Sinless Life of Jesus - Radford Church of Christ

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“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot
sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in
all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
Heb. 4:15
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
III. He Set a Perfect Example for man to follow
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
1. Testimony of Jesus
“Which of you convicts Me of sin?” Jn.8:46
 He
never confessed a sin

He never asked for pardon of
a sin

He never shed a tear for His
own sins
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
2. Testimony of His Enemies
Pharisees - tried to find fault
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
2. Testimony of His Enemies
Pharisees - tried to find fault
 Pilate’s wife - Mt.27:19 “that just man”
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
2. Testimony of His Enemies
Pharisees - tried to find fault
 Pilate’s wife - Mt.27:19 “that just man”
Pilate - Mt. 27:23-24 “this just person”
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
2. Testimony of His Enemies
Pharisees - tried to find fault
 Pilate’s wife - Mt.27:19 “that just man”
Pilate - Mt. 27:23-24 “this just person”
Herod - Luke 23:15 “nothing worthy of death”
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
2. Testimony of His Enemies
Pharisees - tried to find fault
 Pilate’s wife - Mt.27:19 “that just man”
Pilate - Mt. 27:23-24 “this just person”
Herod - Luke 23:15 “nothing worthy of death”
Judas - Mt. 27:4 “innocent blood”
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
2. Testimony of His Enemies
Pharisees - tried to find fault
 Pilate’s wife - Mt.27:19 “that just man”
Pilate - Mt. 27:23-24 “this just person”
Herod - Luke 23:15 “nothing worthy of death”
Judas - Mt. 27:4 “innocent blood”
Centurion - Mt. 27:54 “was the Son of God”
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
3. Testimony of His Disciples
John the Baptist - Mt. 3:14
• John was baptizing “unto
repentance”
• Jesus did not need this because
He had no sins to repent of
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
3. Testimony of His Disciples
Peter
“WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS
DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH” 1 Pet. 2:22
John
“And you know that He was manifested to
take away our sins, and in Him there is no
sin.”
1 Jn. 3:5
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
3. Testimony of His Disciples
Paul
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for
us, that we might become the righteousness of
God in Him.”
2 Cor. 5:21
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
3. Testimony of His Disciples
Hebrew writer
Heb. 4:15 “.. in all points tempted as we are, yet
without sin.”
Heb. 7:26 “For such a High Priest was fitting for
us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from
sinners, and has become higher than the heavens.”
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
To prove His Deity
A part of the Godhead
If He sinned He would be just like humans
He can only be Divine if He is sinless
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
To Atone for Sin
1. Law required unblemished sacrifice
 Ex. 12:5 “Your lamb shall be without blemish”
2. Christ was without spot
“how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the
eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse
your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
Heb. 9:14
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
To Atone for Sin
1. Law required unblemished sacrifice
 Ex. 12:5 “Your lamb shall be without blemish”
2. Christ was without spot
“But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb
without blemish and without spot”
1 Pet. 1:19
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
To Atone for Sin
“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the
world” Jn. 1:29
1. Identifies Christ as the antitype of the
Passover sacrifice
2. Asserts the vivid nature of Jesus’
impending death
3. Affirms the universality of the Savior’s
mission
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
To Atone for Sin
 Innocent must suffer for the guilty
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be
sin for us, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Cor. 5:21
???
IDOLATRY
DRUNKENESS
HOMOSEXUALITY
FORNICATION
ADULTERY
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
To Atone for Sin
 Innocent must suffer for the guilty
“All we like sheep have gone astray; We
have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.” Isa. 53:6
 Jesus’ death could not have atoned for
sin, if He was sinful.
???
IDOLATRY
DRUNKENESS
HOMOSEXUALITY
FORNICATION
ADULTERY
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
To Atone for Sin
If Jesus had been guilty of sin, then...
1. Not able to satisfy God’s wrath
2. Not have been an acceptable sacrifice of God
3. He would have violated O.T. types
4. He would have violated O.T. prophecies about sinless Savior
5. He would have violated doctrine of atonement
Instead of saving others, He would need saving !
III. He Set a Perfect Example for man to follow
We need a perfect example
We follow others only as they follow Christ 1 Cor. 11:1
We must walk in his steps
 “For to this you were called, because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should
follow His steps: "WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR
WAS DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH” 1 Pet. 2:21-22
 Jesus was more than simply without sin
 He was a model of holiness.
 He lived a life of excellence.
 He is Immanuel - God With Us
• Human and divine
• Divinity required that He be without Sin !!
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot
sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in
all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
Heb. 4:15
I. Jesus lived a sinless life while on earth
II. Necessity of His Sinless life
III. He Set a Perfect Example for man to follow
Believe
Jn. 8:24
Repent
Lk. 13:3
Confess
Matt. 10:32-33
Baptism
Acts 2:38
Faithful
Rev. 2:10
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