I thought for Easter Sunday, this one seemed very fitting. It comes from the text of Isaiah 53:5: “By His stripes, we are healed,” and truly we are. I recently ran across a blog post from a man who I would venture to say identifies as a Christian but seems to hold a great deal of contempt for Christians and Christianity as an entity. He said that he believes the Gospel, yet he rejected the first tenet of the Gospel: man’s sinfulness. I wrestled with how to respond, and in the end I decided to let Mr. Spurgeon make my response for me in this sermon. This, along with the subject of episode 2, make the case clear: man cannot begin to know God, or grow close to God, without first coming to Him as a sinner in need of grace, which is lovingly and freely given.
Please listen and enjoy, and pass it along! I hope it has an effect on listeners of turning eyes to Christ, just as much as it did to me in reading it.