Swapped Sermon Illustrations

Swapped Sermon Illustrations

Hazel D. Artis writes: "A missionary was speaking to a group of fishermen in a little village on the coast of Labrador. He had told of Christ's death on the cross and was trying to get the message of salvation across. He wondered if he was getting anywhere, if the men understood him, so he asked a question:

"'Will you tell me in your own words what Christ did when He died upon the cross?' he asked.

'"Yes,' said a weather-beaten fisherman, tears coursing down his face, 'I just now saw what He did. He swapped places with me. He took my place on the cross and left me here in his place, a man without sin in God's sight.  Oh, praise His name!'"

May these words about Jesus never be as pewter instead of gold to us:

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (I Peter 2:22-24).

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