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Why Jesus Died Part Two

May 12th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – Second Corinthians 5:15 says, “And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

It is tempting for man to put himself at the center of his own universe. There was a time when most people believed the earth was at the center of our universe, not the sun. When Galileo challenged that way of thinking, he was branded as a heretic. Sometimes, there is personal cost involved for speaking up for the truth.

Spiritually speaking, the death of Jesus challenges our self-centered view of the world, and gives us a cause to live for outside ourselves. Instead of living for selfish desires, the cross teaches us to live for the glory of God. We can find greater fulfillment in this life and life with Jesus beyond the grave with a responsive heart to the Gospel. Jesus gives us meaningful purpose and direction through the expression of His love. He paid our debt of sin, so that we could live in freedom and for the honor of His name.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com