Day 8: Jesus is crucified – He took our sins on himself

Matthew 27: 32-44

32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.

38 Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

A sacrifice had to be made for the sins of all humankind. Jesus was that sacrifice when he died a brutal death on a cross. His love for us held him there. He chose to stay. To die. So that we could have life.

What is sin?

What are the social effects of our sins?

Family Focus:

Hand out a piece of paper and a pen to everyone. Think about a sin that you struggle with. Write it down and confess it to Jesus. Fold your paper and keep it somewhere safe because you will need it again tomorrow.
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