The Death of Christ

Introduction

Death is natural and inescapable. It is the one inevitable fact of life. But the death of Christ was most terrible way to die! Yet it was part of God’s Great plan. Let’s study the Significance of the Christ’s death.

 

Significance of the  Death of Christ

1.  It was prophesied in the Scriptures. “The prophets have spoken

. . .   Lk. 24:25, 26.

2.  Preached as the gospel. “The gospel I preached . . .that christ died for our sins” 1 Cor. 15:1, 3.

3.  Revealed by the Holy Spirit. “Christ and the glories was revealed”

1 Pet. 1:11, 12.

4.  Searched by the prophets. “Prophets. . .searched of Christ. . .”

1 Pet. 1:10, 11.

5.  Angels longed to look. “Even angels long to look into. . .”

1 Pet. 1:12.

6.  Heavenly visitors discussed. “They spoke about his departure. . .

Lk. 9:30, 31.

7.  It was God’s eternal plan. “The lamb that was slain from the creation. . .” Rev. 13:8.

 

Meaning of the  Death of Christ

1.  A ransom. “Who gave himself as a ransom for all men”

1 Tim. 2:6.

2.  An atonement. “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement” Rom. 3:25.

3.  To reconcile. “And through him to reconcile through his blood” Col. 1:20.

4.  As a substitute. “For Christ  died. .  .the  righteous for the unrighteous” 1 Pet. 3:18.

5.  As an obedience. “He humbled himself and became obedient to death. . .”  Phil. 2:8.

 

The Necessity of the  Death of Christ

1.  God’s holiness demands. “Your (God’s) eyes are too pure to look on evil”  Hab. 1:13.

2.  Christ’s willingness “A body you prepared. . .I have come to do your will”  Heb. 10:5, 7.

3.  To fulfill the Scriptures “Everything must be fulfilled about me” Lk. 24:44.

4.  For our sins. “He was delivered  over to death for our sins. . .” Rom. 4:25.

5.  To destroy the devil. “So that by his death he might destroy him. . .”  Heb. 2:14.

 

The Vastness of the  Death of Christ

1.  He died for the POWERLESS. Rom.5:6

2.  He died for the UNGODLY.  Rom. 5:5

3.  He died for the SINNERS. Rom. 5:8

4.  He died for the ENEMIES. Rom. 5:10

5.  He died for the BLASPHEMER. 1 Tim. 1:13

  6.  He died for the PERSECUTOR. 1 Tim. 1:13

7.  He died for the VIOLENT.  1 Tim 1:13

8.  He died for the IGNORANT.  1Tim. 1:13

9.  He died for the WORLD.  Jn. 1:29

10. He died for the CHURCH.  Eph. 5:25

 

 

Results of the  Death of Christ

1.  “We were reconciled to him through the death of his Son” Rom. 5:10.

     2.  “But now in Christ Jesus you brought near through the blood

. . .” Eph. 2:13.

3.  “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins. . .sins of the whole world” 1 Jn. 2:2.

     4.  “God presented him as a sacrifice.  . .to. . .demonstrate his

Justice. . .” Rom. 3:25.

5.  “God presented him as a sacrifice. . .Justifies. . .those…” Rom. 3:26.

6.  “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse”  Gal. 3:13.

7.  “That the  blessing given to  Abraham might  come to  the gentiles…” Gal. 3:14.

8.  “That by faith we might receive the promise of the spirit” Gal. 3:14.

9.  “We have been made holy through the sacrifice of christ” Heb. 10:10.

10. “We have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus”  Heb.10:19.

11. “May receive the promised eternal inheritance now that he has died”  Heb. 9:15.

12. “By his death free those who all their lives were held in slavery” Heb. 2:15.

 

 

Our Response to the  Death of Christ

1.  KNOW IT. “Don’t you know that all of us. . .were baptized into his death”  Rom. 6:3, 6.

2.  UNITED IN IT. “If we have been united with him like this in his death”  Rom. 6:5.

3.  COUNT IT. “‘The death he died. . .to sin once for all. . .in the same way count” Rom. 6:10,11.

4.  LONG FOR IT. “I want to know. . .becoming like him in his death”  Phil. 3:10.

5.  CARRY IT. “We always carry around in our body the death of

Jesus. . .” 2 Cor. 4:10.

 

Illustration

A wall-text which was hung read some thing like this— I asked Jesus, ‘How much do you love me?”

And Jesus stretched forth his nail pierced hands saying, “This Much”

and he died!

Yes, JESUS loved us enough to give himself for us.

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