Good morning and welcome to our last week of our Broken and Redeemed study. I am so happy you have stuck with us this far because I believe this week is the most important week in our study.
Over the course of the last 5 weeks we have seen that if you are human, you are broken. The result of sin is brokenness. Brokenness is something we can’t escape and it manifests itself in various ways, from pride to infertility, loss, fear and much much more.
So with Paul, we cry “who can save us from this body of death” and all the brokenness found around us?
J E S U S!
He is the beautiful answer to all of the ruined, fragmented pieces of our lives. But the only way he could heal us is by becoming broken for us.
Our verses are well-known verses, and they show the great length Jesus went in order to become our salvation and our healer.
He could have left us to our brokenness and sin, but instead, he became one of us. He experienced hunger, thirst, and fatigue. He knew first hand what it was like to be rejected and mocked, to be treated unfairly and even let down by those closest to him. He knew what it was like to have all sorts of evil done against him though he deserved none of it.
Ultimately he was punished by his Father for lies, unkindnesses, adulteries, murders, slanders, complaints, perversions, and all other forms of sin that weren’t even his.
And he did this for you and for me!
1. Through his punishments, we receive peace. His punishments should have been ours! We are the ones who sinned and our sin separated us from God. Instead of peace, there was enmity. But Jesus took it all. He took our sins, our punishments, our separation from God, and gave us his peace and righteousness.
Now we can draw near to God, now we can be confident in his love, now we have divine help at all times. Now we have a glorious future.
2. By his wounds, we are healed. Jesus died so we could have peace with God, but his death also brought us healing. It brought us life. Our brokenness was so severe that it affected every part of our being, from our heart to our soul. If you know yourself at all, you know you can’t fix yourself. But through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we now have the power to fight. We can fight temptation and actually win, we can declare war on the sins that lurk in us and begin to have victory, not because we are strong enough, but because the strength of Jesus has been given to us.
Let’s never take for granted Christ’s work on the cross on our behalf.
Looking to Jesus,
Week 6 Challenge: Easter is coming up soon, so let’s take this week to prepare ourselves for this sober and yet joyful celebration but intentionally focusing on the death of Jesus. Use songs, books, or sermons to help you rediscover awe and gratitude for what he has done.
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