Christ Died For Our Sins

Christ Died For Our Sins

Christ Died For Our Sins (1 Corinthians 15:3)

·    Mockery – a 2nd cent painting – crucified man donkey head “Alexamenos worships his god.”

·    Indifference – Ghandhi “His death on the cross was a great example to the world, but that there was anything like a mysterious or miraculous virtue in it, my heart could not accept.”

·     Hatred – Mujahideen Shura Council led by Al Qaeda threatened the “worshippers of the cross” saying, “We shall break the cross. …Islam or death”


  • We invest in what matters most (first, most)
  • 4 Gospels – 2 birth, 4 death, 1/3 final week, John ½ final week
  • 1 Cor. 15 – ancient church hymn, perhaps oldest earliest NT section
  • “First Importance” vs knowledge doubles on earth every year


  • Jesus = Joshua (God is salvation)
  • Christ = anointed Messiah
  • 2000 yrs ago, mom, dad, brothers, 30 years, 3 yrs ministry, simple resume

NO Resources

·     city, $, wife/kids, travel, political office, atty, pr firm, army, college , publisher


·     opposition, death threats, lies, demonic, thievery, betrayal, loneliness, legal

  1. Bible – Gutenberg press, 1st book widely published, best-selling, most translated
  2. Religions – holy place headquarters vs Holy Person Head
  3. History – measure time by Him (BC & AD); Xmas & Easter
  4. Church – Sun (day Res), largest longest global movement (billions)

New Millenium Newsweek cover “By any secular standard, Jesus is also the dominant figure of Western culture. Like the millennium itself, much of what we now think of as Western ideas, inventions & values finds its source or inspiration in the religion that worships God in his name. Art & science, the self & society, politics & economics, marriage & the family, right & wrong, body & soul—all have been touched & often radically transformed by the Christian influence.”



– The Bible gives few details about crucifixion, ancient world saw.

  • “an emblem of suffering & shame”
  • Tertullian chose cross as the symbol of Christianity
  • Crucifixion is state sponsored terror
  • When Jesus a boy in 4 AD mass crucifixion of Jews for uprising against Rome
  • In 71 BC when Spartacus died in battle 6000 followers crucified along 120 miles


  • Impailing started with Persians around 800 BC
  • Romans perfected
  • Stipe (permanent post) & patibulum (the crossbar).
  • Death by asphyxiation took as long as 9 days
  • Public like beheadings
  • Women facing cross

Excruciating = “from the cross”

1.Jewish – Josephus “most wretched of deaths”

2. Roman – Cicero – Romans not crucified or speak of it

3. Deut. 21:22–23 “if a man…is put to death, & you hang him on a tree… a hanged man is cursed by God.”

  • Bodies often discarded

Jesus Crucifixion

  • Sweating blood
  • Blindfolded & beaten all night
  • Scourged – flogged w/flagrum or cat-o-nine tails
    • Skin, muscle, tendon, bones, lungs bruised
    • Shock, blood loss, heart strained
    • Rib fly off body
  • Crown of thorns
  • Carry 100lb cross for miles
  • Collapsed, chest trauma
    • Chest contusion & aneurysm, lungs filling carbon monoxide
    • Like head on car crash
  • Pulled bear, spit, cursed
  • Nailed nerve centers
  • Mary
  • Breathed last, spear under rib cage, burial wrappings, tomb, soldier = Christ died

For Our Sins

Bible – rebellion, folly, self-abuse, madness, treason, death, hatred, spiritual adultery, missing the mark, wandering from the path, idolatry, insanity, irrationality, pride, selfishness, blindness, deafness, a hard heart, a stiff neck, delusion, unreasonable, and self-worship.

  1. Condition – who you are (Nature, Desire, Motive, Will)
  2. Action – what you do (Thought, Word, Deed, Emotion)

1. Conscience (internal) & 2. Law (external)  3. Death = restrain us

=? Everyone no limits or consequences? 

Penal Substitutionary atonement

  1. Penalty – physical & spiritual death
  2. Substitution
  3. Great Exchange  – “FOR”

OT & Lev. Day of Atonement “at one meant”

  • 2 young healthy goats

1 sacrificial goat                      1 scapegoat

Either Christ is punished for you, or you are punished by Christ

Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes” Nike Air Max, 1 drop human blood, 666 pairs, Pentagram inverted cross

He’s a gay man, music video “Montero” gyrating on Satan’s lap

“Luke 10:18” [Jesus] I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. & sold for $1018

“Better to reign in HELL, than serve in HEAVEN”- John Milton Paradise Lost

Rev. 14:10-11 he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night

  • #1 person in Scripture to teach on judgment and hell is Jesus Christ
  • 13% teaching; majority parables
  • Passive and active wrath
Mark Driscoll
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