Have you ever wondered about the reasoning behind Jesus death on the cross? Why did He have to suffer this way? Couldn’t have God have given us salvation any other way? In this passage of God’s Word, we read about the crucifixion of Jesus. It is difficult to comprehend the excruciating pain that Christ went through for us. By taking a close look at this familiar passage, we can learn why Jesus had to go through this, and what we should do in response to it.
1. Jesus’ sacrifice provided forgiveness of sins, and allowed us to have a direct connection with God
Luke 23:44-45, Acts 3:19, 4:11, Eph. 1:7, Is. 1:18, 43:25, Rom. 6:23, 1 John 2:2
2. Jesus’ work on the cross drives people to respond to Him in one of two ways. Our job, as believers, is to continually present people with the Gospel.
Luke 23:34, 43, 47-49, Matt. 9:37-38, 12:30, 28:19-20, 1 Pet. 3:15, Rom. 1:16, 1 Cor. 9:22
3. Realize there is always a way to glorify God
Luke 23:28-31, 50-53, 1 Cor. 10:13, Phil. 1:12-14, Eph. 6:16-20, 2 Tim. 2:8-10