I'll Take His Place

I heard the substitutionary death of Christ illustrated this way at a conference: The speaker announced that the microphone had been stolen the night before, and he knew who did it. He said, "I'll give the thief the opportunity now to admit it." Someone in the audience somberly stood up to confess his guilt. The speaker said, "I'm sorry, but I'll have to ask you to leave the conference." But then another person stands up an says, "He really needs to be here." Let me go in his place." (After the illustration, make it clear that no one actually stole the mike and that everyone was acting. It's amazing how many people miss these things!) ? Copyright 2002 Steve Miller - All Rights Reserved

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