True Sacrifice

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. (John 15:13)

  • Those words express one’s commitment to his duty.
  • It is a real-life display of the heart of true sacrifice.
  • Jesus Christ lived out those powerful words within hours of stating them.
  • The upper room event was followed by communion with the Father at Gethsemane, a series of illegal trials, and then crucifixion before a mocking crowd.
  • As the Son of God, Jesus could have avoided the suffering, torture, and cruelty.
  • He was utterly without sin.
  • He did not deserve to die.
  • But love, the fuel that drives true sacrifice, drove Him to the cross.
  • As a result, we are forgiven if we will accept His sacrifice and resurrection by faith.
  • Have we trusted the One who laid down His life for us?
  • Only Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, can declare guilty people perfect.