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Good Friday

March 21, 2008

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21, NLT)

Jesus walked straight into the terrible night of rejection and eternal separation resulting from sin, an abandonment and homelessness so complete that there’s no place you can call home.

Take the worst case scenario — take every picture of judgment given in the Scriptures, every word and image given by God to try and help us realize what happens to sinners who never enter into a relationship with Christ — take it all, and we still fall light years short of the full reality Christ experienced.

Dr. Henry Blackaby, Experiencing the Cross

When I participated in the Experiencing the Cross Bible study last year, I found this particular passage one of the most striking.  When people talk about Jesus’ sacrifice for us, I think we tend to focus on the torturous physical death he experienced.  What people tend to not talk about is the fact that he died as a sinner because he took on all of our sins.  He experienced eternal damnation and separation from God from the time of his physical death until he was resurrected.

When he died, it was not the end of his suffering for us.  It was barely the beginning.

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One comment

  1. Have a great Resurrection Weekend.

    Here is my latest post on “A Sinner Saved By Grace”

    http://lbolm.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/a-sinner-saved-by-grace-well-which-one-are-you-2/

    Love in Christ Jesus
    Jake



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