by Linda Handzel
Did you know that the reason Jesus was born was so that He could die?
Matthew 1:21 says, “… she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
When a baby is born we know that eventually, through the course of life, it will die. But only one person came to earth purposely to die, and that was Jesus Christ. He came to save us from our sins on Calvary.
Hebrews 9:22 says, “For without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins.”
Jesus died on the cross to take the penalty for our sins, but He did not stay dead. On the third day He arose, after conquering death and hell. We are offered eternal life because Jesus came to earth to die.
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