4/2/2006 ~ Why Christ Died
... more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. ...
~ Hebrews 2:1-3
Was it really worthwhile?
Words not spoken by Moses or any of Godís servants,
but the Son of God.
God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various
miracles, ... ~ Hebrews 2:4
The word has been certified and the miracle is in the word.
... and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
~ Hebrews 2:5-9
He came that He might suffer death.
"... for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
~ Luke 19:10
He came to save the lost.
Christ came for us and in this there is value.
~ I came for you.
... and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
~ Philippians 2:5-8
Jesus emptied Himself obedient to the cross
... He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those
who are tempted. ~ Hebrews 2:10-18
... that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh
but made alive by the Spirit, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:18-22
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; ... ~ Romans 6:10
... we have been sanctified through the offering of the body
of Jesus Christ once for all. ... ~ Hebrews 10:8-10
... Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. ... ~ Hebrews 9:25-28
Those who are lost need the mercy of God.
... exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
~ Matthew 23:12
It has worth that by faith we confess Jesus Christ and His truths.
... "As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, ... ~ Romans 14:11
... above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, ...
~ Philippians 2:9-11
All will be humbled when He comes by sight.
Christ has been merciful so that we might be a family.
... God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
~ Ephesians 2:11-16
Ever wonder why there is so much division in the world?
└─> Because Christ has not been accepted.
God asks for the fellowship of souls in love.
... come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
~ Matthew 19:14
... And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, ...
~ Acts 2:40-43
... And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
~ Acts 2:44-47
We want to have close relationships
and Jesus died so we can have fellowship through Him.
We need each other.
Jesus also died to please God.
... given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God
for a sweet-smelling aroma. ~ Ephesians 5:2
... For even Christ did not please Himself; ... ~ Romans 15:1-3
Christ went through gut wrenching suffering
to the point of loathing His momentary experience.
"... nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." ~ Matthew 26:39
WHY CHRIST DIED
He did it to please the Father.
He was meek ~ controlled strength.
The church has no more than what Christ offered.
We can be saved by His redeeming blood.
He died that we might hear Him
and follow Him to Heaven.
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