Blog Entries on Death of Christ

During the weeks leading up to Easter our pastoral staff will tackle theological topics related to the resurrection in a series we're calling "Easter's Gospel."

Substitutionary sacrifice is illustrated strikingly throughout Scripture. Abraham’s prophetic words in Genesis 22:8, “God will provide for himself the lamb” (supposedly only for Isaac’s ears), pointed forward to the provision of Christ as, “the Lamb of God who takes away the…

During the weeks leading up to Easter our pastoral staff will tackle theological topics related to the resurrection in a series we're calling "Easter's Gospel."

How are we to understand what Jesus is doing on the cross? He clearly teaches us that, "the Son of man came to give his life as a ransom for many"; the Good Shepherd would give his life for the sheep; he…

During the weeks leading up to Easter our pastoral staff will tackle theological topics related to the resurrection in a series we're calling "Easter's Gospel."

In addition to asking, "Why did Jesus die?" we need to answer a similar but different question: “Why was Jesus killed?” In fact to answer the latter is essential for answering the former.

Why Was Jesus Killed?

So, why…