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| ## [Why Did He Do It?](http://maxlucado.us2.list- manage.com/track/click?u=bed511e434184985961d50fcb&id=58d78629ad&e=c20efa77fc) --- | Why did Jesus live on the earth as long as He did? To take on our sins is one thing; to experience death, yes, but to put up with long roads and long days? Why did He do it? Because He wants you to trust Him. Even His final act on earth was intended to win your trust. Mark 15:22.says, “They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha where they offered Him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.  And they crucified Him.” Why?  Why did He endure all this suffering—all these feelings? Because He knew you’d be weary, disturbed, and angry. He knew you’d be grief-stricken, and hungry, that you’d face pain. A pauper knows better than to beg from another pauper. He knows he needs someone who’s stronger than he is. Jesus’ message from the Cross is this:  I am that Person. Trust Me. From_[ He Chose the Nails_](http://maxlucado.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click? u=bed511e434184985961d50fcb&id=af69c7ceeb&e=c20efa77fc) ---

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1 Sarah R = "Jesus' mission and purpose for coming to Earth was to die for sins and resurrect to bring us eternal life. But He didn't waste the time He was here preparing for His death. We don't know much about His early life, but we know about His last three years and how He used His time. He used the time to give us a glimpse of what restored life looks like through His miracles. He used the time to teach us about Himself and His kingdom. He used the time to model how we should live. He used the time to love on people and to pray for those who would believe in His name. If He could accomplish all that in just three years, how much more can we accomplish in our lifetimes in His name?"
2 Sarah R = "Jesus' final act on Earth was His resurrection from the dead! If He had not resurrected from the dead, He would have been just a "good teacher" or a "holy man" but not the Son of God and not our Savior. Likely we would not even still be talking about Him today! Jesus' resurrection from the dead sets Him apart from all others, and validates His message: That He is the Son of God and whosoever believes in Him shall have everlasting life!!"
3 Sarah R = "Scripture Link: Hebrews 4:14-16, "14Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."