There are many questions about what happened to Jesus spiritually when He died on the cross, and what happened to Him during His three days in the grave. While it is important to remember the physical suffering of Jesus, it is also important to look at the spiritual suffering He underwent for us.
At this Acts 29 church planting event, John Hannah spoke about spiritual formation, and specifically, how to overcome sin in our lives. When you grow in your mental knowledge of truth, but not in your participation of that truth, it’s just a matter of time until you fall into grievous sin.
In the Year of Living Biblically, A. J. Jacobs spent a whole year trying obey every commandment in the Bible. I don’t think he did so well. But that’s okay, because Jacobs, like Paul, realized that nobody can perfectly obey the entire law, and trying only makes you recognize your sin more.