Soli Deo Gloria

“Freedom from Slavery to Sin” Mark 8:27-38

An Expositional Sermon
The Son is eternally begotten of the Father (John 1:14, 18). His name is Jesus Christ/Immanuel, and He always has been and always will be the only Son of God (Isa. 9:6; Psalm 2:12; Luke 1:32-35; John 3:16; Matt. 16:15-17). All things were created through and for Him (Col. 1:16), God upholds all things through Him (Col. 1:17), and He is the head of the church (Col. 1:18). He is the Word of God (John 1:1-18), He is truth and the only way to the Father (John 14:6), and it is only through His name by which men can be saved (Matt. 1:21; Acts. 4:12; Col. 1:20). Jesus became incarnate and was born of the virgin Mary (Isa. 7:14; Luke 1:27, 34). Jesus is fully God (John 1:1, 14; 5:18; 8:58; Col. 2:9; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb. 1:8) and fully man (Matt. 4:2; Luke 2:7, 52; John 1:14; 4:6; 19:28; Heb. 2:17; 4:15; this is known as Jesus Christ’s hypostatical union). He lived a perfect life bringing perfect pleasure to God (John 8:29; Heb. 4:14-16; 1 Pet. 2:22). He died a penal (Rom. 6:23; Heb. 9:28) substitutionary (Isa. 52:13-53:12; Rom. 4:25; 1 Pet. 1:24) death on a cross (Gal. 3:13; 1 Pet. 1:24) bearing the sin of His people (Matt. 1:21; Heb. 9:28). He became sin so that His people might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21), and He took the curse His people deserved (Gal. 3:13). He satisfied/propitiated God’s wrath (Rom. 3:21-26; 1 John 2:2), and made atonement for them (1 Pet. 3:18). He made peace between God and men (Rom. 5:1), and reconciled a people to God (Rom. 5:11; 2 Cor. 5:18) through His death, and was raised from the dead three days later for their justification (Rom. 4:25; 5:8-10; 1 Cor. 15:3-4). He is the one mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5). He ascended to God the Father (Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-11; 2:33; 7:56; Eph. 4:10) and makes intercession for His people (Heb. 7:25). He will one day return to judge the living and the dead (Acts 1:11; 10:42; 2 Tim. 4:1; Heb. 9:28; 1 Pet. 4:5; Rev. 20:11-15).