Today is an exciting day to be a Chrisitan! Today we celebrate the day that Jesus met God’s requirement for our sin. In the Old Testament we see the wrath of God against sin. In one place we see the ground opening up and swallowing people alive. We also see fire and brimstone raining down from heaven and destroying an entire city for its sin. Today, many people believe that God has somehow relaxed His views on sin. Nothing could be farther from the truth! God still hates sin with everything in Him, and death is still the penalty for sin. But let me tell you the good news, JESUS ALREADY PAID FOR IT! The scourging that He received was God’s punishement for sin. The stripes that were laid on His back were God’s punishement for sin. The nails that pierced His hands and feet were God’s punishment for sin. The good news is that all God’s punishment for sin was placed on Jesus. He died a painful death so that all God’s requirements for sin could be met! Now, by faith, you and I can accept the redemption that Jesus provided at Calvary!
He was punished for sin so that we don’t have to be. Thank God! My sins have been paid for by the suffering of my saviour!
Tonight we are going to portray the passion of our Christ with an illustrated sermon. While I am preaching our cast will be illustrating what Jesus did for us all! We will also be serving communion. Make plans to be there tonight @ 7:00! You don’t want to miss this!