Why did Jesus die?
This is an illustration to help students understand a central Christian belief. In this trick, a crushed coke can is restored to its former shape and made ‘new’ again. It’s very easy to learn and provides an object lesson in what Christians believe about the significance of Jesus’ death.
Watch and learn how to do it here.
Christians believe that humankind is like this crushed coke can. People were made in good shape – in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) – but are broken by sin. Sin ruins the image of God in people, making them less than what God intended them to be.
But Christians believe that when Jesus died on the cross, he took away this sin. It means that people are given a fresh start. Christians believe that by trusting in Jesus’s death, people can once again become what God always made them to be.