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50 Reasons Why Christ Suffered and Died

03.28.13 | Christ, Suffering, Atonement , Salvation, Grace | by Jobey McGinty | by John Piper

50 Reasons Why Christ Suffered and Died

    A list of 50 concise summaries of the many reasons why Christ died.

    The following list is actually the chapter titles to a book by John Piper called The Passion of Jesus Christ.  It’s a great, short read with these 50 concise summaries of the many reasons why Christ died.


    Fifty Reasons Why Christ Suffered and Died:

    1 To Absorb the Wrath of God

    2 To Please His Heavenly Father

    3 To Learn Obedience and Be Perfected

    4 To Achieve His Own Resurrection from the Dead

    5 To Show the Wealth of God’s Love and Grace for Sinners

    6 To Show His Own Love for Us

    7 To Cancel the Legal Demands of the Law Against Us

    8 To Become a Ransom for Many

    9 For the Forgiveness of Our Sins

    10 To Provide the Basis for Our Justification

    11 To Complete the Obedience That Becomes Our Righteousness

    12 To Take Away Our Condemnation

    13 To Abolish Circumcision and All Rituals as the Basis of Salvation

    14 To Bring Us to Faith and Keep Us Faithful

    15 To Make Us Holy, Blameless, and Perfect

    16 To Give Us a Clear Conscience

    17 To Obtain for Us All Things That Are Good for Us

    18 To Heal Us from Moral and Physical Sickness

    19 To Give Eternal Life to All Who Believe on Him

    20 To Deliver Us from the Present Evil Age

    21 To Reconcile Us to God

    22 To Bring Us to God

    23 So That We Might Belong to Him

    24 To Give Us Confident Access to the Holiest Place

    25 To Become for Us the Place Where We Meet God

    26 To Bring the Old Testament Priesthood to an End and Become the Eternal High Priest

    27 To Become a Sympathetic and Helpful Priest

    28 To Free Us from the Futility of Our Ancestry

    29 To Free Us from the Slavery of Sin

    30 That We Might Die to Sin and Live to Righteousness

    31 So That We Would Die to the Law and Bear Fruit for God

    32 To Enable Us to Live for Christ and Not Ourselves

    33 To Make His Cross the Ground of All Our Boasting

    34 To Enable Us to Live by Faith in Him

    35 To Give Marriage Its Deepest Meaning

    36 To Create a People Passionate for Good Works

    37 To Call Us to Follow His Example of Lowliness and Costly Love

    38 To Create a Band of Crucified Followers

    39 To Free Us from Bondage to the Fear of Death

    40 So That We Would Be with Him Immediately After Death

    41 To Secure Our Resurrection from the Dead

    42 To Disarm the Rulers and Authorities

    43 To Unleash the Power of God in the Gospel

    44 To Destroy the Hostility Between Races

    45 To Ransom People from Every Tribe and Language and People and Nation

    46 To Gather All His Sheep from Around the World

    47 To Rescue Us from Final Judgment

    48 To Gain His Joy and Ours

    49 So That He Would Be Crowned with Glory and Honor

    50 To Show That the Worst Evil Is Meant by God for Good