Even when we fail Him, God will never fail us… That’s Good News. He kept His promise even when humanity didn’t fulfill ours. God kept his covenant promise and He’s established a brand new one in His son, Jesus.
- Part 1 – Jesus is Good News
- Part 2 – Jesus Came (With Us)
- Part 3 – Jesus Rules
- Part 4 – Jesus Talks
- Part 5 – Jesus Died
- Part 6 – Jesus Rose
Brent Ingersoll is the Lead Pastor at Kings Church in Atlantic Canada, one of the fastest growing Churches in the country. We highly recommend you listen to His full message here: Good News Series – Part 5: Jesus Died
My name is Brent Ingersoll and I’ve been doing a teaching series called Good News. We are exploring the claims of the announcement of the Good News about Jesus and asking the question: “What makes it such good news?”
Week by week we have been tracking this story. The announcement that Jesus, God in the flesh, came to be with us and how He showed His authority in every single way. How He walked and He taught and He showed us the way. How He didn’t just come to show us the way, but how He himself is the way.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – John 14:6
Jesus came up to this point in the progression of the Gospel story and He died on a Roman cross.
The gospel tells us how Jesus came, Jesus lived, Jesus taught, and now we’re at the point where Jesus died. Central to the message of the gospel is this reality that Jesus the Son of God, the God, in the flesh, died on the cross.
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures… – 1 Corinthians 15:3
Many of us have heard this message, but a lot of us actually don’t know what the significance of it is, other than it seems inspiring that someone would die for us. But we don’t understand really the rich meaning behind the reality of the death of Jesus.
What does it mean?
First and foremost that we serve a God who knows what it is to suffer and who cares about us. He demonstrated this by dying on the cross.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
Secondly, it tells us that God didn’t just see us in our pain, or even come to be sympathetic and experience it with us. He came and He did something about it. Jesus came to save, to give His life as ransom for many.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45
Finally, it tells us that God is a God of covenant, and he fulfilled the old covenant. He kept His promise even when humanity didn’t fulfill our end of the covenant. God kept his covenant promise. And He’s established a brand new one in the blood of His son, Jesus.
For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance — now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. – Hebrews 9:15
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6
Even when we fail Him, God will never fail us… That’s Good News.
Listen to the entire message from Pastor Brent: Jesus Died