Weak: In the Greek the word still is repeated twice
The reasons for Jesus’ death:
God’s plan: In Galatians Paul speaks of the fulness of time. Peter in his sermon at Pentecost affirms that Jesus was delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God…
God’s wisdom: …right time
God’s people: …for us
God’s love: (v. 8) This love finds its source not in us but in God himself.
The nature of Jesus’ death:
Beneficiary: that we might receive certain privileges.
Substitutionary: on our behalf
The fruits of Jesus’ death:
Fencing: Isaiah 55: 1 – 2 Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.