Why was Jesus crucified?

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Juma is asking why was Jesus crucified? Juma that’s a great question a really good question I mean if not that’s one of the most important in the whole bible to ask uh and if we don’t have a good grasp of that we’re missing something and this is the one you were answering a little bit earlier so let’s look at romans eight 8 starting at verse 2 roman 8 verse 2 and it reads for the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death for what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh god did by sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh on the account of sin he condemned sin in the flesh that all the righteous requirements of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit so Christ became a human being like us though still god and lived a perfect holy righteous life and yet he still died all right so we know that the wages of sin is death yet Jesus didn’t sin and in this created this huge ripple this ripple effect because now we’ve shown how bad sin is sin gets to the point where it actually kills innocent people like it outright proven like any of us in a sense deserve to die even though we might be a good decent person we still deserve to die and um and so even if something happens to us satan the accuser would still say huh yeah he deserved it but Jesus died and and we talked about satan being the murderer from the beginning who did he really want to murder he’s the originator sin who did he want to kill he wants to be like the most high Jesus whose name is Michael whose name means who is like god that’s what satan wanted to be and sin killed him and so Jesus by letting sin kill him for no good reason revealed how bad sin is why sin cannot be tolerated but it also created a debt now now sin messed up and now sin in a sense oh god um you know and then so we talk we care about christ being our redeemer he bought us back now by giving up his life to sin and now can claim us and our lives we we know our lives are precious every life is has infinite value but how much infinitely more valuable is the life of god himself who is the creator who is the source of all life for all of us and he then is the one that lays down his life so i i know these are hard concepts to wrap around so let’s go back to some more concrete verses second Corinthians 5 starting at verse 18. now all things are of god who has reconciled us to himself through christ Jesus and has given us the ministry of reconciliation that is that god was in Christ reconciling the world to himself not imputing their trespasses on them and has committed to us the word of reconciliation so what’s happening on the cross it’s this concept of reconciling so there was a dispute there’s there was something that caused a separation and dividing between us and god and Christ on the cross is bridging the gap and think about when he’s on the cross he’s up in the air he’s off of the ground between the ground and between heaven and the sky he’s literally in a sense standing in the gap between man and god symbolically on the cross representing also that role he’s playing how is he bringing us to god you know and think about just think about god being so high and lofty and unreachable how can you connect with that god he’s so holy how can we touch him and yet here we see Christ on the cross bruised beaten bloody naked dying for us suffering all like us caring our sins carrying our struggles carrying our our experiences everything you have felt like all the effects of sin you have felt yourself all those doubts those fears the pains traumas Christ experienced every single one of those himself on the cross so when you now talk to Jesus and say god i’m feeling this Jesus i’m feeling this way he could look at you and say yes i know because i felt that same experience you’re feeling now on the cross i took it with me on the cross so that i can relate to you you can feel safe coming to me you don’t have to be afraid of me i love you i want to take your your pain your shame your anguish your experiences i want to take that on out also so that you know i understand so you know you can approach me he’s reconciling us to god this is jesus on the cross and this is a very important component of the gospel that most people don’t talk about you know we make it sound like god is you know this very tough vengeful person who oh my law says you must do this if you don’t you’re going to die when in reality it’s if you break god’s law and you want to continue breaking god’s lie you you got to die i mean you you’re going to mess up the whole system for everybody and you’re going to end up with a lot of innocent people getting hurt and dying but god also making a way so that we can connect with and be restored to him get back into his his right way so that we can have eternal life and recommend you read Isaiah 53 i think we’re a little long now but that goes into depth on Christ’s experience on the cross him carrying our sins carrying our struggles for what reason by his stripes we are healed we’re we’re healed this is the healing is a major component of the cross amen tina did you have anything uh brief to add before we go to the next one um i just i mean what you’re saying jay was so spot on and just reminded me so much of um uh three verses that are in a row in Hebrews chapter four where basically it’s talking about Jesus being our high priest in verse 15 it says free we don’t have a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin and then the conclusion is in verse 16 let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need so because Jesus is you know he’s been through what we’ve been through he knows what we’re going through he suffered like we’ve suffered and then some you know we can come to him and um find that mercy and grace to help you know we we he’s approachable god is he’s that’s why he’s called you know Emmanuel God with us um so yeah i’m so grateful that that is the god of the bible

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