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Atonement Theories Sermon Illustration by C. S. Lewis http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7105 For C.S. Lewis, atonement means “Christ’s death has somehow put us right with God and has given us a fresh start." You don't have to understand how it works to get the fresh start. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: C. S. Lewis

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Finding A New Tone for the Day of Atonement Article by Dave Joseph https://onbeing.org/blog/finding-a-new-tone-for-the-day-of-atonement/ Atoning for one's shortcomings can be a challenge. A conflict mediator, Dave Joseph, tells his story of moving from feelings of self-castigation to an opportunity for healing confession on this solemn Day of Atonement. Resource type: Article Source: On Being Author: Dave Joseph

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The Day of Atonement, Part One Devotional by Deidra Riggs https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/day-atonement-part-one Atonement is the act of becoming, once again, at one with God by means of the shed blood of Jesus as the atoning sacrifice for sin. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Deidra Riggs

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Payment or Forgiveness? Putting the Gospel Back into the Atonement Article by Bill Walker https://www.missioalliance.org/payment-or-forgiveness-putting-the-gospel-back-into-the-atonement/ Bill Walker explains a theory of substitutionary atonement in which Jesus' death does not pay a penalty for our sin; rather, through the cross God absorbs the pain of human sin and truly forgives. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Bill Walker

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The Center of Atonement Article by Scot McKnight https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/the-center-of-atonement/ ... that while the penal substitution metaphor for the atonement is considered essential by many evangelicals, the New ... "provides a variety of images" for understanding the atonement. McKnight favors "identification for incorporation." Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Scot McKnight

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The Blood of Atonement: A Sermon Starter for Hebrews 9:11-14 Sermon Starter/Outline by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-26b/?type=lectionary_epistle This sermon starter by Doug Bratt on Hebrews 9:11-14 describes how the rituals associated with the Day of Atonement point to Jesus as both the High Priest and the atoning sacrifice (the scapegoat) for our sin.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Doug Bratt

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Conversations on Atonement Article by Thomas R. Thompson https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2009/04/01/atonement-conversation-continued/ Thomas Thompson and others reflect on atonement and shares that Jesus' death is not so disjunctive– the isolated moment of salvation–but in better continuity with his life as epitomizing his sacrifice and obedience to God Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Thomas R. Thompson

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The Day of Atonement, Part Two Devotional by Jennifer Dukes Lee https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/day-atonement-part-two Jennifer Dukes Lee meditates on Leviticus 16:21-22, the Day of Atonement, the scapegoat, and Christ, who on Good Friday became a scapegoat for our sake. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Jennifer Dukes Lee

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Competing Theories of Christ’s Atonement: Penal Substitution, Economic Transaction, or Obediential Love? Article by John McCusker http://www.hprweb.com/2014/07/competing-theories-of-christs-atonement-penal-substitution-economic-transaction-or-obediential-love/ John McCusker wrestles with the mechanisms of the atonement, arguing for a proper reading of Thomas Aquinas' theory of the atonement, which McCusker identifies as an "interpersonal act...motivated by love." Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: John McCusker

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Still Thinking about the Atonement Article by Jim Stump https://biologos.org/blogs/jim-stump-faith-and-science-seeking-understanding/still-thinking-about-the-atonement One of the common objections to theistic evolution relates to its implications for sin and atonement. Jim Stump explores various ways that atonement, and even substitutionary atonement, remains coherent with a theistic evolutionary framework. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Jim Stump

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Sermon Quotes on Atonement Book Quote by Ricky Maye https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-on-atonement/ Quotes on atonement from a variety of authors, including reference to God's wisdom, love, grace, holiness, wrath, judgment and righteousness. Resource type: Book Quote Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Ricky Maye

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Sermon Illustrations on Atonement Sermon Illustration by Stuart Strachan Jr. https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-atonement/ This collection of sermon illustrations on atonement features stories from Timothy Keller and quotes from Fydor Dostoyevsky, Victor Hugo, and R.C. Sproul that explain what Jesus accomplished on the cross. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Stuart Strachan Jr.

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Full Text Hymns on Atonement What a Wonderful Savior!PD
The Atoning Work Is DonePD
Christ is Atonement, the Paschal Victim©
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A Discussion of the Atonement Article by Gabriel Fackre https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2009/02/01/a-discussion-of-the-atonement-abuse-violence-sacrifice-and-the-cross/ In this article, three theologians discuss the atonement in the contemporary terms of violence and abuse and traditional terms of cross and sacrifice. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Gabriel Fackre

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The Meaning of the Cross: Alternative Views of the Atonement Article by Greg Love http://day1.org/3795-the_meaning_of_the_cross_alternative_views_of_the_atonement This short essay on the atonement articulates and critiques the penal substitution theory, offering a more progressive alternative where Jesus saves us through his life, not his death. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Greg Love

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Evolution, Atonement, and Redemption (Part 2) Article by Celia Deane-Drummond https://biologos.org/blogs/archive/evolution-atonement-and-the-redemption-of-all-creation-part-2 This article comes from a series on evolutionary creation and atonement. "Once we view animals as having in some sense moral agency, then theories of atonement need to be widened and stretched to include creaturely ills." Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Celia Deane-Drummond

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Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 1) Article by Celia Deane-Drummond https://biologos.org/blogs/archive/evolution-atonement-and-the-redemption-of-all-creation-part-1 Given difficulties in envisaging atonement as satisfaction of the wrath of a vengeful God, many theologians avoid using the language of atonement when speaking about the non-human world, but instead rely on the language of redemption. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Celia Deane-Drummond

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Christus Victor and Atonement Article by Elizabeth Colmant Estes https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2017/01/04/reincorporating-christus-victor-reformed-theology-atonement/ Our cities and churches are dying. If we wish to truly resurrect them, it is time for Christians to adopt a life-affirming Christology with Christus Victor salvation at the heart of our theology of atonement. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Elizabeth Colmant Estes

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The High Priest of Israel on the Day of Atonement Image https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/Hebrews/imageDisplay/llh_268b A colorful drawing that imagines the High Priest of Israel wearing his robes and standing in front of the temple curtain. He holds a bowl full of blood on the Day of Atonement. (Leviticus 16:1-30; Hebrews... Resource type: Image Source: Blue Letter Bible

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The Atonement in Scripture and Song: A Lenten Service with Teaching Notes Service Outline by Paul E. Detterman https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-2003/atonement-scripture-and-song-lenten-service-teaching-notes Here is a service outline for the lenten season with a focus on the atonement of Christ. The service is reformed in nature, but can be used by other denominations and can be modified. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Reformed Worship Author: Paul E. Detterman

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Yom Kippur & Atonement Article by Paul Neeley http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/165885975740/yom-kippur-atonement Paul Neeley collects a host of resources to help Christians understand Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, including articles, Bible studies, and even a jazz piece on the theme of atonement. Resource type: Article Source: Global Worship Author: Paul Neeley

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