Why did Christ die and what does his death mean for us today? Alistair Begg looks at the death of Christ in the sermons below and reminds us that by dying on the cross, Jesus Christ bore the wrath of our sins.
Christians in every age face the danger of drifting from the essential truths of the Gospel. Alistair Begg reminds us that the answer to this dilemma is not in examining ourselves, but in looking to Jesus. By offering Himself for our sins, He provided the only sacrifice that can cleanse our consciences and set us free to serve the living God.
God is perfectly loving; and He demonstrates this in His mercy. It is also true that God is perfectly just; and He demonstrates this in the fact that He cannot let sin go unpunished. These truths may seem completely opposite and incompatible, yet they are not. In this study Alistair Begg teaches us how God demonstrates both His justice and love in the cross of Jesus Christ.
When Jesus died on the cross, the curtain that separated the Most Holy Place in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. In this Good Friday message, Alistair Begg reminds us that this event dramatically illustrated the truth that unfolded at the same time. Jesus’ once-for-all sacrifice accomplished what the Old Testament priesthood could never achieve. He has delivered His people from bondage to sin and declared the path to God open so that sinful men and women can approach God by faith with confidence that our sins are forgiven.
God’s love for us—for each one of us—is expressed in the great cost He paid at Calvary, bearing the wrath that our sins deserve. But as we learn in this message, until the Holy Spirit shows us our sinfulness, we won’t understand our need of salvation.
Mark’s account of the crucifixion includes particular observations that lead us to a deeper understanding of what Christ accomplished on the cross. Although Jesus endured the full force of suffering as a man, the meaning of the cross is found beyond the physical torments He endured. Alistair Begg explains that the death of Christ was central to God’s purposes in the world: Christ bore the sin and endured God’s judgment to redeem a people for Himself.