What did Jesus actually do for us? — DesireJesus.com
Imagine going to a church worship session and never hearing the gospel message taught or preached. That is what it would be like. Unfortunately, there have been several instances in the past when this has been an issue, and it continues to be a source of concern in some situations today. We have a tendency to lose sight of who Jesus is and what He has decided to achieve on our behalf. Reading the Scriptures can provide us with the opportunity to gain new insight into a subject matter. The value of being reminded of something we already know but haven’t necessarily thought about in a long time comes in other situations.
Christians will learn something new as they consider the book’s content, while others will be reminded of topics they haven’t thought about in a long time.
What type of future would we be looking forward to right now if He hadn’t stepped in to help us out?
We’ve become so accustomed to the advantages He provides that we don’t stop to contemplate the type of mess we’d be in if He didn’t exist.
It is important to recognize that the work He has done on our behalf is considerably more significant and far more effective than we frequently appreciate.
1. Jesus experienced death and resurrection in order to defeat sin’s power in our lives
Because Christ likewise suffered once for sins, the righteous for the wicked, so he may bring us to God, he died in the flesh but was raised to life again through faith in the Spirit,”— 1 Peter 3:18, ESVS Throughout my life, I have sprained my right ankle on a number of occasions. Two of the sprains were considered serious. I couldn’t even walk properly. My leg was swelled almost all the way up to my knee and had changed colors many times. When the injuries were new, it seemed as though the anguish and suffering would last forever, but it did, gradually, eventually end.
- During Christ’s earthly career, His body was subjected to cruel treatment.
- However, His suffering was only for a short period of time.
- I see depictions of Him suffering on a daily basis, and I realize that some theological traditions maintained by some Christian denominations approach communion as if it were a reenactment of Jesus’ crucifixion, but this is not the truth.
- He is not trapped in a situation of constant agony and pain.
- Before humans sinned against God, we were told that if we did not maintain a close relationship with the Lord, we would perish in the process.
- Every single one of us was guilty, and none of us could rectify the situation since we were all guilty of the same offense.
- In order for us to be saved, Jesus took on flesh and became a man, suffering the punishment we deserved.
- The righteous died in the place of the guilty in order to appease God’s anger against our sin and subsequently to bless us with the gift of His righteousness, which we lacked at the time of our transgression.
Those who put their faith in Jesus can now look forward to experiencing resurrection, since the Holy Spirit indwells everyone who believes. As a result, we no longer have to be controlled by sin, Satan, or the dread of death. In our lives, Christ has conquered their power because of his sacrifice.
2. Jesus proclaimed His victory over those who were defeating us
“when he went and declared to the spirits in prison, since they had previously refused to obey, while God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being made, in which a few, namely, eight humans, were taken safely over water.” ” — 1 Peter 3:19-20, English Standard Version There is a great deal of disagreement over what is intended by these passages. Some of the issues raised by this chapter are constantly argued by theologians, and I don’t expect that we will be able to resolve all of the issues raised by these lines today in our discussion.
- The verse paints a picture in my mind’s eye of Jesus announcing His triumph over those who took pleasure in defeating His people.
- According to legend, there are such entities as angels and demonic beings.
- They are a distinct and independently formed order of entities.
- It is recorded in the Bible that this world was populated with people who were in a state of constant rebellion against God in the days before the great flood.
- And they were free to choose whom they wanted to be their spouses.
- These were the powerful heroes of yore, the men of fame, the men of legend.
- — Genesis 6:1–5, English Standard Version We’re also given the sense that fallen angels may have had children with human women, which would have contributed to the depravity that existed on the planet, much to God’s chagrin at the time.
As a result, if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and imprisoned them in chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if God did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; — 2 Peter 2:4-5, English Standard Version During this historical period, the Lord instructed Noah to construct an ark.
- The ark was enormous.
- People would almost probably have seen it and inquired about it during that time period.
