We should all have passages of Scripture memorized that concisely sum up the Gospel-should anyone ask us what it means. The best way to explain what the Bible is about is directly from the Bible, yes?
Here’s one that I was reminded of early this Sunday morning.
“He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” 1 Peter 2:22-25
Oh how sweet those words are this very day. Please don’t take them for granted or read through them quickly because you have read them a hundred times. Let them sink in and do the work in your heart of renewing and regeneration.
“For Christ also suffered (or died) once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,…” 1 Peter 3:18
Amen and amen! Thank you Jesus.