His Story…Our Story!
Dr. David Allen | Dean of the School of Theology
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
enrolls Him in our needy company. For unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given. The Word became flesh and dwelled among us. He had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people.
THE SINLESS LIFE
is His fulfilment for us of all righteousness. He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. He was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin. Guilty, vile, and helpless we; spotless Lamb of God was He.
is His bearing our condemnation via His substitutionary atonement. He who knew no sin became sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Was it for crimes that I had done He groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree!
is the guarantee that His work is accepted and victory is won. O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? God has caused us to be born again unto a living hope through His resurrection; to an inheritance that is death proof, sin proof, and time proof. Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior; He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord. Up from the grave He arose!
THE ASCENSION & EXALTATION
is His opening to us the gates of the City of God. Which hope we have as an anchor for the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters within the veil where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us. His earthly ministry ends; His heavenly high priestly ministry of intercession begins. He ever lives to make intercession for us. Having made purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the majesty on high. He is the mediator of the New Covenant; the Head of the church; the One who fills all in all.
THE SECOND COMING
is the prophecy of His personal return to bring us to Himself, establish His earthly kingdom, and then reign eternally in the new heaven and the new earth. “Behold! I come quickly!” “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
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