If you have ever heard the phrase, “Jesus died for you,” it is the crucifixion scene that depicts what that phrase is referencing. One of the most pivotal moments in the entire Bible happens at the crucifixion.
The Bible is divided into two sections—the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament tells how God walked and talked with the people He created, and how that relationship was severed because of sin.
The Old Testament shows us how impossible it is for us to live a holy life. It tells the story of how God created a system of laws for people to obey, but the people often broke the laws. And God shows us that our sins have consequences and would require a sacrifice.
The New Testament reveals the plan put in place from the beginning that God Himself would provide the sacrifice.
He would send His own son, Jesus, to be the last and final sacrifice for sin.
Jesus did all the “work” ever needed to give us eternal life. He died on the Cross and paid the consequences of our sin with His own life.
Jesus mended our way back to God. Jesus says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
“You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.” Colossians 2:13-15
“God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:9-10