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The Life of Jesus Christ - Chapter 11 - The *crucifixion of Jesus - Part 5

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On that *cross Jesus carried your *sins and mine. God has never left anyone else in the way that he left Jesus then. 

Galatians 3:13  Christ rescued us from the punishment of the law. He took the punishment for us. The Bible says, 'God punishes everyone who hangs on a *cross.'

Our *sin became part of Jesus. He felt that God left him alone. Jesus seemed to suffer on the *cross more than other people did. The Romans were surprised when he died so soon. But His real pain was the result of your *sin and my *sin. He carried our *sins and that made him feel completely alone.

How can we reply to what he has done for us? There is only one way.

Matthew 16:24-26 ‘If anyone would come to me, he must give up his own desires. He must take up his *cross. [That is, he must be ready to suffer.] He must follow me. Whoever wants to save his life will lose it. But whoever loses his life for me will find it. A man may gain the whole world, but lose his *soul. That would be terrible. A man's *soul is more important than anything else that he could gain.’

Jesus meant that we must not think about our own life first. We must not do what we want to do. We must think about God. We must live as he wants us to live.

Many people here in Britain think that it is easy to be a Christian. And I hope that their lives will be easy. But this is not what the Bible says. What Jesus says is difficult. He wants us to trust him completely. Ask yourself this question: 'Do you trust Jesus completely?' If not, you are playing a very dangerous game.

We should think again about what Jesus suffered for us. Then let us all, because of him, pray to God. Let us ask that his *Holy Spirit would come to us. He will change the way that we live. He will help us to obey completely whatever God asks us to do. And if we are not sure about anything, he will help us. He will give us no inner *peace, until we find our *peace in him.

Some words of Isaiah, and of the *apostle Paul are a suitable end to this chapter:

Isaiah 53:6  Like sheep, we have all wandered away. We have each gone our own way, but the *Lord has put all our *sins on him [the *Messiah].


Romans 5:1,2  Therefore, our trust in God rescues us. We have *peace with God through our *Lord Jesus Christ. Because of him, we now know God as our father.


Romans 8:1  Now, nobody can accuse the people who belong to Christ Jesus.

Read:  Psalm 22


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