Today is Wednesday, September 12th, 2018; Karen's Korner #3873

Sometimes when we sit in church for a number of years, we get almost numb to what we believe. Jesus, cross, sin,salvation, blood become catch words. Sure, we know. Sometimes we need to be reminded.

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

The Problem

We have all done things that are wrong, and we have failed to obey God's law. Because of this, we have been separated from God our Creator. Separation from God is death; but, by ourselves, we can do nothing to become united with God.

Why Jesus Could Help

Jesus was not only man; he was God's unique Son. Because Jesus never disobeyed God and never sinned, only He can bridge the gap between the sinless God and sinful mankind.

The Solution

Jesus freely offered His life for us, dying on the cross in our place, taking all our wrongdoing upon Himself, and saving us from the consequences of sin---including God's judgment and death.

The Results

Jesus took our past, present, and future sins upon Himself so that we could have new life. Because all our wrongdoing is forgiven, we are reconciled to God. Furthermore, Jesus' resurrection from the dead is the proof that His substitutionary sacrifice on the cross was acceptable to God, and His resurrection has become the source of new life for whoever believes that Jesus is the Son of God. All who believe in Him may have this new life and live it in union with Him.


Taken from Life Application Bible