SUNDAY SERMON ON THE BLOG – SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD!
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." - Matthew 1:20-21.
Jesus first had to become the sins of the people before He could save them (us) from those sins… 2 Cor 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God; 1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
His own people rejected him before his forgiveness could be received. Jesus' gift of salvation was incredibly costly to Him.
It is a reminder of two great truths: God loves us incredibly, and salvation is a precious gift. In Jesus we know and experience both truths!
Loving Heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, to bear the cost of my sin. Thank you precious Lord Jesus for taking on human flesh, and bearing its difficulties, and facing rejection so I could be saved. My salvation makes all other names pale in comparison to you Jesus, my Lord and my Saviour. I offer all thanks and praise in your mighty name. Amen.