Sermon Text: Matthew 13:44-46
Scriptures Referenced: Psalm 115:4-8, Hebrews 12:2, Philippians 3:7-9
New City Catechism, Question #24 | Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die? Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.