The Atoning Work of Christ
A Sermon on Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (ESV)
God is love; therefore the characteristic of the Christian life is to be love; we cannot have a true concept of the love of the Lord Jesus apart from the full teaching of the Gospel; He gave Himself as an offering and sacrifice; ' sweet-smelling savour' explained; the meaning of substitutionary atonement; the Lord accomplished His work for us in spite of us.