- The fact that they could have chosen to repent of their disbelief toward God every time they looked at it and considered what it meant is a testament to their character.
- When the floodwaters rolled in, just eight individuals were able to get inside the ark.
- As part of his campaign against mankind, Satan pushes us to insult the God who created us and gave us life.
- According to certain interpretations, 1 Peter 3:19 is informing us that, shortly after Christ’s resurrection and ascension, He proclaimed to the fallen angels who had been fighting against mankind throughout human history that they had been victorious over humanity.
Jesus has stated that their attempts to undermine mankind and God’s goals for His most valuable creation have failed, and that they will not succeed in their endeavors.
3. Jesus has allowed us to identify with Him
“Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a cleansing of filth from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, ” says the Apostle Paul. ” — 1 Peter 3:21, according to the ESVM The other night, my family and I were watching a classic sitcom together. One of the major characters was about to begin high school in the story. In the hopes of making good friends with the coolest person in school on his first day, he planned to spend the rest of the day getting to know him and learning more about him.
- We are fortunate in that this is not the case.
- It is through Baptism that we become associated with Him in our own situation.
- When we put our faith in Jesus, we are taught that we are baptized with the Holy Spirit, joined with Christ, and united with one another.
- And we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether we were in slavery or freedom, for we were all baptized into one Spirit.
- While some individuals believe that water baptism has the ability to save a lost soul, such thinking is incorrect.
- Even Peter himself admits that the baptism that saves is not the washing away of filth from the person’s body.
- Water baptism is a tangible sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which took place the moment we accepted Christ as our Savior.
- He has bestowed upon us the gift of His righteousness, and He is not ashamed to refer to us as His brothers and sisters in Christ.
- We may confidently approach God the Father, knowing that when He looks at us, He will see the righteousness of Christ present in our hearts and minds.
4. Jesus rules and reigns with perfect judgement
Angels, authorities, and powers have been subordinated to him, as he has ascended into heaven and is sitting at the right hand of God. — 1 Peter 3:22 (KJV) ESVI was recently made aware of a news item claiming that an increasing number of individuals were having difficulty getting a decent night’s sleep. On being asked why, many of those who responded stated that they were kept up at night by their dread of international leaders making wrong or potentially hazardous judgments. They called into question the judgment of those who had been entrusted with the authority to lead nations and make governmental policy in their own countries.
- Despite the fact that human leaders regularly fail us, our ultimate hope should never be placed in the hands of those we elect to public office.
- According to this passage of Scripture, Jesus is seated at the right side of God the Father.
- However, there is a day coming when Heaven and Earth will be joined, and Christ will rule with fairness, kindness, and perfect justice, as evidenced by his visible rule.
- When I looked up, I saw a new heaven and a new earth, since the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no longer there.
- It was a sight to behold.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, nor will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, nor will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” — Revelation 21:1-4, Revelation 22:1-2, Revelation 23:1-2, ESVI s When you think about all that Jesus has done for us and all that He still has planned for us, it’s quite astounding.
He suffered for us, conquered sin’s power over us, announced His triumph to those who were determined to defeat us, permits us to identify with Him via baptism, and He governs and reigns with perfect justice and kindness on the earth.
When we become too preoccupied with ourselves or our day-to-day circumstances, it is easy to lose sight of these advantages. The tremendous grace of our Savior and Lord, on the other hand, is brought to our attention on a regular basis by the word of God. John Stange, et al., 2017
Nine Things that God has done for us in Christ
Thank you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), for blessing us in Christ with every spiritual blessing (provided by the Holy Spirit) in the celestial realm! 4 Just as He selected us in Christ before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and faultless in His sight, even above reproach, when we came before Him in love, so He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world. He foreordained (determined, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will— 6to the praise and acclamation of His magnificent grace (favor and mercy), which He freely lavished on us in the Beloved 7 Through His blood, we have redemption (deliverance and salvation), and the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor, 8 which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), 9 making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will, 10 which He revealed to us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and (of His plan, of His purpose).
