As we enter into the "Holy Week" today, let me resend an abridged
version of series of messages I once sent about the accomplishments of
the atoning death of Jesus Christ:
WHAT IS GOOD IN IT? (abridged)
(THE ATONING DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST)
"None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they
would not have crucified the Lord of glory" (1 Corinthians 2:8, NIV).
I overheard a Muslim preacher one day accusing the Christians: "They
call the day 'Good Friday.' What is good in it? What is good in a day
they crucified their Savior? What is worthy of celebration in it?" I
chuckled. What is good in the Good Friday? Why should we Christians
celebrate such a "horrible" day - a day that our Savior and Lord was
tried, sentenced to death by crucifixion, flogged, molested, crucified
cruelly and eventually died? Non-Christians may not know, but every
Christian knows what is good in it. If Satan and his cohorts knew that
the day would turned to become a good day for Christians and anyone
who accepts Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord, they would
do everything possible to hinder the event of the day from taking
What is good in the Good Friday? What is the significance of the death
of Jesus Christ on the cross? This will lead us to the purpose of the
first coming of Jesus Christ to the world: to SAVE people from their
SIN (Matthew 1:21; John 1:20; Acts 3:26; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 3:5,
8; 4:9, 10). Jesus Christ accomplished this through His death on the
cross (Romans 5:6,8; Hebrews 2:14-15; 10:5-10). This atoning death of
Jesus Christ is related to our sins (redemption); it is toward God
(propitiation), and at the same time toward man (reconciliation). In
other words, Jesus Christ, through His atoning death, paid the price
of man' sin in order to remove the wrath of God and thereby reconcile
man to God. There is no doubt that the day Jesus Christ accomplished
all these is not only a good day, but one of the best days for
Christians and everyone who accepts Him as his personal Savior and
However, is Jesus Christ's death effective in your life? Have you been
reconciled to God? Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ so that His death
will not be in vain over your life. Accept Him today as your personal
Savior and Lord. You will experience the goodness of His death in your
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will
have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted
in my body, whether by life or by death. FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST
AND TO DIE IS GAIN" (Philippians 1:20-21, NIV).