How does Jesus’ suffering and death bring us forgiveness of sins? How does Jesus’ suffering and death bring us forgiveness of sins? 2) In order to accept forgiveness for sins we must be sorry for our sins and remove anything in our life, which causes us to sin. Since selfishness is the cause of all our sins, we must, therefore, remove selfishness from our life. Unfortunately, we are incapable of doing this on our own. Jesus, therefore, did this on our behalf by completely emptying Himself on the cross. 3) By coming into this world as a humble servant; and freely accepting pain, suffering, humiliation and death in order to compensate for the sins of those who had betrayed Him and were unfaithful to Him Jesus showed us what selfless love is. We can, therefore, overcome selfishness and live a life of grace by following Jesus’ footsteps (1 Peter 2:21-25).