What Did Jesus Do?

Articles - Christian Growth


by Lyn Packer

Jesus did some amazing things. We know the miracles that he did, but he did some even greater works than these in his death and resurrection. These things have a huge impact on our daily lives – that is, if we know that he did them.

Check out the list below and see how amazing his grace is...

• He became sin so that you could be holy (Col 1:22; Rom 6:22-27)

• He was broken so that you could be made whole (Isa 53:5)

• He became a man of sorrow so that you could have joy (Isa 53:4)

• He was bruised for your iniquity (Isa 53:5)

• He died as sin so that you don't have to die for your sin (Rom 6:23; 6:11)

• He was whipped and bore your sickness and you were healed (1 Pet 2:24; Isa 53:5)

• He bore poverty so that you could righteously prosper (2 Cor 8:9)

• He was forsaken by God so that you could be adopted as sons (Mark 15:34; Gal 4:5; John 1:12)

• His identity was questioned and he overcame so that you would be secure in your identity (Matt 4:3,6; Luke 4:3,9; Gal 4:6; 1 John 3:1)

• He went into the wilderness so that you don't have to (Matt 4:1; Mark 1:13)

• He passed the temptations tests so that you could, too (Matt 4; Mark 1; Luke 4)

• He loved unconditionally so that you could be accepted unconditionally (John 3:16; Gal 1:4; 1 Tim 2:6; Tit 2:14)

• He tore the veil so that you could have everlasting access (Matt 27:51; Mark 15:36)

• He finished it so that you don't have to do it yourself (John 19:30; 2 Cor 12:9)

• He loved us so that we could love him and love others (John 13:34; 15:9; 17:23)

• He was condemned so that we don't have to suffer condemnation (Rom 8:1)

• He was separated from God so that we could know unbroken union with God through him (Rom 6:5,10; Ezek 36:26; Mark 15:34; 2 Cor 5:17)

• He was laid in a borrowed tomb so that you can have the power to lend (Deut 28:12)