This post is a summary of content that I developed when I was serving as a church planter in India to teach Hindus through the metanarrative of Scripture. This lesson focuses in on the death of Christ with it being Good Friday an appropriate time to reflect on the cross.
"God shows his love for us in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
First, in essence, Jesus came into the world to die and cover sin.
How did Jesus die?
Second, Jesus death on the cross finished his purpose for coming.
How does the cross satisfy the wrath of God?
How does the death of Christ justify us before God?
How does God redeem us through the cross?
So whom did Jesus come to die for?
How is God triumphant through the cross of Christ?
At the cross of Christ we see the ultimate love sacrifice of God for us, which makes a way for reconciliation with God.
It is Good Friday, the day that we remember the reason that Jesus came to earth to die a bloody gruesome death on the cross in our place. At first look it appears that Christ death was nothing more than death in itself, appearing to some skeptics as proof against the claims of Jesus. But it is only friday and as we will see on Sunday, the resurrection comes and Jesus is Alive!