One of the foundational principles and messages of Christianity is that Jesus Christ died for our sins. We hear that message in every sermon, hymn, song, or Bible study don’t we? And…if we are honest...all of us have asked this question before or perhaps are asking it right now; So What? What does Jesus dying on the cross for the sins of the world have anything to do with me? The answer is immensely complex...and wonderfully simple…all at the same time.
Romans 5:6-8: You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I Corinthians 1:18: For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
This sermon is based on the writings of Adam Hamilton, Greg Boyd, Bruxy Cavey, Jonathon Martin, Francis Chan, and Jeremy Myers.