Precious Blood: Christ's Atoning Work CDs
"He was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was thechastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
At the very heart of our Christian faith is a precious red substance: the blood of our Lord JesusChrist. The sin-atoning death of Christ is remarkable for being at once, most offensive to the world,most treasured by the church, most astonishing to the mind, and most stirring to the soul. Simply put,the one thing we would least expect to hear about God is that He sent His own Son to die for oursins. Thus it is Christ’s precious blood that puts the amazing into grace, puts the wonderful into the Gospel, and puts the marvelous into God’s plan of salvation. There can be no greater truth to be faced than the gospel message of the cross, no greater mystery to be considered, and no greater comfort to be received. The cross is a theme that Christians will meditate on forever without exhausting its wonder. And of the cross, God’s redeemed will sing with glorious praise to unending ages.
There are many good reasons to return to the theme of Christ’s atonement. First, the atonement is the divine work on which the entire structure of our salvation rests and the truth on which our doctrine of salvation must be built. Recent years have seen a pastoral neglect of the cross and an increasingly intensive doctrinal assault from the academy. This gives us a second important reason to return to the atonement: if Christians are to have any faith to defend at all, we will have to defend our Gospel here.
What are atonement, substantiation, redemption, propitiation, expiation, and reconciliation? These themes will refresh the souls and minds of veteran believers and instruct and inspire those coming to grips with the cross for the first time. Speakers include Joel Beeke, Robert Godfrey, Richard Phillips, Philip Ryken, R. C. Sproul, and Derek Thomas.
Publisher: Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
Publish Date: 2008
6 messages on 6 CDs