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The Price Christ Paid And Its Benefits

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Christ suffered, died, he was buried and resurrected so that:

  1. To please his heavenly Father (Isaiah 53:10 & Ephesians 5:2).
  2. To show the wealth of God’s love and grace for sinners (Romans 5:7–8; John 3:16 & Ephesians 1:7).
  3. To absorb the wrath of God (Galatians 3:13; Romans 3:25 & 1 John 4:10).
  4. For God to reconcile the world to himself through Christ (2 Corinthians 5:19–20).
  5. He may learn obedience and be perfected (Hebrews 5:8 & Hebrews 2:10).
  6. He may achieve his own resurrection from the dead (Hebrews 13:20–21).
  7. He may become for us the place we meet God (John 2:19–21; Colossians 2:9–12; John 14:9).
  8. He may gain His joy and ours, (Hebrews 12:2).
  9. He would be crowned with glory and honour (Hebrews 2:9, Philippians 2:7–11; Revelation 5:12).
  10. He may become a sympathetic and helpful priest (Hebrews 4:15–16; Hebrews 9:26 & 1 Peter 2:22–23).
  11. He would test death for everyone (Hebrews 2:9).
  12. He may bring the Old Testament priesthood to an end and become the eternal High Priest (Hebrews 7:23–27; Hebrews 9:24–26 & Hebrews 10:11–12).
  13. To make us holy, blameless, and perfect (Hebrews 10:14; Colossians 1:22; 1 Corinthians 5:7).
  14. To give us a clear conscience (Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:22 1 Peter 3:21).
  15. To bring us to faith and keep us faithful (Mark 4:24; Jeremiah 32:40 & 2 Corinthians 3:6).
  16. To show his love for us (John 10:11–18; John 15:12–15).
  17. To cancel the legal demands of the law against us (Colossians 2:13).
  18. To obtain all things good for us (Romans 8:32 & Philippians 4:12–13, Ephesians 1:3 & 2 Peter 1:3).
  19. To heal us from moral and physical sickness (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24 & Matthew 8:16–17).
  20. To bring us to God (1 Peter 3:18, & Ephesians 2:13).
  21. To give us confident access to the holiest place (Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 9:11–12).
  22. To reconcile us to God (Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:19–20).
  23. To deliver us from the present evil age (Galatians 1:4; John 17:15).
  24. To enable us to live for Him and not ourselves (2 Corinthians 5:15; Philippians 3:7–8).
  25. To rescue us from the final judgment (Hebrews 9:28).
  26. To free us from the slavery of sin (Revelation 1:5–6; Hebrews 13:12).
  27. To enable us to live by faith in Him (Galatians 2:20).
  28. To free us from the bondage of the fear of death (Hebrews 2:14–15).
  29. To free us from the futility of our ancestry (1 Peter 1:18–19).
  30. To abolish circumcision and all rituals as the basis of salvation (Galatians 5:11 & Galatians 6:11–16).
  31. To create a band of crucified followers (Luke 9:23; Matthew 10:23; Romans 6:11; Hebrews 13:12–13).
  32. To create a people passionate for good works (Titus 2:14).
  33. To give eternal life to all who believe in Him (John 3:16, 36; John 17:3 & 1 Corinthians 2:9).
  34. To give marriage its the deepest meaning (Ephesians 5:25).
  35. To unleash the power of God in the Gospel (1 Corinthians 1:18 & Romans 1:16).
  36. To disarm the rulers, powers and authorities (Colossians 2:14–15 & 1 John 3:8).
  37. To take away our condemnation (Romans 8:1,34 & Galatians 2:16–17).
  38. To provide the basis for our justification (Romans 5:9 & Romans 3:24, 28).
  39. To provide forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14 & Matthew 26:28).
  40. To complete the obedience that becomes our righteousness (Philippians 2:8; Philippians 3:9; Romans 5:19 & 2 Corinthians 5:21).
  41. To secure our resurrection from the dead (Romans 6:5; Romans 8:11; 2 Timothy 2:11).
  42. To make His cross the ground of all our boasting (Galatians 6:14).
  43. To gather all sheep from around the world (John 11:51–52, & John 10:16).
  44. To destroy the hostility between races (Ephesians 2:14–17).
  45. To show that God means the worst evil for good (Acts 4: 27–28; Romans 8:28).
  46. To ransom people from every tribe, language, and nation (Revelation 5:9–10).
  47. We would die to the law and bear fruits to God (Romans 7:4 Galatians 3:13).
  48. We would be with Him immediately after death (1 Thessalonians 5:10; Philippians 1:21,23; 2 Corinthians 5:8).
  49. We might belong to Him (Romans 7:4; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 & Acts 20:28).
  50. We might die to sin and live to righteousness (1 Peter 2:24).

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