In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention), which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him, 10for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages, to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, things in heaven and things on earth, things in heaven and things on earth In Him we were also given inheritance (a portion), and we received an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, and He works everything out in accordance with His counsel and design, 12 so that we who first hoped in Christ may live to the praise of His glory!
13 You, too, who have received the Word of Truth, the good news (Gospel) of your salvation, and who have placed your trust in, adhered to, and relied on Him, have been stamped with the seal of the Holy Spirit, who has been promised for a long time.
The AMP version of Ephesians 1:3-14 1.
Father God has lavished us with every spiritual benefit available in the celestial realm through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
You and I have been chosen by God, have received His saving grace, have been adopted as His children, have received forgiveness, have gained insight into Spirit-related matters, have gained the ability to serve God and do His will, have gained the ability to use spiritual gifts, and have gained the hope of spending eternity with Him.
- The fact that spiritual rewards are bestowed from the “heavenly regions” indicates that these blessings are eternal rather than ephemeral.
- He has selected us as a result of our actions (Ephesians 1:4).
- We are not saved as a result of our good deeds, but as a result of God’s free and compassionate salvation.
- We can’t claim credit for His magnificent love for us; all we can do is show our gratitude and thankfulness to Him for His beautiful love for us.
- He has chosen us before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:511).
- Adopted children, regardless of whether or not they were formerly slaves, were entitled to the same rights as biological children under the law in effect at the time.
- He has made us feel welcome (Ephesians 1:6).
And not only that, but He cares for us in the same way that He cares for Jesus (John 17:23).
He has rescued us from our sins (Ephesians 1:7).
He paid the price for our redemption and forgiveness via His death and the richness and generosity of His gracious favor, and He paid the price for us to receive both.
Through Jesus Christ, we are liberated from the bonds of sin and brought into the freedom of forgiveness and good standing with God.
He has shown a great deal of interest in us (Ephesians 1:8).
God’s love, kindness, and favor have been lavished upon us in a generous and overabundance!
He has made himself known to us (Ephesians 1:9).
His plan of redemption was completed in Jesus Christ, and it was only after Jesus’ resurrection that we were able to grasp the entire scope of his plan.
An inheritance is anything that you are not entitled to get.
All of God’s beautiful promises and rewards have been passed down to us in the Kingdom of God!
He has clinched the deal with us (Ephesians 1:13).
“Seal” is defined as follows: to stamp (with a signet or private mark) anything for security or preservation (literally or metaphorically); to keep something secret; to certify something.
We have been sealed by the wonderful Holy Spirit!
An “earnest” or “pledge” is a portion of the purchase money or property that is delivered in advance as security for the remainder of the purchase price or property. Rather than being a mere “earnest” or “pledge,” the Holy Spirit serves as a guarantee of our magnificent inheritance!
Three Things Jesus Did for Us On the Cross
2. God Caused Christ, Who Knew No Sin, to Be Sin on Our Behalf: “God made Christ, who knew no sin, to be sin on our behalf, so we may become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor.5:21). Christ took on our sin so that we may be made righteous in God’s sight through faith in him. In other words, it is God’s free gift to individuals who know that they will never be able to achieve a level of righteousness sufficient to fulfill God’s high standards of righteousness. Our justification comes only through God’s grace, and as the Bible states, “If it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise, it is no longer grace” (Rom.11:6).
- He literally BECAME SIN in the process.
- Even spotless angels are unable to behold God in the eyes and must thus hide their faces before Him (Isa.6:2,3).
- As a result, God has placed us in Christ, allowing us to come before Him without fear – because we are in Christ.
- We may now rejoice in our full approval before God, since we have been made into the righteousness of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- On the cross, Jesus became impoverished in order for us to become wealthy – or, to put it another way, so that we would have “need of nothing” in our lives afterward.
