Crucifixion & BurialMatthew 27:27-66Mark 15:16-47Luke 23:26-56John 19:16-42Go DeeperLuke 23:39-43
. While all four Gospels mention that Jesus was crucified along with two other men, only Luke records a conversation Jesus had with them. That conversation ends with Jesus promising one man that he would join Jesus in paradise. Follow the link above to dig deeper into this conversation.
The word "Paradise" is only used two other places in the New Testament. Find out more about it here
Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to die? Why couldn't God just forgive sins without Jesus dying?
We experience physical death as a result of sin, but the bigger problem is spiritual death. Because death is the punishment for sin, Christ voluntarily died in our place to restore our relationship with God. Christ’s died in our place, giving us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and eternal life.
Read Colossians 1:21-22
. "And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him."
Jesus didn't die for His sake or because we had to be redeemed. He died on the cross because of His great love for us. Pastor Mark Dever elaborates: "It was his will, and also his heavenly Father’s will, to redeem us. It was his will, and also his life, to sacrifice himself by dying on the cross in order to rescue us from the penalty that we deserved... It was the will of his heavenly Father that he give himself as a sacrifice in substitution. That's a word that's often used - as a substitute, in the place of, instead of you and me. Jesus is our substitute if we repent of our sins, and turn from them ad trust in him." (Collin Hansen, The New City Catechism Devotional: God's Truth for Our Hearts and Minds
(Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2017), 110.)
Christ died voluntarily for you and me. He did not die out of obligation but out of necessity because of our sin. He loved you that much. How much do you love Him?Respond
God has forgiven you at a high price: His son. How can you show that same mercy and grace to someone this week? We look forward to your comments and questions below!
If you want to share this Bible reading plan with friends and family, here is the link:https://bttb.org/biblehub-resurrection