The Passion of the Christ
Now that you have seen the crucifixion, what do you want to do about it? What will you do in return for Him? Jesus underwent that torture for you. Christ freely gave His life for you—so that you might be saved. It is “by His wounds we are healed.”
Your sins were paid for by Jesus Christ upon the cross.
How will you respond?
“…You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” –1Cor 6:19-20
Nearly 2,000 years ago, after Christ was resurrected and had ascended to heaven, at the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2, the apostle Peter preached to a great crowd about a possible salvation and confronted them with the fact that they had crucified the Savior. The people were cut to the heart by their sin and asked him and the other apostles, “Brothers, what must we do?” Invariably, after hearing Peter’s speech about salvation through the Messiah, they were asking, “What must we do to be saved?”
replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you
will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your
children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our
God will call."
With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.’
See, my servant will act wisely ; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
Just as there were many who were appalled at him -- his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness—
so will he sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.
Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
By arrest and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light [of life] and be satisfied ; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
“How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?”
God gave you the life of Jesus Christ
What will you give back to God?