- Wise parents do not provide their children with everything they desire or ask for, but rather simply what they require.
- According to the ancient covenant, those who followed the Law would be rewarded with material prosperity.
Jesus humbled himself in so that we can be affluent.
We have no need to be concerned about the future – either for ourselves or for our children.
So, dear brother and sister, let go of all your anxieties and concerns.
There is no longer any need for you to be in a state of perpetual financial insecurity in your life.
In the gospel, you can assert your claim to be born.
That in and of itself would have been welcome news.
Instead, we can receive the blessing that God bestowed upon Abraham and his descendants.
As a result, you will be a godsend.
This is the benefit that Christ has purchased for us on the cross by becoming a curse for us in order that we could be blessed.
It is via the gift of the Holy Spirit that we get this benefit, as we are informed by the scripture.
We are to be a BLESSING to every family we come across on the face of the planet because it is God’s intention for us to do so. Zac Poonen is the owner of the copyright. It is not permitted to make any changes to the content of the article without the express written consent of the author.
What Christ Did for Us
In a natural way, the story of Christianity is intertwined with the story of Christ. The work of Christ on our behalf reveals God’s redemptive purpose for our lives. What Christ did for us is referred to as the atonement, and it is the only means by which we may restore our damaged relationship with God. But first, let us take a look at who Christ is, what He claims to be unique, and how trustworthy the New Testament is before we proceed. What is Christ’s identity? Christ is a title, not a name, as is commonly believed.
- The Hebrews were eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Messiah.
- In Him, we find fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies and the key to God’s plan to heal our damaged connection with Him.
- Christ’s Claims to Authority The significance of the question “Who is Christ?” cannot be overstated.
- Scripture references include (but are not limited to) Matthew 16:15, Mark 8:29, and Luke 9:20.
- Jesus made a number of unusual assertions, leaving His audience with just a few alternatives as to what He was really like.
The following is found in John 10:32-33: “Jesus responded to them, ‘I have shown you many wonderful miracles from the Father.’ Which of them do you want me to get stoned for?’ It was not for any of these reasons that the Jews were stoning him, but rather for blasphemy, for claiming to be God while being only a mortal man.” Prior to this, in John 8:58, Jesus identified himself with God, the “I AM” of the Old Testament (Exodus 3:14), when He declared, “I tell you the truth.
- before Abraham was born, I am!” They grasped what Jesus was implying once more, and in the very next sentence, “they took up stones to stone him,” they show their understanding by doing so.
- As an example, in Mark 2:5, Christ declares that “your sins are forgiven.” In Mark 2:7, his detractors questioned, “Why does this gentleman speak in such a strange manner?
- “Who else except God has the power to pardon sins?” Christ also accepted worship, which was traditionally designated for God alone, especially in light of His Jewish heritage and cultural context.
- Was Jesus simply a human being?
- “I’m trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I’m not ready to accept His claim to be God,'” C.S.
- That is the one thing we must not say.
- He would either be a lunatic … or else He would be the Devil of Hell.
Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse …” The New Testament The New Testament records that Jesus equated Himself with God, that His critics understood this, that He claimed to forgive sins, and that He received worship.
No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
These are impressive claims.
As has often been stated, the New Testament documents are the most well attested of ancient history.
There are more than 5,000 copies of the New Testament in existence and multiple thousands of fragments or portions of the New Testament.
While there is room for slight variations in wording and minor copyist errors known as variants, none of these impact essential areas of Christian belief and are, in fact, inconsequential when it comes to Christ and His claims.
In addition, the period of time between the time of Christ and the writing of some early New Testament documents is short by historical standards.
This means that there was no time for legends to develop about Christ.
Moreover, 1 Corinthians contains passages that present the basic principles of the Gospel such as 1 Corinthians 15:1-8: “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.
Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living …” Paul goes on to write about the cornerstone of Christianity – belief in the resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:12-20).
The Atonement The Atonement is what Christ did for us through His death and resurrection.
