Yes, John Piper wrote a book called, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die. The Table of Contents gives the 50 reasons, but I suggest reading the book for a more complete explanation of each reason:1.To Absorb the Wrath of God2.To Please His Heavenly Father3.To Learn Obedience and Be Perfected4.To Achieve His Own Resurrection from the Dead5.To Show the Wealth of God"s Love and Grace for Sinners6.To Show His Own Love for Us7.To Cancel the Legal Demands of the Law Against Us8.To Become a Ransom for Many9.For the Forgiveness of Our Sins10.To Provide the Basis for Our Justification11.To Complete the Obedience That Becomes Our Righteousness12.To Take Away Our Condemnation13.To Abolish Circumcision and All Rituals as the Basis of Salvation14.To Bring Us to Faith and Keep Us Faithful15.To Make Us Holy, Blameless, and Perfect16.To Give Us a Clear Conscience17.To Obtain for Us All Things That Are Good for Us18.To Heal Us from Moral and Physical Sickness19.To Give Eternal Life to All Who Believe on Him20.To Deliver Us from the Present Evil Age21.To Reconcile Us to God22.To Bring Us to God23.So That We Might Belong to Him24.To Give Us Confident Access to the Holiest Place25.To Become for Us the Place Where We Meet God26.To Bring the Old Testament Priesthood to an End and Become the Eternal High Priest27.To Become a Sympathetic and Helpful Priest28.To Free Us from the Futility of Our Ancestry29.To Free Us from the Slavery of Sin30.That We Might Die to Sin and Live to Righteousness31.So That We Would Die to the Law and Bear Fruit for God32.To Enable Us to Live for Christ and Not Ourselves33.To Make His Cross the Ground of All Our Boasting34.To Enable Us to Live by Faith in Him35.To Give Marriage Its Deepest Meaning36.To Create a People Passionate for Good Works37.To Call Us to Follow His Example of Lowliness and Costly Love38.To Create a Band of Crucified Followers39.To Free Us from Bondage to the Fear of Death40.So That We Would Be with Him Immediately After Death41.To Secure Our Resurrection from the Dead42.To Disarm the Rulers and Authorities43.To Unleash the Power of God in the Gospel44.To Destroy the Hostility Between Races45.To Ransom People from Every Tribe and Language and People and Nation46.To Gather All His Sheep from Around the World47.To Rescue Us from Final Judgment48.To Gain His Joy and Ours49.So That He Would Be Crowned with Glory and Honor50.To Show That the Worst Evil Is Meant by God for GoodReference Piper, John, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006.

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