Sermon: “50 Reasons Why Christ Suffered and Died” Part V

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Sermon Notes
Scripture: John 3:16-19
“50 Reasons Why Christ Suffered and Died”
Part V


Based on: “The Passion of Jesus Christ” by John Piper – available at Amazon


Reasons 41-50:
  1. To secure our resurrection from the dead. (Romans 8:11)
  2. To disarm the rulers and authorities.  (Colossians 2:14-15)
  3. To unleash the power of God in the Gospel. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
  4. To destroy the hostility between races. (Ephesians 2:14-16)
  5. To ransom people from every tribe, language, people and nation. (Revelation 5:9)
  6. To gather all His sheep from around the world. (John 10:16)
  7. To rescue us from final judgment.  (Hebrews 9:28)
  8. To gain His joy and ours. (Hebrews 12:2)
  9. So that He would be crowned with glory and honor. (Philippians 2:7-9)
  10. To show that the worst evil is meant by God for good. (Acts 4:27-28)

In the wake of all we have learned in this study of Jesus and his obedience to God’s salvation plan, how will we celebrate Easter this year? Secular or Spiritual? Will you grow closer to God and accept His gifts of grace and mercy or be indifferent and reject your eternal future?