5 Truths About the Death of Jesus

His death was our saving grace. Here are five truths about the death of Jesus.

His Death was an Act of Love

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

Many Christians know this verse and understand the power of it. God loves abundantly. His love is overflowing. He made it so that his son would die on the cross, out of his amazing and merciful love.

His Death Made Us Aware of Our Sins

“’He himself bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.’” – 1 Peter 2:24

Jesus carried our load, our burdens. He suffered for our sins. Horrendous and displeasing, our sins keep us from His righteousness.

His Forgiveness Surpasses All Sins

“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.” – Luke 23:34

In the midst of his pain and agony, he still thought of us. He was persecuted, spat on, and rejected; yet he still forgave us. It allows Christians to put issues with their own personal enemies into perspective. That in spite of the wrong, we can forgive, just as Christ did.

His Death Brought Us Back to God

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 2:4-7

It was God’s will for Jesus to live on earth and die a physical death. And through his death, we reestablished our relationship with God.

God’s promise of life everlasting, or eternal life, comes from the shed blood of Jesus

His Death Turned into Resurrection

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ Then they remembered his words.” – Luke 24:6-8