04.07.12

Jesus Died For Our Sins

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The suffering and death of Jesus was not accidental because it was all prophesied in the Old Testament. (Matthew 26:56) God the Father was in control of the situation every step of the way. Jesus told Pilate, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth…” (John 18:37)

I suggest you read He Chose The Nails by Max Lucado (2000).

The movie, The Passion Of The Christ, masterfully portrayed the complicity of the chief priests, Caiaphas, Pilate, Judas, the Romans and the crowd as all having played a part in the murder of Jesus.

Did the Jews kill Jesus? Yes!
Did the Romans kill Jesus? Yes!
Did the chief priests kill Jesus? Yes!
Did Pilate kill Jesus? Yes!
Did Judas kill Jesus? Yes!
Did the crowd kill Jesus? Yes!
Did Adam and Eve kill Jesus? Yes!
Did you and I kill Jesus? Yes!

My friends, the bottom line to the whole matter is that Sin killed Jesus! The Jews’ sin. The Romans’ sin. The chief priests’ sin. Caiaphas’ sin. Pilate’s sin. Adam and Eve’s sin. Your sins. My sins. Sin, in all of its demonic ugliness, killed Jesus!

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Even as born-again Christians, we all sin sometimes. “There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10)

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been saved
. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in church. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been preaching or teaching God’s word. We all sin sometimes. (excerpt from “Before You Stumble Again” sermon)

To paraphrase Reinhold Niebuhr in Why Niebuhr Matters, sin is serious resistance to the divine way of doing things.

Adam and Eve had everything. They were living in paradise! They were never meant to get sick, die or want for anything. But they were seduced by the serpent into believing that there was something better than living inside the will of God.

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, they stained all of humanity. Ever since, mankind has desperately tried to remove the stain. The prophets couldn’t remove the stain. The patriarchs couldn’t remove the stain. So God stepped in, metaphorically speaking, and said, “I’m going to send a sacrifice. I’m going to send a stain-remover, My Son Jesus Christ. His precious blood will wash away the stain.” (adapted from “Yes, He Is!” sermon)

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” (Revelations 5:12)
Jesus is the “supreme stain-remover.”

Christ came, lived redemptively, died vicariously, and rose victoriously.”
The late great Dr. Manuel Scott Sr, Quote #245 in The Quotable Manuel Scott Sr: Words From A Gospel Genius, 2010

That’s why the hymnwriter Robert Lowery wrote:

What can wash away my sins?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

“But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Christ died for us. Why can’t we live for Him?

Adapted from the Teaching Insights From “The Passion Of The Christ” lecture by Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.

Be encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.


Related Sermons by Evangelist Manuel Scott Jr:

  • It’s All In The Blood
  • Yes, He Is!
  • When God Flips The Script

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