“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
Jesus’ death on the cross is a historical fact. The fact that He rose from the dead is verified from literature. More phulysical documents exist that verify Jesus lived, died and rose from the dead than the top 40 (pre BC) historical figures taught to our children in school. Every one of the disciples except John died a martyr’s death, but even under severe torture, they would not and could not deny the truth of Jesus. Josephus, an ancient Jewish historian said, “He appeared to them alive on the third day as the divine prophets foretold.”
Jesus said He laid down His life for His friends. The cross was no accident or tragic surprise. It was part of an incredible plan. Jesus orchestrated His own sacrifice. He willingly grew the tree He would be nailed to. He willingly picked Judas as an apostle to betray Him. He willingly put Pontius Pilate in power to order him crucified. Jesus was not held there by any man-made nails, but was held there by our need for a Savior and His love for you. The simple fact is He could have escaped at any time. When He chose you… when He chose to have a relationship with you, He needed to make a payment for your sins. When He chose you, He chose the very nails he was crucified with.
Did Jesus die on the cross for your sins? You, have to make that decision. He is the Savior of the world; the question is, is He your Savior? You can often tell what something is worth by the price that is paid for it. God paid a very high price for you.
Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for paying the price that I could not pay. You died on the cross, held there only by Your love for me. You rose from the grave that I may have eternal life. Please forgive me for my sins and give me the power to live for You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Have you ever made Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life?
If not, pray this prayer and start a new life in Christ.
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me!
In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
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