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The Passion of Jesus Christ

by John Piper

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  TMBClibrary | Aug 26, 2014 |
Excellent Book! ( )
  MaryAnn12 | Apr 4, 2013 |
Fascinating and thorough exploration of the atonement of Christ upon the Cross. Of course, in the very Gospel call is a basic version of this -- that we are sinners who rightly deserve punishment for what we have done, but that Jesus took our punishment upon himself on the Cross so that we could live. If we would repent and believe on him, we will be saved. That very call has the basics of what this book is about, but the depth of this doctrine is so vast, and Piper gives us some wonderful insight here. ( )
1 vote nesum | Nov 18, 2010 |
Read this book just before Easter. It reminded me of many truths I already knew and helped me see other aspects of Jesus' death in a whole new light. i picked this up at the library, but it's definitely a book I'm going to purchase and re-read every year. ( )
  librarian4Him02 | Aug 7, 2010 |
What John Piper has done in this book is take fifty of the results of Christ's death given in scripture and listed them for us as fifty reasons why Jesus came to die. Each of the fifty reasons is allotted two pages of text. First, supporting scripture is given and then there are several paragraphs of explanation. This makes the book especially suited for devotional reading, two or three reasons at a time. Anything more than that might be too much, as there is so much reflect on in each short section.

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die is an introductory level book--there's nothing difficult in it--and yet almost every reader will learn a thing of two from it. And who among us doesn't need a reminder of the infinite wisdom of God in the cross of Christ? ( )
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Jesus Christ

Despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief...
we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth....

He was cut off out of the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people....
There was no deceit in his mouth.
Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him;
he has put him to grief.

THE PROPHET ISAIAH
CHAPTER 53, VERSES 3-10
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The most important question of the twenty-first century is: Why did Jesus Christ suffer so much? But we will never see this importance if we fail to go beyond human cause. The ultimate answer to the question, Who crucified Jesus? is: God did. It is a staggering thought. Jesus was his Son. And the suffering was unsurpassed. But the whole message of the Bible leads to this conclusion.
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WHY?

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 sdeath? 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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