John 3:16 is often quoted, but this does not diminish the fact that it contains the essential elements of God’s plan and the atonement: “For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God has reached out to us.
- Christ lives again for us.
- Then we are ready for the first steps in the Christian life.
- For more information or reading materials, call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
- Robert Velarde is author ofConversations with C.S.
- He studied philosophy of religion and apologetics at Denver Seminary and is pursuing graduate studies in philosophy at Southern Evangelical Seminary.
- Further evidence for Christ is provided in Lee Strobel’sThe Case for Christ(Zondervan, 1998).
(Zondervan, 1998). See, for instance, F.F. Bruce,The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?(InterVarsity Press) and Craig Blomberg,The Historical Reliability of the Gospels(InterVarsity Press, 2 ndedition) (InterVarsity Press, 2 ndedition).
What Christ Has Done for Us
(Submitted by Kevin Wang) My wife has lately begun sharing the Gospel with a Muslim coworker who has expressed interest in learning more. He discusses a slew of issues surrounding Christianity. One of them is: If God is loving and compassionate, if God is omnipotent and in control of the whole world, why would He need to send a Son to earth? Another is: If God is loving and merciful, why would He need to send a Son to earth? Furthermore, why would that Son be required to die? This colleague believes that God is capable of forgiving every transgression committed by any individual.
- People are captivated by stories of God’s compassion, mercy, grace, and forgiveness.
- What was the point of Jesus being a human being?
- In this article, I will not provide a full response; instead, let us focus on one passage in particular: 1 Peter 3:18, to be exact.
- Peter (3:18) explains that “Christ likewise suffered once for sins,” says the verse’s first line.
- But why is this so?
- “I died for the forgiveness of sins,” Peter claims.
- Most definitely not his own.
So, to whom else does the verse alludes in the verse?
Yes, we’re talking about you.
Jesus died in the flesh as a substitute for us.
Death and taxes are two things that are unavoidable, according to popular belief.
All of human history bears witness to the conclusion that “the wages of sin is death.” The good news is that Christ died for our sins, and He paid the cost for God’s judgment against sins, allowing God to be completely just – because He makes certain that no wrongdoing goes unpunished.
If God wished to forgive anybody and remain just, He would have to send His Son to die on the cross.
That Son did die – and it is through His death that He grants us pardon.
Because He is the ideal sacrifice for our sins, His death is sufficient to bring us back into right relationship with God.
No antivirus software is flawless since it is designed by fallible people; thus, you must update the program on a regular basis and rescan your computer to ensure that it is free of viruses.
Christ is without flaw.
The apostle Peter explains this by saying: “He died for our sins once and for all.” Unlike Microsoft Windows, there is no requirement for a reinstallation or for weekly updates.
It is indestructible.
Christ, on the other hand, did considerably more for us than simply dying for our sins.
It says at the conclusion of this passage that we have been “put to death in our flesh, but made alive in our spirit.” While on the negative side, Jesus was crucified in the flesh for our sins in order to appease God’s justice, on the positive side, he was raised to life in the spirit, “in order that he may lead us to God.” That is, in order for Him to demonstrate God’s love for us.
- When we sin, God doesn’t merely patch it up, covering us for a short period of time until the sin resurfaces.
- God does not provide bypass surgery; instead, He provides us with a new heart.
- As long as we have the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we will be able to maintain this personal, limitless, and permanent relationship to God.
- In a way, it feels like we’ve been hooked into the power grid of the entire world.
- And as a result, when Christ dies for us, he wipes away our sin and gives us new life, transforming us into God’s adopted sons and daughters.
- Father!'” (You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons).
- Accept what Christ has done for you today by accepting what Christ has done for you: In your place, He died, and He was risen by the Holy Spirit to give you the Spirit of adoption as God’s sons and daughters, through whom you may cry out, “Abba!
- For those of us who have already accepted Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we say the following: It is our prayer that we would express our gratitude and appreciation to God in response to what Christ has done for us.
