TEXT: ISAIAH 53:1-12
INTRODUCTION: God's original plan for man was for him to live eternally with Him. But the sin of disobedience by Adam and Eve through the deception of Satan brought death and other effects of sin to man. Thus, for the penalty of death to be reversed, sin must be atoned for.
Mere observance of the laws and ordinances could not because of their imperfections. Neither could the sacrifice of any animal pay the wages of the sin of man. God in His love and mercy had to provide His only son who was pure and without blemish to pay the price by dying for you and me. Jesus Christ thus exemplifies the love of God for us reconciling us to Him and forgiving of our sins. His death gave us access to the blessings that come with obedience. May the Holy Spirit continue to remind us of the significance of Christ death not only during this season but always in Jesus Name. Amen.
A) John3:16; Rm5:8; Rm8:32
B) 1Jn. 2:2; 2Cor. 5:21; Matt. 27: 13-14; 1Pet. 3:18; Rm. 5:10
C) Is. 53:5
D) Jn. 14: 3,16, 16: 5-7
E) Col. 2:14, Eph. 1:7
Isa. 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed"