I Am Barabbas – Mark 15:6-15

In an effort to free Jesus, Pilate offered the Jews the opportunity to choose between Jesus, the innocent Lamb of God, and Barabbas, a known insurrectionist and murderer.  The people chose Barabbas, and Jesus went to the cross instead.  Each one of us is in the place of Barabbas.  We deserve the punishment, but Jesus took our place in order to set us free.

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The Decline of Morality – Romans 1:18-32 (sermon audio)

It only took 10 generations from Adam to Noah for morality in the world that God created to decline so much that only Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.  How does that happen?  How does man become so wicked that the thought of his heart is only evil continually?  According to Romans 1, it begins with a denial of God, and multiple sins follow.

The Promise of Atonement – Hebrews 9-10; Leviticus 16

Perhaps no day on the Jewish calendar was more important that the Day of Atonement.  It was a day which the book of Leviticus centers around.  And yet, it was not sufficient to fully take care of mankind’s sin problem.  That’s why Christ came, to be our sacrifice.  The Lamb of God came to take away the sin of the world.