When Jesus approached John the Baptist to be baptized, John initially objected. But Jesus responded by saying that it was necessary “to fulfill all righteousness.” (Matt. 3:15) Why was this act—and others like it—so important? Most Christians understand the importance of Christ’s atoning sacrifice and the significance of his resurrection. But how many comprehend the significance of the life Jesus led prior to the crowning weeks of the passion? In this teaching series, R.C. Sproul uncovers what it means for Christ to be the “second Adam”—and what this means for believers today.
Each December as we draw closer to the traditional day when we celebrate Christ’s birth, our minds cannot help but think of the manger scene with Mary, Joseph, and the visiting shepherds gathered around the newborn King. We all know that the baby grew up to fulfill His mission of redemption, but what drove Him to do it? What caused the Son of God Incarnate to leave His heavenly abode to suffer for fallen sinners? Why did He leave His glory? In this message, Dr. Sproul reminds us of the great cost of our redemption, and why it is that …