The Great Substitute; Matthew 27:15-26


Historical Christianity claims that believers are justified before God because Jesus stood as our substitute in the cosmic trial dealing with our sin.  When Jesus takes Barabbas' place in the Roman court, he provides a real-life symbol of the great truth that sets us free.  But what does it mean for us? 

Sermon Notes

  1. Suicide Revisited
  2. Real-Life Symbolism: Jesus for Barabbas, the substitution
  3. Criticisms of Substitution Theories
  4. Understanding Substitution Fully: 
    1. The Plan for Substitution
    2. The Need for Substitution
    3. The Surrender of Substitution
    4. The Victory of Substitution