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Exodus 32:15-32 ESV
I. THE UPSETTING CONDITION OF SIN
A. The Law we break is God’s Law and if we break one part of it, we break the whole thing. (James 2:8-11)
II. THE UNCOMFORTABLE NEED TO CONFRONT AND CONFESS SIN
A. The right and therefore righteous response to sin is to be angry, but angry for the right reasons. (Ephesians 4:26, Mark 11:15-17)
B. The right and therefore righteous response to sin is to remove it, not rehab it. (Colossians 3:5, Romans 8:13)
C. The right and therefore righteous response to sin in other is to affectionately confront them, not coddle them in the name of acceptance.
D. The right and therefore righteous response when confronted with sin is to confess it, not soft sell it, shift the blame for it, or spin it. (Luke 18:9-14, 1 John 1:7-9)
III. THE UNSATISFACTORY NATURE OF A CORRUPT SACRIFICE
A. The only way to totally remove the wrath of God for our sin is through the sacrifice of a substitute.
B. The only substitute that will do is one who is sinless and in steps Jesus at the right time to be that substitute.