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Christ's Finished Work for Humanity (15 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
John 19:27-30; Matthew 27:35-55; Galatians 2:11-21
Jesus is the hope of the entire world, and we get to live awesome, fearless lives because of what He did for us on the cross!
''He is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf'' (Hebrews 7:25).
John 19:27-30: Jesus' finished work
Matthew 27:35-55: Access to God's presence
Galatians 2:11-21: New life by faith
EQUIP: The completion of Jesus' work on the cross.
Teaching Point 1: Jesus' death paid for everything humanity needed (John 19:27-30).
Jesus provided all that we would ever need through eternity. He paid the price completely. ''He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins - and not only our sins but the sins of all the world'' (1 JOHN 2:2).
Jesus is fully able to forgive all sin, heal all disease, and restore every heart. ''God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love - not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins'' (1 JOHN 4:9-10).
When Jesus said on the cross, ''It is finished'' (JOHN 19:30), He meant more than just His life. He was talking about the purpose and ministry for which He was anointed by Father God to complete: the removal of the sins of the world (JOHN 1:29). It was done. Finished. He had completed His assignment.
When Jesus offered for us His life and blood as a perfect sacrifice, He made a one-time payment that is sufficient for all time! Jesus put away the need for sacrifice entirely (HEBREWS 10:8-14).
''For God's will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time. But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time ...
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