Last week, we talked about how Jesus lived an unequalled life. He is the only person who ever claimed to be without any sin, and who never had anyone convict Him of sin. Today, we are going to look at His death, because He died a unique death. Death itself is not unique, rather it is universal and inevitable. Even the way Jesus died by crucifixion was not unique. Thirty thousand Jews were crucified, and He was just one of them. But why He died and what His death accomplished was very unique. The reason He died and the result of His death is unlike any other death in the history of the world, past, present, or future. So, as we are answering the question, “Why should everyone only look to Jesus to have a relationship with God?”, we must understand that it is not just the way He lived, but also why He died that helps answer that question.
A valid question that every Christian should have to answer, and every non-Christian should want to be answered is this one: “Why Jesus?” Why is it that every other spiritual, mystical, and religious leader who has ever lived should be rejected in favor of following only Jesus Christ? Honestly, the question is not just, “Why Jesus?” but, “Why Jesus only and why Jesus alone?” Over the course of the next three weeks, we are going to be exploring the answer to these questions, because the answer is in fact really easy. There are three things about Jesus that, if true, differentiate him not only from every other religious and spiritual figure who has ever lived, but also sets him apart from every other person who has ever lived. The three things are: His life, His death, and His resurrection. If what we believe about Jesus true based on what He said and what Scripture says about Him, then we can say He lived an unequalled life, He died a unique death, and He experienced an unmatched resurrection. Those three things are the answers to why Jesus is the only One worth following, worth worshipping, and worth believing.