The Gospel in the Old Testament: As Far as the East Is from the West

We learn from the Old Testament that sin is erased through sacrifice and atonement. But the ritual must be repeated. Guilt is painful and crippling.... and in Christ alone can guilt be truly and completely taken away... literally taken away... permanently... and that is Good News!!!

Leviticus 16:1-28
John 1:29
Hebrews 9:22,9:28,13:11-12
Matthew 20:28,26:28
1 Peter 1:18-19
Psalm 103:11-12
Isaiah 43:25
Jeremiah 31:34

Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:

  • Why did the people of the Old Testament place their hands on their sacrifices?

  • What was the scapegoat, and what was its purpose?

  • How does all of the Old Testament teaching on sacrifices help us better understand Jesus and what He did for us?

  • How does He help us deal properly with guilt?

  • What should be said to a person who says, "I know God has forgiven me, but I cannot forgive myself."?