Our Royal Sin Bearer
Part Five of a Lenten Series entitled “MOSAIC”
- The Sin Problem
- The cost of sin is far greater than we realize.
- Jesus is “The Great Sin Bearer.”
◦ Jesus was a different kind of King.
◦ The primary message of Jesus was the proclamation of His Kingdom.
33 Pilate went back into the palace and called for Jesus. He said, “Are you the ‘King of the Jews’?” 34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own, or did others tell you this about me?”35 Pilate said, “Do I look like a Jew? Your people and your high priests turned you over to me. What did you do?”
36 “My kingdom,” said Jesus, “doesn’t consist of what you see around you. If it did, my followers would fight so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But I’m not that kind of king, not the world’s kind of king.” 37 Then Pilate said, “So, are you a king or not?” Jesus answered, “You tell me. Because I am King, I was born and entered the world so that I could witness to the truth. Everyone who cares for truth, who has any feeling for the truth, recognizes my voice.” 38 Pilate said, “What is truth?” - John 18:33-38 (MSG)
- Jesus would offer freedom to us by offering His life as a substitute for ours.
- Calvary is where the ultimate defeat of sin, death, and Satan begins.
- Why did Jesus do this?
- Jesus Christ was victorious in what He came to do.
- We should desire victory over sin.
◦ We who are servants of the one true King are also targets of the enemy.
◦ Do we fully realize that we are also involved in something much larger than our own personal stories?
◦ How do we honor what Jesus did upon Calvary for us?
▪ Do everything possible to make sure Jesus knows that you want to stop falling prey to sin.
- Choose to live in victory over sin.
◦ Positive habit patterns are just as difficult to break as negative habit patterns.
- Calvary is a life-changing place.