The Good News of Jesus Christ
God so Loved us that... - Part 1 of 2
So God rich in His mercy made a way for us to be saved, and that way is through His Son Jesus Christ.
And this is what Jesus Christ did for us by the grace of God.
First his birth in (Matthew 1:18-1:23), then in (John 1:13- 1:14), it tells that he was born by the will of God, not man. So because of this, he was without sin. (1 John 3:5: And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin), then in (1 Peter 2:22: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth).
Jesus was sent to speak God's word and he said I have not spoken of myself, but he (God) gave me a commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. (John: 12:49,50)
He suffered for our sins that were placed on him.
2 Corinthian 5:21: For he (meaning God) hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
And once our sins were placed on Him, He did suffer many things because of our sins:
John 18:22: And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
John 19:1: Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. (Scourged means: of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment. A whip used to inflict punishment.
Matthew 27:29-31: And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
(Crucify means: to execute someone by nailing them to a cross with metal spikes. Their hands are stretched out on the crossbeam and with spikes driven through their wrists or hands. Their feet or ankles are attached to a cross with a metal spike. Crucify also means: kill, persecute, torment, torture, afflict, and agonize.)
John 3:16-17: For God so loved the world, (meaning you) that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
The answer is in: 1 John 4:10: Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (Propitiation: means to pardon and bless the sinner).