Have we made too many mistakes for Christ to forgive? Are we too damaged and too far gone that Christ can’t heal? In our message today, “Oh Yes He Can,” we are reminded that because Jesus rose from the grave, we can now have hope in the midst of our greatest struggles.
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor…to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Isaiah 61:1-3b NIV
What about Me?
“(I’ve made too many mistakes)”
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”
Luke 15:17-20 NIV
Jesus came to (forgive My mistakes)
“(I’m too damaged)”
Just then a woman who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding came up behind Him. She touched the fringe of His robe, for she thought, “If I can just touch His robe, I will be healed.” Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
Matthew 9:20-22 NLT
Jesus came to (resolve My pain)
“(I’m too far gone)”
Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to Him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And he began to weep.
Mark 14:72 NASB
Jesus came to (give Me hope)