March 6, 2005


I never respond to men who attack the gospel I preach or vilify me for preaching it. The best way to refute error is to proclaim truth. And the best thing to do with a mad dog in a man’s body is ignore and walk away from him.


Daily Readings for the Week of March 6-13

                Sunday                    Deuteronomy 33-Joshua 1                     Thursday                Joshua 11-14

                Monday                  Joshua 2-5                                                                               Friday                     Joshua 15-17

                Tuesday                  Joshua 6-8                                                                               Saturday                  Joshua 18-20

                Wednesday             Joshua 9-10                                                                             Sunday                    Joshua 21-22


·         I am scheduled to preach Wednesday night for Todds Road Grace Church in Lexington, KY, where Bro. Todd Nibert is pastor and Friday through Sunday for Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Jackson, MO, where Bro. Drew Dietz is pastor.

·         There will be a baby shower tonight, following the evening worship service, for Billy and Jayalita McCormack’s little girl, Molly Grayson.


Accepted from EternityDon Fortner

(Tune: # 66 — Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts — LM)

1.        In union with the Lamb of God,

Accepted from eternity,

Chosen, adopted, blessed we stood,

In God’s dear Son, our Surety!

2.        By cov’nant grace placed in His fold,

Adopted by that grace, most free,

Saved by his wise decree, we’re told,

In Christ we shall forever be!

3.        God’s cov’nant He will never break,

Though sins may oft our peace assail,

Though storms arise and we are weak,

Our anchor holds within the veil!

4.        Here let our weary souls find rest,

Our God and Savior stays the same;

And He declares that we are blest,

Blest in the Lamb for sinners slain!


The Lord Jesus Christ, because of His Godhead, has always had rule over the universe. Yet, in His incarnation, God the Father bestowed or conferred on Him (His Son) the office of King (Luke 1:32-33, Ps. 2:6). His office as King, or His Lordship, is what every believer bows to first, His right to rule over them. So His kingship commences in the heart and lives of those who truly bow to and come by faith to the Lord Jesus Christ.                                                                                       Pastor Donnie Bell



He Hath Made Him Sin

The Mosaic Types

2 Corinthians 5:21


The Word of God plainly teaches that Christ our blessed Surety was made sin for us, that he bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that the Lord God laid upon him our iniquities, that “He hath made him sin.” This transfer of sin from the sinner to the sinner’s Surety was clearly set forth in the typical sacrifices of the Mosaic law.


Priests’ Consecration


It was typified and prefigured by the sinner laying his hands on the head of the animal he brought to be sacrificed in his stead before God. You will recall that when Aaron and his sons were to be consecrated as priests unto God, they were commanded to “put their hands on the head of the bullock,” which typically represented the transfer of their sins to the bullock which was then counted worthy of death. Because the bullock bearing their sins was counted worthy of death, the Lord commanded, “And thou shalt kill the bullock before the Lord, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation” (Ex. 29:10-11).




Perhaps the clearest, most well-known picture of the transfer of our sins to the Lord Jesus Christ and of him putting away our sin by bearing them and bearing them away in his own body on the tree is the scapegoat presented before the Lord on the day of atonement (Lev. 16:20-22). As sin was typically transferred from the people to the goat, so our sins were truly transferred from us to Christ. The transfer of the sins was the transfer of the sins of a particular people, of their sins and only their sins, the sins of the children of Israel. So the sins of all God’s elect, all the Israel of God, were transferred to Christ. The sins of all the people were at once transferred to the goat; and all the sins of God’s elect were at once transferred to Christ. As the sins transferred to the scapegoat were carried away, so the Lord Jesus Christ, our great Surety, put away all the sins of all his people at one time by the sacrifice of himself (Ps. 103:12; Heb. 1:3; 9:26-28; 1 John 3:5).


The Sin-offering


Leviticus 4:21 speaks of Israel’s sin-offering. The word translated “sin-offering” would really be better translated, “sin.” It literally means, “habitual sinfulness, or offender.” This very same word is translated “sin” in Hosea 4:8, where God indicts the priests of the people for eating the sin-offering, “the sin,” of his people,  while  they  set  their hearts on their iniquity.  God’s word  to  Moses  in



Leviticus 4:21 is really this — “And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned the first bullock: it is the sin of the congregation.” This sin-offering pictures Christ our only Sin-offering to God, who consumed the wrath of God that consumed him.




Leviticus 5 (vv. 6-7 and 18) describes the trespass-offering. The word translated “trespass offering” means guilt. And again, the word translated “trespass-offering” means “habitual sinfulness, or offender.” As the trespass-offering ceremonially took the place of Israel’s guilt, Christ, our Trespass-offering, took our place as the guilty one before God’s holy law, wrath, and justice.


        These offerings were vicarious sacrifices that ceremonially received and sustained the curse due to sin. But that which was figuratively represented in the Mosaic sacrifices is actually exhibited in Christ, of whom they were but types and figures. In order to accomplish the complete expiation of our sins he was “made sin for us”, and gave himself as the atoning sacrifice for sin.




Christ Made Sin

Sinners Made Righteous


Tobias Crisp


Mark it well, Christ himself is not so completely righteous, but we are as righteous as he was. Nor are we so completely sinful, but he became (being made sin) as completely sinful as we. Nay more, the righteousness that Christ hath with the Father, we are the same, for we are ‘made the righteousness of God.’ And that very sinfulness that we were, Christ is made before God. So that here is a direct change. — Christ takes our persons and condition, and stands in our stead. We take his person and condition, and stand in his stead. What the Lord beheld Christ to be, that he beholds his members to be. What he beholds them to be in themselves, that he beheld Christ himself to be.


So that if you would speak of a sinner, supposing him to be a member of Christ, you must not speak of what he manifests, but of what Christ was.


If you would speak of one completely righteous, you must speak and know that Christ himself is not more righteous than he is. And that that person is not more sinful than Christ was when he took his sins on him. So that if you will reckon well, beloved, you must always reckon yourself in another’s person, and that other in yours. And until the Lord find out transgressions of Christ’s own acting, he will never find one to charge upon you.