The Great Exchanges of the Gospel

A Scriptural Meditation on the Sacrifice of Christ


Christ became a man of sorrows so we could be eternally happy. –Isa. 53:3-4


Christ suffered God’s vengeance so we could receive God’s forgiveness. –Isa. 53:10


Christ was separated from the favor of God so we can be restored to God’s favor. –Mat. 27:46


Christ was put to open shame so we could receive open acceptance with God. –Joh. 19:5


Christ received God’s hatred for sin so we could receive God’s love toward us as sinners. –Rom. 5:8


Christ took the death we deserve so we could receive the life he deserved. –1 Cor. 15:22


Christ bore our sin so we could receive His righteousness. –2 Cor. 5:21


Christ became poor in this world so we could become spiritually rich in Him. –2 Cor. 8:9


Christ became a curse and died so we could receive the blessing and live forever. –Gal. 3:13-14


Christ was made lower than angels so we could be exalted higher than angels. –Heb. 2:9


Christ suffered temptation so we could be victorious over temptation. –Heb. 2:18


Christ died for our sin so that we could die to our sin. –1 Pet. 2:21




Compiled by Josef Urban