Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

I hate it when I drive down, and a sermon idea pops into my head. I am driving (and usually in a hurry), I can’t ignore the street to write it down. I would have to pull off the road to write them down. Like I said, I am usually in a hurry so that isn’t happening either. So, I tell myself, “I will remember.” Then I don’t.

Well, I didn’t fail to remember that day. The lyrics fell into place relatively quickly. The little black dots make the entire process slow and little. I felt the fish like he was coming into the boat. A little later I remembered the song. The tune was, “It’s a Thing I Couldn’t Do” from the movie Grease. So, I will need a different tune but the poem is what I wanted to share most.

Why did Jesus have to die,
His birth brought forth a decree
Kill the boys, a desperate cry
It caused his parents to flee
To fool the king, they would try,
Hiding in Egypt was the key.

His early life reached its end
Some held their sin and evil
Calling twelve making them friends
Taught them to fish for people.
Into the world, them he’d send
Songs of joy became mournful.

Why did Jesus have to die?
His life was the perfect race.
Sin was not His, it was mine.
Constant sin was my disgrace
Don’t forget, there was no crime
He died so, we might have grace.

Jews accused at every turn
Romans came and drug him away
He lost all that he had earned
Crucify Him, come what may
Evil lived in all they learned
Jesus died to show us the way.

He give us a place to start,
Living faith can cause dismay
He tells me to do my part
Seeing Jesus when I pray
Look to him, open your heart,
Faith will give us, a brand new day.

Why did Jesus have to die?
His life was the perfect race.
Sin was not His, it was mine.
Constant sin was my disgrace
Don’t forget, there was no crime
He died so, we might have grace.

He was jailed then a mock trial
They beat him bloody and raw
I almost see Pilate’s smile
Carrying his cross caused him to fall
That Pilate was pleased is pure vile.
Order held, the proud stood tall.

Feet and hands nailed to a cross
People saw his suffering
A thief learned his life was not a loss
He dropped his head, life ending
He came off, now torture tossed.
Into a tomb, a stone sealing.

Why did Jesus have to die?
His life was the perfect race.
Sin was not His, it was mine.
Constant sin was my disgrace
Don’t forget, there was no crime
He died so, we might have grace.

May we all find His grace.

Be blessed friend.

Seeking the Genuine,

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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