Think about the question a bit before you go about answering.  We are most likely prone to say right away, my sin, all sin, coveting, murder, etc.  We go about broadly or narrowly answering the question.  While those answers are correct.  They do not do any favors for us hearers today.

What sins DID Jesus die for?  Well, if we read the Gospels closely, He died for the sin of healing on the Sabbath, raising the dead, touching lepers, the blind, the lame.  His sin was being the Lord of the Sabbath.  His Sin was being the Son of God.

It was the righteousness of men that judged the Son of God a sinner.  It was the righteousness of men that nailed Him to a cross.  We mocked Him, passed Him by, looked to our heritage.  It was Jewishness then, and maybe now it is our Americanness.

But the Father raised him up crushing the righteousness of Men and vindicating the righteousness of God and this man Jesus.  He is the righteous judge and not men.  He judges our needs.  And He says, “repent, the kingdom is at hand!”  Indeed it is.

We are in the Geisima Sundays now.  The walk toward Jerusalem is nearing its completion.  How is it that 21st century gentiles are included into the Kingdom of God, a promise for Abraham, Issac, Jacob, and Israel?  How is it that we get in too?

His own rejected Him.  They did not know Him.  The invitation of the King was rejected by those invited.  He was ready for a wedding feast, but the guests balked.  So the king sent out the messengers again with the invitation.  They called out in every street everywhere.  They gathered in all those they could find.  This is the Gospel of the Lord!  Praise be to thee O’ Christ.

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