The simplicity of the gospel:
Jesus is crucified
He died a criminals death yet undeservedly
God’s truth is there whether men see it or not:
His role is confirmed
Submission of Jesus to God’s will
Christ died alone as our mediator
IT pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man; the Prophet,b Priest, and King; the Head and Saviour of his Church;e the Heir of all things; and Judge of the world:g unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed, and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.i
IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake; which that he might discharge, he was made under the law, and did perfectly fulfil it;a endured most grievous torments immediately in his soul, and most painful sufferings in his body;c was crucified, and died; was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption.
V. The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied the justice of his Father; and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him.m
God’s Word is truth
Praise God that he has not left all decision making concerning his church to us.
Praise God that the gospel message is simple enough that anyone can understand it.
So they took Jesus, 17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.