To be sure, the first thing that popped into my head (“to save us from our sins”) was absolutely the correct answer. But it was also one that my young student in his own limited study of God’s word, already knew. After all, the words are in practically every prayer he has ever heard. But standing by itself, it really isn’t much of an answer, is it?
Admittedly, a real study of this question could be made into countless individual lessons, articles, and discussions. It is, after all, what the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation is all about, right? What I set out to do in this study was to provide just the right amount of insight through careful study that a teenager would be able to understand about the circumstances leading up to and including the death, burial, and most importantly, the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. I very quickly found myself doing was learning much more than I had hoped to be able to teach my young aspiring Christian.
It is my fervent hope that I might be able through these pages to provide someone else with a better understanding of the most important event in the history of the world.