Sermon - Why Did Jesus Come?: he has Come to Cover The Multitude of Sins

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:30am

Lent is a time when we reflect on Jesus’ journey and how, using that reflection, we could live better lives so as to show our thanks for Jesus’ sacrifice and God’s gift.

Love covers a multitude of sins. What do we mean when we use this phrase?  Often it is used to explain why someone in a bad situation stays, or pursues it, or keep it, even when the evidence suggests that they have and continue to be hurt over and over again.

These words are the words of Peter.  The man who denies Jesus three times, who cut off a soldier’s ear, who walked on water and then faltered.

John 3:16 is the basic truth of why God sent Jesus.  Not to condemn us, but to save us.

Ephesians 2 tells us that God’s rich mercy is given to us even when we are dead through our sins.

In spite of, who we are and what we have done, God pursues us, He knocks on the door, even though we reject him.  We give God no justifiable reason to love us.

God still loves us, supports us, encourages us.  We reject God though omission and commission; intentionally and unintentionally; doing things we shouldn’t do and not doing things we should be doing.

No matter the count, the magnitude, the frequency of our sins.  Jesus was sent not to condemn us, but to save us.  We have not earned this, not worked for it.  We are just straight up gifted the love of Jesus Christ from god.

Lent is so special because we recognize that Jesus must go to the cross so that we can go from darkness into the Light.