Graffiti Artist Turned Theologian?

I don’t know if many of you saw this report in mid November. Police are on the hunt for the person responsible for spray painting “I KILLED JESUS”, on the marquee of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Youngwood, PA. Maybe we need to be the ones finding this guy and ask where he gets his theology from.

I don’t know if he knew what he was spray painting, but how many of us see the depth, and grasp the sinfulness of our sin in such a way to make this statement? He was killed because of our sin (Isaiah 53:4-6). Our sin was so  detestable before our Holy and Righteous God, that it took the death of the perfect God-man, Jesus, to atone for it. How easily I can forget the magnitude of my sin, and the even greater magnitude of Christ’s work. Not only did He take away the sin of His people, but he satisfied the wrath of the Father. And now the primary identity of the believer is not enslaved sinner, but Beloved New Creation (2 Cor. 5:16-21). How deep my sin! How much deeper the Father’s love!

How Deep the Father’s Love (Stuart Townend)

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that left Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

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One Response to Graffiti Artist Turned Theologian?

  1. Stephen says:

    one of my favorite modern hymns

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