But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Tell This Truth
This week we make a resolve to lead the “lost” (people who do not know Jesus). One of our four priorities as a church is that we “Lead Wisely”. One of the ways we could do this is by leading those around us to truth. One simple truth you should tell or remind someone is that Jesus was wounded so that we could be forgiven and bruised so we could be healed.
A bruise is not only an external injury but also an internal one. Jesus’ bruises tells us that He comes to heal the outside, but more importantly He heals the inside as well. We are all surrounded by people who need a healing of the heart. Sometimes “lost” people appear to have their lives “all together”, but Jesus wants us to know that He is also concerned with the heart of people. Do you know someone who doesn’t know Jesus personally? If so, tell them this truth.
Let us lead the world around us by telling them they can always be forgiven and healed. Resolve to lead the lost.