Our Substitute - Pastor Chris (4.16.23)
Sin is a violation of God's intended order for creation and violates the very nature of God. We owe an infinite debt for this violation and therefore deserve punishment for our sin. Jesus died in our place, repaying our debt, so that we don't have to. Substitutionary atonement can elicit a deep sense of gratitude to God, that Jesus did for us that which we could not do for ourselves.