My trust in Jesus Christ, who loved me and gave himself up for me, sustains my life now that I am in the body (Galatians 2:20). Amen.
What Did Jesus Do For Me?
“Featured Bible Study: 30 Christian Fundamentals” is your destination. Please visit this page to view a list of all the writers and titles in the series, as well as to suggest a topic. Subscriptions to this series are now being accepted for the ebook. A surprising number of Christians have never been informed what Jesus has done for them in his death and resurrection. To be sure, they are aware that Christ has died and risen from the dead, but they have little understanding of how this amazing historical event impacts them both now and in the future.
So what exactly did Jesus do?
No You Can’t.
Since the Garden of Eden, mankind have demonstrated an inability to perform well. The human heart has shown to be profoundly evil, despite the fact that it was born into this world with a sinful nature (Psalm 51:5). (Jeremiah 17:9). As a result, when God looks down upon the earth to see whether there is anybody who is smart and who seeks after God, He discovers that there is no one (Romans 3:9-20). Many people will say, “But there are so many wonderful individuals in the world!” They will counter.
- This isn’t even close.
- Because God’s eyes are too clean to even look at sin, He expects PERFECT OBEDIENCE on our part (Habakkuk 1:13).
Yes. He did.
Jesus, on the other hand, complied. When the Father expected faultless obedience, Jesus went above and beyond what we were able to achieve. The entire time he was alive, he followed the Father’s commands in all he did, even to death on the cross (Philippians 2:6-8). He was tested in every manner, yet he remained sinless (Hebrews 4:15). He was able to succeed where Adam, Israel, and we were unable to. Consequently, when we are in Christ, we are not considered as sinners who deserve the wrath of God, but rather as children of God.
For God allowed Jesus, who had never sinned, to be treated as if he had, in order that you and I may acquire a righteousness that is not our own (Philippians 3:8-9), and that we might become the righteousness of God (Philippians 3:10).
Take a deep breath and process it for a moment.
It is not as though God has pretended as if your misdeeds never happened to him.
But definitely not on you. In order for us to live, God’s anger was poured out on Jesus, and when God opens our hearts to genuinely believe this, it becomes the most life-altering, earth shattering, and heartwarming reality in the universe.
Now, You Can.
Jesus did not just absolve us of our sins; he also provided us with eternal life. He has also released us from the shackles of slavery. The Holy Spirit is now at work within us, sanctifying us and molding us into more and more like Christ as we look upon Him more and more (2 Corinthians 3:18). To put it another way, we are transformed when we focus on the reality of the Gospel and place our faith in Christ’s accomplished work rather than our own capacity to do it. God takes away our heart of stone and replaces it with a heart of flesh, a heart that will eventually submit to Him and His will (Ezekiel 36:26-27).
- Moreover, as if all of this were not enough.
- We are more liberated than we would be with our own earthly parent in this situation.
- That is to say, when Christ was on the cross and screamed, “It is finished!” it indicated that all required to be done in order for us to be saved had already been accomplished.
- There is nothing you can do to make Him accept you more or less than He already does.
- Because Jesus has already accomplished it.
- Discuss: Would you mind sharing your ideas on how Christ’s work has impacted your life?
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What Jesus Did for Me
When we begin to comprehend and embrace what Jesus Christ has done for us, we will be motivated to love Him, to follow Him, to honor Him, to please Him, and to worship Him for what He has done for us. Consider a few of the things He has done for us throughout the years. First and foremost, Jesus became poor.Ye know the kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, he humbled himself for your sakes, that ye might become rich through his poverty (2 Corinthians 8:9). that in Him I may become spiritually wealthy.
- Following his forty-day and forty-night fast, Jesus was left hungry (Matthew 4:2).
- They will no longer be hungry, nor will they thirst any longer (Revelation 7:16).
- Jesus was depressed and lonely.
