Are you familiar with the full meaning behind Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross? Jesus died for our sins so that we may have eternal life through Him. To receive salvation, we must not only believe that Jesus died on the cross, but understand its significance and receive His gift of salvation.
The sacrifice that Jesus made took the punishment for our sins from us. Even though we were guilty of sin, we were given the gift of salvation. Jesus bore our sins so that we may have eternal life! By dying, Jesus also gave us His righteousness—we can pray on His behalf to the Father. This means that Jesus is the mediator between us and the Father. Without Jesus’ sacrifice, we would not have this access.