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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 09

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 09 The part of this study involves the story of an immoral or sinful woman who came and washed the feet of  Jesus with her tears, dried them with her hair, and anointed them with perfume  (Luke 7:36-50).  John tells a similar story in 12:1-8 about Mary the sister  of […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 08

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 08 In this part of our  study of the forgiveness of sins without the need for an animal sacrifice, we  will take a look at the story of a paralytic who was healed by Jesus.  This  story is recorded in three Gospels: Matthew 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, and Luke  5:17-26. As […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 07

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 07 In the last part of this series, we mentioned that the people followed the cultish sacrificial system, which some people may not understand; so we will let the words of God which were delivered through the prophet Jeremiah explain it a little further in 7:21-26, where He is speaking […]

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Now That We Still Have Christmas With Us, Where Do We Go From Here?

Now That We Still Have Christmas With Us, Where Do We Go From Here? A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 3 February 2013 By Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Joshua 24:14-15 Ruth 1:16-17 1 Peter 1:8 1 John 4:11-21 Preparation Verse: (1 Peter 1:8) And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 06

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 06 Daniel Salomon made the following comments: “Psalm 50 is another example of atonement without sacrifice. In fact, Psalm 50 challenges the excesses of “animal sacrifice”—asking ‘If I were hungry, would I not let you know?’ Making the case that God is not a hungry pagan god who needs to […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 05

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 05 We saw in the Isaiah passage we discussed in the previous part, that God does not desire sacrifices, which is a strong indication that sacrifice and the shedding of blood does not bring about forgiveness, and this same kind of message has been spoken since the time of Samuel. […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 04

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 04 We closed our previous discussion on forgiveness without sacrifice with a reference to Isaiah 1:10-21. In these verses we will see that neither sacrifice nor incense brings forgiveness. 10. Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the instruction of our God, You people […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 03

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 03 As a follow-up to our discussion on Numbers 16:41-50, we looked at Norman K. Gottwald’s book, “The Hebrew Bible: A Socio-Literary Introduction.” His contention is that from the way a Biblical passage is written it can be dated and placed in a reference source. He also believes that the […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 02

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 02 In reading the Hebrew Testament, we often come to the understanding that the only form of atonement was an animal sacrifice, but this isn’t the case when we read the passage in Numbers 16:41-50, and in particular verse 46, where Moses directs Aaron to make atonement with incense. 41. […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 01

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 01 This Bible study series looks at several instances where a person’s faith was all that was needed to forgive their sins. There was no need to sacrifice an animal. Forgiveness was given by God as a gift of grace. The first instance occurs in Genesis 15. This was more […]

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