- Then Jesus turned to the twelve and said, “Will ye also walk away?” In order for me to never be alone, I read the Bible (John 6:66-67).
- Four, Jesus had deep sorrow.Then he tells his disciples that his “soul is very sad, even unto death”: “tarry ye here, and wait with me” (Matthew 26:38), so that he would experience overflowing pleasure.
Then, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus was brought into the desert to be tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1).
Moreover, because he himself has gone through the process of temptation, he is qualified to succour those who are tempted (Hebrews 2:18).
Jesus had been abandoned.
so that I may become one of an endless number of people.
In order for me to live eternally, Jesus was crucified.When they arrived to the location known as Calvary, they executed him there (Luke 23:33).
Jesus took on the form of a servant and was fashioned in the image of mankind (Philippians 2:7), in order for me to be adopted as God’s son.
The Son of Man came to his own, and his own did not receive him (John 1:11).
We are declaring to you what we have seen and heard in order that you may have company with us; and really, our relationship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ (1 John 1:3).
I may defeat sin and gain a crown of triumph.
Now my spirit is unsettled, and I’m not sure what to say.
that I would have peace that surpasses all understanding.
And since he was in anguish, he prayed the more frantically, and his perspiration was like big drops of blood pouring to the ground (Luke 22:44).
Finally, my comrades, I bid you farewell.
Isaiah 53:3 says that Jesus was rejected by men: “He is despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we did not regard him as valuable.” Afterwards, the King will address them from his right hand, saying: Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom that has been prepared for you from the foundation of the world (Matthew 25:34).
- To this, Jesus responds, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no place to lay his head” (Matthew 8:20).
- There are many mansions in my Father’s home; if this were not the case, I would have informed you.
- Given that God loves us so much that He sent His Son to accomplish all of these things for us, how could we possibly refuse to give anything to Him in exchange?
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Why Did Jesus Have to Die for Us?
It was customary in ancient Israel to sacrifice animals in order to satisfy the debt owing them for their crimes, which was documented in the Old Testament. God’s rules dictated which sorts of offerings were necessary to atone for various sins, and which types of sacrifices were not required. The vast majority of living sacrifices were to be faultless animals with no blemishes or flaws. God’s Son Jesus came to earth in the New Testament to reconcile us with God by making the greatest sacrifice: his own life.
- Consequently, Jesus lived a sinless life on our behalf.
- “God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world could be saved through him,” according to John 3:17.
- Thus, Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice, forever meeting the demands of God’s justice on the basis of his own life and death.
- And in Jesus’ resurrection, we witness God’s victory over death, pointing us in the direction of the promise of eternal life in God’s presence (John 11:25).
What Jesus Did for Us
Written by Taylor MacHenry Palm The 28th of March, 2021, is a Sunday. As He rode a donkey colt through a throng of people applauding His entrance in Jerusalem in the estimated year of 32 AD, they laid palm branches along the roadside and praised Him. This day, known as Palm Sunday, marks the arrival of Jesus of Nazareth in Jerusalem. Jesus came to this place to die for all of humanity’s sins, once and for all. His persecution, unjust prosecution, and mockery of a trial, His death on the cross with not one bone broken, and His resurrection on the third day, the first Easter Sunday, were all prophesied by the prophets.
Since that day, Christians across the globe have commemorated the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ without fail, just as they will do next Sunday, April 4, 2021, on the Feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
By doing so, His Grace protects us from the consequences of our sins, as Jesus bears the consequences of our sins on His own person.
According to the Gospel of John, chapter 3, Jesus’ conversation with the Pharisee Nicodemus, which took place a few days before He was to be tested, runs as follows: (New King James Version) John 3:5-8 (New King James Version)5 As Jesus said, “I guarantee you that no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he has been born of water and the Holy Spirit.
7 Do not be surprised because I told you that you “must be born anew.’ ” 8 When the wind blows, it moves anywhere it wants, and you may hear the sound of it, but you cannot determine where it is coming from or where it is going to.
