The gospel in four words: Jesus in my place
Why does anyone need to talk my place? As much as God loves you, He hates your sin with a holy, burning passion beyond what you can comprehend. The only way God could embrace you was to make someone else pay for your sin-and it couldn’t be just anyone. It had to be someone perfect.
It was Jesus. He willingly, lovingly, sacrificially paid for those sins that we chose for ourselves. He suffered and died upon the cross, and God, somehow in His infiniteness, laid all of our sinfulness there upon His Son.
There was no other way. “There is no other name under Heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). The gospel message is Jesus in your place.
Prepare your heart to experience the wonder of Easter any day of the year in these six messages from James Macdonald focusing on the substitutionary death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for us.