Understanding what Jesus did for you
August 5, 2009
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
--2 Corinthians 5:21
The verse above is one of the most powerful verses in the Bible. It describes the most extraordinary moment in the history of mankind.
When Jesus died on the cross, a magnificent exchange took place. Jesus, who was sinless, pure, and blameless, literally took upon himself your sin and mine… the sin of the world. As Jesus became sin for us, all the judgment of God that was intended for us fell upon him!
The cross of Jesus Christ was, and still is, the world’s most astounding picture of love. It was the moment in history when Jesus took our sins upon himself and blotted out your transgression. And in that divine moment, God found the one worthy sacrifice to pay for all our sin, Jesus Christ.
Let me ask you, have you recognized that sacrifice? Jesus took the death and the judgment that you deserved. And through his sacrificial act on the cross, the blood of Jesus Christ cleansed you from every sin, every stain, and every shame.
Have you received Jesus’ tremendous gift of forgiveness and love? He’s waiting for you even now. Ask him to be Lord of your life right now. It’s a decision you’ll never regret.
IN THAT SACRIFICIAL ACT ON THE CROSS, THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST CLEANED YOU FROM EVERY SIN.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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