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Why Jesus Had to Die

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Can you remember the most painful moment of your life?

There are different types of pain. There is physical pain. Perhaps you’ve had a horrible fall and broke an arm or a leg, or worse. It’s an interesting thing how the human body will sort of “shut down” temporarily when it’s in a state of shock, so that it doesn’t feel the pain as severely.

But there are other kinds of pain that can actually be worse than physical pain: the pain of rejection, betrayal, or abandonment, for example. When a husband says to his wife, “I’ve been unfaithful to you.” When a wife says to her husband, “I want a divorce!” When the child says to the parent, “I don’t want to live the Christian life.” Or when you are betrayed by a friend, perhaps someone you’ve done so much for. It cuts like a knife.

Hebrews 12:3 says, “Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” To consider means “to think over, ponder, or compare.” So let’s consider what the cross was to Jesus himself. For Jesus, the cross was a fate worse than death. Indeed it was death, and a very cruel one at that. It can’t get much worse than that, but for Jesus…

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Jingreed Shares – The Converting Power of the Gospel

Listen to Jingreed as she shares about how she and others have grown in knowing God more fully through the study, “The Road of Life,” – how she and others appreciate the grace of  God at the cross of Christ more fully – when they first see the character of God, and the sin of man.

The True Meaning of the Cross

45 Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.
46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” that is, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”

Matthew 27:45-46

10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM THEM.” 11 Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” 12 However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us — for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE” —

Galatians 3:10-13

Has Your Heart Been Pierced at the Cross? Arm shares w/students

Evidence of a changed life – changed by the cross of Christ. Arm J, one of my housemates and part of my group of CCC staff guys that I disciple, shares about how the cross of Christ changed his life this past year, (after he was already a full-time Christian worker!) He shares and asks these students and us, “do you truly love Jesus – or only say that you do?” “Is your life changed after the cross or not?”

I was a Fake Christian for 6 years: ฉันเป็นคริสเตียนปลอม…

I was a Fake Christian for 6 years: ฉันเป็นคริสเตียนปลอมปลอม 6 ปี Are you a good person? Do you know what God’s standard of goodness is? Is your Christian service enough to measure up? Watch this video…

คุณเป็นคนดีหรือไม่? คำถามที่น่าคิดคือคุณเป็นคนดีพอหรือเปล่า ลองทดสอบตัวเองดู โดยใช้กฎของพระเจ้าเป็นมาตรฐาน การรับใช้พอที่จะช่วยให้คุณรอดหรือไม่?

Repent, จงกลับใจใหม่ – Thai House Church Cell Group

“Unless you repent, you will certainly die.” But what if feel like I can’t repent on my own? Is there hope for me? With Christ, yes. “Lord, help my unbelief!”

“ถ้าท่านมิได้กลับใจใหม่ก็จะต้องพินาศ” “ข้าพระองค์เชื่อ พระองค์เจ้าข้า ที่ข้าพระองค์ยังขาดความเชื่อนั้น ขอพระองค์ทรงโปรดช่วยให้เชื่อเถิด”

Jesus Died, The King of Glory, Died

4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows;Yet we esteemed Him stricken,Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,He was bruised for our iniquities;The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,And by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray;We have turned, every one, to his own way;And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,Yet He opened not His mouth;He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,So He opened not His mouth. For He was cut off from the land of the living;For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him;He has put Him to grief.When You make His soul an offering for sin,He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,For He shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,Because He poured out His soul unto death,And He was numbered with the transgressors,And He bore the sin of many,And made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:4-12