3Taken from a sermon by Charles Spurgeon entitled, “Healing by the Stripes of Jesus.” Some graphic images taken from Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of Christ.
4Think of the most horrible sickness that you can imagine. AIDSEmphysemaAlzheimer'sCancerInfantile ParalysisLeprosyMuscular SclerosisALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
5According to the Bible, the most serious sickness or disease is: SIN
6Sin is the only disease that has eternal consequences for the Soul. AIDS, Leprosy, Cancer, Alzheimer, etc. are all related to the Body which is temporary.Sin is the only disease that has eternal consequences for the Soul.
7There is only one remedy for the sickness of Sin! God’s Merciful Grace.God loves us so much that He paid the penalty of death for us.Our sins result in spiritual death (eternal separation from Holy God!)Our penalty was Very Costly!
8God the Son Came Down to Earth A Holy and Sinless PlaceFatherSonHoly SpiritGRACEGraceCloud of Sin SeparatesFaith
9Isaiah 53:5 But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.He was beaten so we could be whole.He was whipped so we could be healed.Isaiah 53:5
13The Roman soldiers plucked his beard and pulled out his hair The Roman soldiers plucked his beard and pulled out his hair! The Pharisees watched approvingly!
14A mock crown of thorns was pressed onto His head!
15He was beaten with 39 lashes of the Roman scourge
16Forced to carry His Cross Forced to carry His Cross. Another was pressed into helping so he would not die before being crucified!
17Nailed to a cross which was dropped into a hole to hold Him up to suffer for hours in the scorching sun!
18He who was without sin took upon Himself our sins so that we might be free! (II Corinthians 5:21) adulterymurderliesChild abusedeceitselfishnessprejudiceabortionfornicationgossipstealingprideviolenceangerrapehypocrisyhomosexuality
19Executed between two Criminals, He cried out, “"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" - which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?“ Matthew 27:46
20He only stayed in the grave for three days He only stayed in the grave for three days. He is now ALIVE and has returned to the right hand of the Father
21Do you need healing from the disease that will eternally separate you from Holy God? (put you into eternal Hell?)Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man can come to the Father but through me!” John14:6
22Nor ever deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when He was insulted, He never sinned,Nor ever deceived anyone.He did not retaliate when He was insulted,He left His case in the hands of God,Who always judges fairly.He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sinand live for what is right.By His Stripes You are healed.Once you were like sheep who wandered away.But now you have turned to your Shepherd,the Guardian of your souls. I Peter 2:22-25
23Hell is a place of eternal torment for Satan and his followers. It is not God’s will that any should perish.
24Paradise is like a Persian Garden. A beautiful place to be with Jesus.
25We can only imagine what Heaven is going to be like for eternity.
26Do you Know Jesus?More Important:Does Jesus know you?