Title: Real Love… Sacrifices
Series: Real Love
Author: Randy Tomko
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Easter is a day of profound celebration.
But if we’ve not yet contemplated the unimaginable cost of this day, then we know nothing more than a date on a calendar.
There is no cheap grace in the sacrifice of Christ. It was and is the costliest sacrifice of all time!
When we come to Christ and see the blood of Christ, the sacrifice of Christ, applied to our lives, it marks us. It changes us forever…
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 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.
Isaiah 53:2b-6 (NIV)