“‘Christ died for our sins’…it is the very essence, the very centerpiece, the very core of our faith. It is the bedrock upon which every precious truth of salvation rests. If that one statement were to be removed from the Bible, there would be no Bible. If that one statement were to be removed from the gospel, there would be no gospel. If that one statement were to be removed from the faith, there would be no salvation. Christ died for our sins, my friends, is not just a wonderful something, it is a marvelous everything.”–Wil Owens, Teaching Pastor
Oh, the GOODness of Good Friday! It’s the day that stands at the center-point of history–the day in which Christ, by dying in our place, secured every heavenly blessing for us.
In a special Good Friday sermon, Teaching Pastor Wil Owens shares the joy we find when we really grasp the greatness of Christ’s saving power and the magnitude of our sin.
“Atonement means that since my sins have now been paid for, since my sins have now been cleared from my record, since my sins have now been washed away, I now have been made right with God. I have been reconciled to God. I have been made righteous before my holy, righteous, Creator. He is now my Father…What this means then is that since Christ took all the ugliness of my sin upon Himself and paid for it with His death, I now have and enjoy all the beauty of every gospel grace given to me freely in Christ.”–Wil Owens