The Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ (1)

  • The Crucifixion is more than a central doctrine to be believed, more than a momentous historical event to be commemorated, and more than a provision for spiritual cleansing to be received -- it was a six hour period in which a person, Jesus Christ, endured all the agony and suffering of divine judgment that would ever be found in Hell. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way;and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5,6
  • As we work together through this lesson we must always keep in mind that we are doing so in the shadow of a horrible event in which a Person suffered a depth of agony that is beyond our comprehension. And, that He did that in our place, as our substitute, out of love for us. We must keep Him in mind and respond to Him and His suffering more with our heart -- in love and thanksgiving -- than with our head.