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The Word Of Substitution

What does the term “substitute” mean to you? You probably think of a substitute teacher or substitute ingredient. If you’re a Christian, it means something far more serious. Jesus died for your sins—the ones you have already committed and any future sins you will commit. In effect, he was a substitute for you when he hung on the cross. We can all rejoice in the fact that God loved us so much that he sent Jesus to pay the ultimate price on our behalf. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren talks about the Word of Substitution as he continues the series The Seven Greatest Words of Love.

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Dear Saddleback Family, 

Use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you learned this weekend into practice. If you missed last weekend's message, click here to watch it online.


THE WORD OF SUBSTITUTION
The Seven Greatest Words of Love- Part 4

Jesus became our substitute!

"At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock. At about
three o'clock, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?"
which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?""
Matthew 27:45-46 (NLT)

"He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also
for the sins of the whole world."
1 John 2:2 (NIV)

"God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God's goodness into us!" 2 Corinthians 5:21 (LB)

  1. TAKE SOME EXTENDED TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT THIS TEACHES US.
    • GOD IS HOLY

      "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to
      come."
      Revelation  4:8 (NIV)

      "Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong." Habakkuk 1:13 (NIV)
    • SIN IS UGLY

      "Your evil has separated you from your God and your sins have caused him to turn away from you, so he does not hear you."
      Isaiah 59:2 (NCV)

      "My guilt has overwhelmed me  like a burden too heavy to bear." Psalm 38:4 (NIV)

      "God is a righteous judge  and always condemns the wicked." Psalm 7:11 (TEV)

      "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23 (NIV)
    • SALVATION IS COSTLY

      "God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us."
      Romans 3:25 (NLT)

      "Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing." Galatians 3:13 (NLT)
  2. TURN FROM YOUR SIN & TRUST WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU"We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done." Romans 3:22 (NLT) "If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for our sins is left." Hebrews 10:26 (NIV) Confess your sin to a loving God right now.
  3. LIVE IN A STATE OF GRATITUDE

    "Now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God-all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends of God." Romans 5:11 (NLT) This week, tell Jesus you are grateful for your salvation three times each day: morning, noon and night.
  4. WHEN TEMPTED, REMEMBER WHAT YOUR SIN COST JESUS

    "God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. The ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God." 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NLT)

    Think about the cross as you face a temptation.

  5. PASS ON THE GOOD NEWS

    "God is patient for your sake. He doesn't want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act."
    2 Peter 3:9 (GW) Who do you know who needs to hear this good news of forgiveness?
The Seven Greatest Words of Love
August 2 - September 20, 2015Watch Series
  • The Word Of Forgiveness
    August 2, 2015
  • The Word Of Assurance
    August 9, 2015
  • The Word Of Love
    August 16, 2015
  • The Word Of Substitution
    August 23, 2015
  • The Word Of Humanity
    August 30, 2015
  • The Word of Victory!
    September 13, 2015
  • The Word Of Trust
    September 20, 2015