Why Did Jesus Die?

TEXTRom. 3:21-26

INTRODUCTION:

A.      THE CROSS OF CHRIST IS CENTRAL.

B.      OUR LIVES ARE LIVED IN APPRECIATION OF CHRIST'S DEATH.

I.      THE PLACE OF THE DEATH OF JESUS IN OUR FAITH.

A.      NECESSARY BECAUSE OF ITS PLACE IN GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE

          ( Mat. 16:21-23;  Eph. 3:11;  1 Pet. 1:18-20 ).

B.      JESUS WAS SENT TO DIE, IT WAS GOD'S WILL( 1 John 4:9-10;  Rom. 5:8 ).

C.      HIS DEATH THE CENTER OF ALL NT PREACHING( 1 Cor. 2:2 ).

D.      HIS DEATH IS COMMEMORATED IN ORDINANCES.

          1.       Baptism( Rom. 6:3-4 ).

          2.       The Lord's supper( Mat. 26:26-28 ).

E.      HIS DEATH IS THE BASIS OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

          1.       We are reconciled thru Christ.

          2.       Thru the cross( Eph. 2:14-16 ).

F.      HIS DEATH IS OUR OFFERING FOR SIN( 1 Pet. 2:24 ).

G.      BECAUSE OF HIS DEATH, BURIAL & RES. HE IS OUR HIGH PRIEST, OUR

          ADVOCATE WITH THE FATHER( Heb. 4:14-16 ).

II.     BUT WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIEHOW DID HIS DEATH

        ACCOMPLISH THIS? ( Rom. 3:21-26 ).

A.      3 IMPORTANT FACTORS:

          1.       The Justice of God( Deut. 32:4;  Neh. 9:33;  Psa. 89:14 ).

          2.       The wages of sin( Rom. 6:23 ).

          3.       All have sinned( Rom. 3:23 ).

B.                ALL SIN                       JUSTICE                       DEATH

 

                   love                      FAITH, FUEL                         propitiation

              grace, mercy                                                                covering

 

                   JUSTIFIED          REDEEMED                  JESUS CHRIST

see chart from lesson #2

          1.       God satisfies justice, the price is paid.

          2.       He justifies those whom He loves - His love is satisfied.

C.      Heb. 10:1-4.  ARTICLE ON SCAPEGOAT AND Lev. 16:20-22.

D.      READ:  Isa. 53:4-6, 11;  Matt. 8:17;  John 1:29;  Gal. 3:13;  Heb. 9:28.

2 Cor. 5:14-15, 17-21;  Rom. 6:3-4, 7;  1 Pet. 2:21-24

E.      LANGUAGE OF "PAYING THE DEBT" AND FORGIVENESS(Matt. 6:12, 14).

III.    HOW DO I BENIFIT FROM THE DEATH OF JESUS?

A.      GOD'S GRACE IS FOR ALL( Titus 2:11-12 ).

B.      NOT EVERYONE IS SAVED( Mat. 7:13-14 ).

C.      FAITH IS THE FUEL - MAN'S PART( Rom. 3:25 ).

          1.       Faith without obedience is dead( James 2:26, 24 ).

          2.       What does God regard?( Gal. 5:6 ).

          3.       What works?( 1 John 2:3-5 ).

D.      THRU WHAT WORKS DO WE COME INTO FELLOWSHIP?

          1.       Works of obedience( Heb. 5:8-9 ).

          2.       What would Jesus have us do?( Rom. 6:3-4 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      DO YOU TRUST IN JESUS?

B.      WILL YOU OBEY HIM?( Acts 22:16 ).