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Bible Essentials Set 2: Sin, Sacrifice, and Salvation
We are back to another Bible Essentials series! The first Bible Essentials series provided a general overview of the story of the Bible. This Bible Essentials series specifically looks at sin, sacrifice, and salvation.
If you need a reminder of what the Bible Essentials series is all about, read this post:
We as humans are born as sinners into a fallen world. In the Old Testament, God provided a system of sacrifice to pay the penalty for sin, but this sacrifice had to be repeated regularly because it could not atone for all sin. However, in the New Testament, God sends the perfect sacrifice—Jesus—to pay the penalty for sin once and for all. Jesus made that sacrifice for you and me. To avoid God’s wrath and the penalty for sin—death—we only have to have faith in Jesus.
In Part 1 of this series, we will look at sin, the law, and the Old Testament sacrificial system for sin.
In Part 2 of this series, we will focus on Jesus as the final sacrifice for sin.
In Part 3 of this series, we will learn how we can be saved from God’s wrath against sin.
Note that several lessons are repeats of lessons from the first Bible Essentials series. I will link to these repeated lessons in the most closely associated new lesson from this series (Substack doesn’t have a way for me to re-send past posts). If you are a new subscriber since the first series was published, I encourage you to read these lessons to get the whole scope of the study. And of course, long-time subscribers are welcome to read them again!
Part 1: Sin, Law, and Sacrifice
Lesson 1: Genesis 3:1-24: The Fall (repeat, but updated!)
Part 2: Jesus as the Final Sin Offering
Lesson 6: Matthew 27:27-56: Jesus’ Death (repeat, but updated!)
Lesson 11: Luke 24:1-53: Jesus’ Resurrection (repeat, but updated!)
Part 3: Path to Eternal Life
Lesson 20: Acts 2:1-27: Giving of the Holy Spirit (repeat, but updated!)
Along the way, we’ll throw in a few Characteristics of God studies that support the concepts that we’ve learned in the Bible Essentials lessons. Hopefully this will help break up the long study a bit.
The Bible Essentials studies come with many premium resources, including templates that can be used with any Scripture passage, individual and group journal sheets, and PowerPoint presentations. The template resources include a bookmark with the study questions, a PowerPoint presentation for group use, and a journal sheet.
This study will take us all the way through the end of the year, so get ready to read through Scriptures that explain why we need a Savior and why Jesus is that Savior. These concepts are foundational to the Christian faith. I hope you learn something that encourages you to recommit to following Jesus.