(CLICK ON WHICH CHAPTER/DAY YOU WANT TO READ)
1 To Absorb the Wrath of God (February 28th)
2 To Please His Heavenly Father (March 1st)
3 To Learn Obedience and Be Perfected (March 2nd)
4 To Achieve His Own Resurrection from the Dead (March 3rd)
6 To Show His Own Love for Us (March 5th)
8 To Become a Ransom for Many (March 7th)
9 For the Forgiveness of Our Sins (March 8th)
10 To Provide the Basis for Our Justification (March 9th)
12 To Take Away Our Condemnation (March 11th)
14 To Bring Us to Faith and Keep Us Faithful (March 13th)
15 To Make Us Holy, Blameless, and Perfect (March 14th)
16 To Give Us a Clear Conscience (March 15th)
17 To Obtain for Us All Things That Are Good for Us (March 16th)
18 To Heal Us from Moral and Physical Sickness (March 17th)
19 To Give Eternal Life to All Who Believe on Him (March 18th)
20 To Deliver Us from the Present Evil Age (March 19th)
21 To Reconcile Us to God (March 20th)
22 To Bring Us to God (March 21st)
23 So That We Might Belong to Him (March 22nd)
24 To Give Us Confident Access to the Holiest Place (March 23rd)
25 To Become for Us the Place Where We Meet God (March 24th)
27 To Become a Sympathetic and Helpful Priest (March 26th)
28 To Free Us from the Futility of Our Ancestry (March 27th)
29 To Free Us from the Slavery of Sin (March 28th)
32 To Enable Us to Live for Christ and Not Ourselves (March 31st)
34 To Enable Us to Live by Faith in Him (April 2nd)
35 To Give Marriage Its Deepest Meaning (April 3rd)
36 To Create a People Passionate for Good Works (April 4th)
38 To Create a Band of Crucified Followers (April 6th)
39 To Free Us from Bondage to the Fear of Death (April 7th)
41 To Secure Our Resurrection from the Dead (April 9th)
42 To Disarm the Rulers and Authorities (April 10th)
43 To Unleash the Power of God in the Gospel (April 11th)
44 To Destroy the Hostility Between Races (April 12th)
46 To Gather All His Sheep from Around the World (April 14th)
47 To Rescue Us from Final Judgment (April 15th)
48 To Gain His Joy and Ours (April 16th)
49 So That He Would Be Crowned with Glory and Honor (April 17th)
50 To Show That the Worst Evil Is Meant by God for Good (April 18th)
What’s this all about?
Good Friday is the day each year that Christians celebrate the fact that Jesus was crucified. Why? Why do Christians celebrate such a horrific death? The reasons are many, but the main point is this:
On the cross, Jesus traded places with us.
All of our sin went to him and all of his righteousness came to us. When he cried out “it is finished” he meant it. He accomplished our eternal salvation through the power of his cross and he’s coming back to make all things new by the power of his resurrection. That’s the good news.
Today, February 28th, is 50 days prior to Good Friday (April 18th). John Piper has written a small book titled 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die and has made it available to all for free in PDF format. So that leads us to this:
We want to invite you to join in with us in reading one chapter of this book every day leading up to Good Friday. We’re calling this 50 Days of 50 Reasons (#50Days50Reasons).
Each chapter is only about 2 pages in length, so it’s a quick and easy read. But I can guarantee you that each chapter is packed full of gospel truths. This will help you dive deep into what Jesus accomplished for you, and I believe, if you join with us in reading, your joy will skyrocket!
You can get your hands on 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die in a HARD COPY of here, buy it on KINDLE here, download a PDF for free here, or read online by following the links below. If you decide to be a part of 50 Days of 50 Reasons, be sure and share what you’re reading on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter by using the hashtag #50Days50Reasons.
*This is taken from John Piper’s book “The Passion of Jesus Christ,” which was later released under the name “50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die.” Please visit Desiring God’s Website for more gospel-centered resources from John Piper.