What did God accomplish in sending his Son to die?
John 3:16 "For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
Each Christmas we celebrate the birth of somebody that would have never died, somebody that came so that he could die, somebody that died because of nothing that he did. What an amazing thought! Jesus could have stayed home and he would have avoided a lot of suffering. If I had to choose, I am pretty sure that I would have stayed home, I could not be so concerned for somebody else that I would leave the splendor of heaven and live here on this planet.
Such drastic actions on Jesus part should make us wonder, why did Jesus come to die? Who killed Jesus? What was the purpose? Why didn't he stay home avoid a lot of pain and sorrow?
Free book download: Fifty Reasons Jesus Came To Die - John Piper
In my study of "God With Us" this Christmas, I came across this John Piper book that is a free PDF download. The book there is a detailed study of why Jesus came to die, with an exhaustive list of reasons and a detailed explanation of what each reason is about and the Bible verses that backup each reason.
Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die:
Get the details for each reason in the free book download: Fifty Reasons Jesus Came To Die by John Piper.