Monday Message Review
Why do we say Jesus is a big deal? Only Jesus can…
Paul makes it clear. We are all sinners separated from God.
Here’s how he puts it in Romans 5:
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus died for us on our worst day – not our best day. When we don’t know Jesus we are helpless, powerless, and cutoff from the presence of God. Yet, Jesus still died on the cross for our sin.
The temptation is to try to fix our mess ourselves. We are often tempted to think that doing right will make us right with God.
- Maybe I can volunteer my time somewhere.
- Maybe I can give some money.
- Maybe I can improve my life.
- Maybe I can try harder and clean up my act.
Doing right can never make us right. Only Jesus can do that.
We can’t earn our way into heaven. We can’t bribe God to get him on our side. At the right time, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us and went to the cross and redeemed us from having to earn our way in. He gives us the faith and the confidence to believe in him. When we believe his death as our own death he frees us from having to earn our way into the presence of God. He rescues us from ourselves and the world.
That’s a big deal!