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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7436 sacrifice, NT fulfilment of
7436 sacrifice, NT fulfilment of

7436 sacrifice, NT fulfilment of

For the people of the new covenant, sacrifice is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Christians should have nothing to do with other sacrifices but are to bring their own “spiritual” offerings.

The OT points ahead to the fulfilment of sacrifice in Jesus Christ

A new sacrificial system Isa 56:6-7 See also Isa 19:21

The new people of God Jer 33:18; Eze 20:40

The vision of the new temple Eze 40:46

The perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ perceived his death as a sacrifice Mt 26:28 pp Mk 14:24 pp Lk 22:20 pp 1Co 11:25 See also Heb 5:1

The contrast with the OT sacrificial system Heb 7:27 See also Heb 9:23-26; Heb 10:1-3,12

Jesus Christ’s sacrifice of a life dedicated to God makes believers holy Tit 2:14; Heb 10:8-10

The sacrifices of Christians

Christians offer themselves as living sacrifices Ro 12:1 Paul saw his own death as part of a sacrificial offering: Php 2:17; 2Ti 4:6

The sacrifice of praise and good works Heb 13:15-16

Christian attitudes to pagan sacrifice

See also 1Co 10:18-22,25-26,27-29 Christians must not appear to compromise with idolatrous worship.

See also

1352covenant, the new
2306Christ, high priest
2315Christ as Lamb
2321Christ as redeemer
2525Christ, cross of
2530Christ, death of
2570Christ, suffering

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