Jesus, Our Sacrificial Lamb
As believers in Christ there are some things that are so central to what we believe that if they are not true our entire faith crumbles. One of these most foundational truths is the death of Christ. Our faith rests wholly on the reality that Jesus is the One whom God sent to die on our behalf to accomplish our salvation.
One verse that underlies the importance of the sacrifice of Jesus is Hebrews 9:22b: Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
As believers we must be sure of the work of Christ and in John 19 John helps to strengthen our faith. He gives us evidence that Jesus is the One whom God promised and He provided the shed blood that we need to be forgiven.