Providence Students - It Is Finished: Our Steadfast Hope
"It is finished." These were the last words Jesus spoke before he died. But what do they mean and why are they significant?
This week, Josh helps prepare our hearts for Good Friday and Easter by showing how the finished work of Christ is our steadfast hope!
Additionally, the Heidelberg Catechism provides a beautiful description of our hope in Christ. Here's what it says:
Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death?
A. That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.