Who or what will rescue and heal you from what is broken?

STEVE McKENZIE   -  

REDEMPTION

Everyone has a solution they believe in, a remedy they look to, or a rescuer they believe will save them from the brokenness in their life and the world. Some look to self-improvement or personal growth, believing if they are good enough or do more good than bad than they can earn ‘salvation.’ Others believe in education or politics to change the brokenness in the world. Everyone believes in something or someone who will fix what is broken in ourselves and in our world.

Who or what do you believe will rescue and heal what is broken? God says that we cannot save ourselves (Romans 3:20). There is nothing and no one that can save us from our sin – except for Jesus. It’s like a global pandemic with no vaccine and everyone is infected with a 100% fatality rate.

Jesus is God clothed in humanity – entering our brokenness to restore us to life. Imagine Jesus being willing to give you a blood transfusion – he takes your sin-saturated blood, knowing he will die. He gives you his blood – healthy and full of life. This is what 2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us, “For our sake [God] made [Jesus] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Jesus took our sin and gave us his life.

Jesus takes your death deserving sin upon himself and dies on the cross. By grace, through faith – Jesus gives you his life.

If you knew that you were going to die and the God who created you and love you was willing to lay down his life so that you would live – why would you not trust him? Jesus himself said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Jesus is our rescuer. Jesus is the only hope for our broken world. 

QUESTION

  1. Who or what do you believe will rescue and heal you from what is broken?
  2. What is holding you back from trusting in Jesus today?

We would love to hear your thoughts on these questions by texting your answer to us at (833) 250-9110 or feel free to think through your answers on your own. 

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-7

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.

Read Romans 10:9-13

 if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.