Summary: Why Jesus Really had to Die on the Cross
Romans 3:25 “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” (NIV)
The False (Why’s):
1) Jesus did not die by accident!
Nobody took Jesus’ life from Him, He gave it up voluntarily!
2) Jesus did not die as a martyr!
Question: Why did Jesus have to die?
The Five Explanations of (The Why):
1) The Ransom (Why).
Jesus came to earth to exchange Himself for us as a hostage.
2) The Moral Influence (Why).
Influences of the Cross:
Luke 23:42-43—the Thief on the Cross.
Luke 23:47 – the Centurion.
The Cross is only a partial example of His.
God has shown His love in many others ways too!
3) The Victory (Why).
The whole book of Revelation teaches one thing—God Wins!
4) The Relationship (Why).
We were separated from God but it was Jesus who brought us together!
Question: What is the caution here? It is incomplete!
5) The Substitution (Why). Vs. 25
Jesus was condemned so you can stop condemning yourself!
Our Response to the (Why):
We should HATE SIN!
We should Love Christ!
We should make the Message of Jesus known to All!
Love leaves no choice at all!