Sin………….. is so disgusting and nasty!!! It’s putrid and has a horrid stench!
4. You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6. You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.
Ariel Castro kidnapped, beat, tortured and raped 3 young women for over 10 years. Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer and sex offender, who committed rape, murder, dismemberment and cannibalized 17 men and boys. Brian Stewart was a phlebotomist who injected his son with the HIV virus so he would not have to pay child support and this poor child suffered and died as a result. There are millions of these kinds of heinous crimes and worse in history. These horrific sins and our disgusting and nasty sins…..Jesus died for!!!!!!! Sin is sin no matter if it is horrific like these stories or that a person stole a box of paper clips from their job.
2,000 years ago a man name Jesus came to earth and bore the shame, guilt and pain for something He didn’t do. Jesus bore all that nastiness on Himself to bring us the new covenant, forgiveness, the Holy Spirit and eternal life. Jesus made our connection to our Holy God possible. Jesus made it possible for us to be given grace and mercy.. Because of Him we will never be alone in our earthly life. Jesus has given us………..HOPE!!!! Jesus has given us a…….FUTURE!!!!
I’m so glad Jesus was the propitiation for me!!!!!! And for you!!!!! Propitiation is the turning away of wrath by an offering or satisfying the wrath of God by the atoning sacrifice of Christ.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is why Good Friday is….very good for humanity.
This is my Good Friday message. I hate sin…I hate sinning and I’m so sorry when I do. Sin is sin no matter how great or small. I’m so grateful that the original sin (you know Adam and Eve’s the first ones to tick God off with their disobedience resulting in God’s wrath for them and the rest of us) has been removed. God had a plan and a Lamb… named Jesus. Jesus was very successful in taking our punishment and He was the blood offering that was required for our release from eternal damnation. We are free!!! Our debt has been paid!!!
Isaiah 53: 4-6
Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Thank you Jesus!