, I am the Lord, and besides [Me] there is no savior. I declared and saved and proclaimed, when there was no strange god among you; and you are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and I am God".

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