Don’t forget our Sunday Celebration tomorrow at 10.30am at Becket Keys School. Tomorrow’s Celebration is taken by our Young People who will be showing us what the “Surge” is like and continuing our series “The Message of the Cross”. The “Surge” is our Young People’s meeting on a Sunday Morning.
Here is our concluding devotions about Jesus’ Sacrifice on the Cross
The details of Christ’s sacrifice were prophesied in the Old Testament. Isaiah 52:14 reveals, “Just as many were astonished at you, so His visage was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men.”
Jesus was scourged and beaten just before His crucifixion. Isaiah prophesied that He would be almost unrecognizable and that it would be one of the most severe beatings man had ever survived.
Out of love for us, He gave His entire life fully and totally as an offering for sin. He was willing to suffer and die for us so that there would be no compromise with the enormity of sin. God the Father then accepted this incredibly selfless sacrifice of His only begotten Son who had never sinned.
God will now allow us to come into His presence if we acknowledge and accept what His Son did for us. If we acknowledge our sins (1 John 1:9), are truly repentant (Acts 26:20), and are willing to forgive others (Matthew 6:14), then God promises that He will forgive us. If we do these things, He will then choose to remember our sins no more (Hebrews 8:12).
This forgiveness cannot be earned by any good works on our behalf. It comes through faith and by the grace of God. Paul declared in Romans 3:24 that we are “justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
What about you? Have you truly been reconciled to your Creator?