The Crucified Messiah
Jesus Bore My Curse
1) In the world, curses flow from hatred and a lust for power.
2) For the Triune God, His “curse” is spoken out of His great, great love for you and His desire to bless you.
3) The Bible warns you that pursuing religion or spirituality is like peddling down a hill thinking it is the way to the top of the hill.
4) The Triune God broke into the real world, to do for you what you could never do for yourself. This is offered to you as an unmerited and humbling gift.
5) Jesus offers to trade places with you. On Him, all that shames, diminishes, and punishes you; and all that you have done to deserve that shame, diminishment, and punishment. On you, His sinless, loving, sacrificial, risen life of union with the Living God.
6) In Christ Jesus, every curse against you is swallowed up in life and blessing that is real today and continues into eternity.