This past Sunday, Palm Sunday, we celebrated Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Crowds lined the road. They shouted out their hosannas and praises, as Jesus passed by. Yet, within five short days, those praises turned to condemnation.
Crucify him! Crucify him! Crucify him!
Although Pilate could find no wrong in Jesus, he capitulated to the crowd’s demands. Pilate handed Christ over to be murdered. After that, Pilate washed his hands of Christ’s innocent blood.
Jesus was the sacrificial Lamb of God. He took the punishment mankind’s sins deserved, upon himself. His sacrifice allows us entrance into the very presence of God. By Jesus Christ’s suffering and death, our sins were forgiven.
When we were unable to help ourselves, at the right time, Christ died for us, although we were living against God. Very few people will die to save the life of someone else. Although perhaps for a good person someone might possibly die. But God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners. So through Christ we will surely be saved from God’s anger, because we have been made right with God by the blood of Christ’s death. While we were God’s enemies, he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Surely, now that we are his friends, he will save us through his Son’s life. And not only that, but now we are also very happy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we are now God’s friends again. Romans 5:6-11 New Century Version
A trauma surgeon medically describes the effect crucifixion would have on the human body, in this video by Central Christian Church, in Wichita, KS.
He who knew no sin, took on the sins of the world, that by His wounds, we can be healed. Perfect Love.
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Two absolutely fantastic, emotional, and timely videos for this Holy Easter Week. Ones we should hold in our heart every day of the year. Well done Sandy.
Thanks, Sissy. You’re correct. We need to understand the absolute torture, evil, and hatred Christ endured to secure our forgiveness. It should prick our hearts, each and every day. Amazing grace.