When He came upon the donkey foal tethered outside a stable, waiting for Him to ride into Jerusalem, Jesus was overcome with emotion.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!” How many times I want to bring your children together, like a hen collects her chicks beneath her wings, but you refused to cooperate!
Your home has been left in ruins, and I promise you that you will not see Me again until you declare, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'” Jesus gathered multitudes of people during His final week on earth in His human form, ministering to them and teaching them the truth of His Father’s love.
He would be dragged away in shackles, humiliated, tormented, and scourged before being unfairly judged and executed.
As He walked with His disciples toward the Mount of Olives on the night before the Passover, Jesus was overcome with pain as He realized what was about to happen to them.
They did, however, eventually fall asleep.
“.He bowed down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; however, not My will, but Yours, be done,” according to the New King James Version of the Gospel of Luke, chapter 22, verse 41.
44 And since He was in anguish, He prayed much more fervently.
As a result, he roused them.
The followers of Jesus were completely oblivious to the significance of what was going to take place that night.
They were unable to comprehend the notion that they were truly in the presence of God Himself, manifested in the shape of human flesh.
That night, as they sat around the table, Jesus expressed His affection for them.
Jesus spoke to them at the dinner table that night some of His most profound words of hope, promise, and instruction, not only for His disciples, but for all who believe in Him then, now, and in the future, until He returns and fulfills the remainder of His promises to humanity.
Believe in God, and believe in me as well.
Was it possible that I would not have told you that I was going to prepare a place for you if this were not the case?
Four, you are aware of the route I intend to take.” 5 “Lord,” Thomas remarked, “we have no idea where you’re heading.” “How are we supposed to know the way?” Jesus responded, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
7 If you know me, you will also know my Father, because we are one and the same.
The one who has seen me has also seen the Father, and vice versa.
The words I speak to you are not those of my own creation.
11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me as well.
PRAYING IN THE NAME OF JESUS 12 “Believe me when I say that the one who believes in me will also perform the works that I perform.
13 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do so that the Father’s glory may be revealed through the Son’s sacrifice.
, Another counsellor made a promise15: “If you love me, you will follow my instructions.” 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will provide you with another Counselor who will remain with you for the rest of your life.
The world is unable to accept him because it does not recognize or recognize him as such.
I AM THE FATHER, I AM THE SON, AND I AM THE HAPPY SPIRIT 18 “I will not abandon you as orphans; instead, I will come to you.
Because I am alive, you will be alive as well.
21 The one who obeys my commands and does what I tell him is the one who loves me the most.
“I, too, will love him and will reveal myself to him,” says the author.
“If anyone loves me, he will keep my word,” Jesus responded.
24 The one who does not care about me will not honor my promises.
25 “Please understand that I have said these things to you while I am still present with you.
THE GIFT OF PEACE FROM JESUS “Peace be with you, I leave you.” I give you my peace in exchange for yours.
Please don’t allow your heart to be troubled or filled with fear.
Even if you didn’t like me, you would be happy that I was going to the Father, because the Father is far greater than I am.
30 I won’t be able to speak with you for much longer because the ruler of the world is on his way.
“Get up; let’s leave this place.” From the room where Jesus and His disciples had gathered for the meal, they went out, walking to a place they knew near the Mount of Olives, in the garden called Gethsemane.
2 Every branch in me that does not produce fruit he removes, and he prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce more fruit.
4 Remain in me, and I in you.
5 I am the vine; you are the branches.
6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown aside like a branch and he withers.
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.
CHRISTLIKE LOVE 9 “As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you.
10 If you keep my commands you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.
12 “This is my command: Love one another as I have loved you.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from my Father.
I appointed you to go and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.
17 “This is what I command you: Love one another.” Christian Standard Bible. (2020). (2020). (Jn 14:1–15:17). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.©Copyright 2021 Charles W. Henderson