A Lord’s Supper message. This message is a phrase by phrase exposition of 1 Peter 3:18. It addresses the serious nature of sin, necessitating the death of Christ. His death and resurrection removed the barrier of sin, opening the way and giving us access into the “nearer” presence of God. The believer in Jesus Christ no longer has to live his or her life in fear of death because “it is finished; it is done” — Christ has died for our sins once and for all! For a concise definition of the gospel, there is no better verse than this.