Jesus Died for Your Sins
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil--the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) Ephesians 2:1-5
God sent Jesus to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. Jesus was fully-God and fully-man. This is called the Incarnation. Being God, He could meet the perfect standard; He could jump over the bar. Being man, He voluntarily paid the wages of your sin with His death on the cross.
In this passage, Paul describes sinners as spiritual corpses. Physically speaking, those dead in their sins go about their day, do their work, enjoy their recreation, and raise their families. But spiritually speaking, they are lifeless, flat-lined, and incapable of movement.
What friend of yours needs you to share God's mercy today?