The Greatest Love | GOOD FRIDAY
Today we are gathered here in remembrance of what Jesus did on the Cross, 2000 years ago. His sacrifice purchased our healing, our freedom and our peace.
Good Friday may be about Jesus. But the reason He went to the Cross was for us.
Jesus did not need to go on the Cross as He was sinless. He did this so we can live this abundant life; no longer slaves to sin but called children of God.
When we think of what Jesus did on the Cross, we fall in love with Him all over again.
God loved the world by giving us His Son (John 3:16) How many of us can truly understand the extent of this love, beyond the simple memorization of this well known verse?
The extent of His love is unthinkable and incomprehensible in sending His one and only Son.
He sent His Son not just to love the world but also on a mission to put love in action on the Cross, for us to see just how much He love us. He sent His Son to die to show us His love.
God sent His Son not for the good or Holy people but for all sinners in the world. The world comprises of all sorts of people. Then we realize the world comprises of undeserving people, including you and I.
Sin is still sin regardless of its magnitude. Big sin or small, Jesus still had to go to the Cross for you and I.
Adam’s disobedience made all man fall short of the glory of God. The result of sin is death. Jesus had to die for sin so we could be forgiven and washed clean.(Romans 5:12, 19)
He died for sinners. While we were still ungodly and did not believe in Him. (Romans 5: 6-8) The Gospel is for the undeserving and imperfect people.
A love so great, knowing that we might reject Him, that He chose to display His love on the Cross and redeem us.
He died so that you and I could live and have a new life. (1 John 1:9)
We often hear that God is a God of second chances. But how far are we from the truth?
Our mistakes could be listed on a piece of paper. It is not about canceling out mistakes and giving us a second opportunity in the place of the cancelled mistake, writing it on the side. Jesus did not die to give us a second opportunity. The paper would be full of our mistakes and the new opportunities, written together. The traces of sin remain.
That is not the Gospel. Jesus died to give us a new life; throwing away the old paper filled with our mistakes and starting with a new piece of paper (new life) without a trace of sin.
Your past, your present and future sin have been redeemed on the Cross. We are a new creation through Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
The Son of God became the Son of Man so that sons of men could become the sons of God.
There is hope in Jesus Name. He has a future and a good plan for you. He can give us a new life without traces of our past and sin. Give Jesus the opportunity to come into your life (1 Peter 5:7)
Just call upon the name of Jesus and be saved (Romans 10:13)