The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God's Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer.
The central issue of Jesus’ death is not the cause, but the meaning—God’s meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons. Not fifty causes, but fifty purposes—in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?
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Richard Mayhan says:
My first seminary class at Dallas Theological Seminary was Hermeneutics with Dr. Howard Hendricks. My first homework assignment in this class was to make 100 observations on Matthew 28:18-20, the Great Commission. I jumped into this new world with both feet and cranked out 101 -- I was quite proud. Imagine my astonishment with our second assignment was to do make another 100 observations on the sa... Read more