"Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins."
The picture was grim. The separation of sin created a chasm too wide for any of us to cross. Yet, day after day, still we tried to bridge the great divide between the human and the divine. Too late to stop it and too weak to solve it, we resorted to man-made systems and cheap tricks. Religious rituals, saintly sacrifices, priestly duties—none of them solved the sin problem. The door to God was locked from the inside.
"BUT WHEN THIS PRIEST [JESUS] HAD OFFERED FOR ALL TIME ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS, HE SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD... FOR BY ONE SACRIFICE HE HAS MADE PERFECT FOREVER THOSE WHO ARE BEING MADE HOLY."
While we attempted the impossible, Jesus did the unthinkable. When we were still dead in our sin, Jesus died for us so that we may be made alive in him. It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. By that single offering, he did everything that needed to be done. For everyone. Forever. We couldn't get to God, so God came to us.
VOUS Conference is an annual gathering dedicated to encountering God, equipping the church, and empowering the next generation of leaders.
Join us this summer for an unforgettable weekend on South Beach with our guests John Gray, Erwin McManus, and Brooke Ligertwood, and conference hosts pastors Rich and DawnCheré Wilkerson.