Nothing shows us the dedication to the mission like a willingness to die for what you believe in. Really, nothing else, not giving of bast fortunes or sending many others to fight. Nothing shows your dedication to an ideal by offering your own life as forfeit. It says that your belief is more important than life itself. We call such people martyrs.
So what did Jesus die for? He died for sin, the perfect sacrificial lamb for the sins of the world. He died for men, dying in their place to remove the pall of judgment upon their souls. He died for Himself, so that He could restore the relationship between Himself and men through portal of His sacrifice. He died so that He could demonstrate His own love for men by being raised from the dead and showing God’s power over death. As you can see there were many things going on that day.
But I think the most important reason is that He died for me. He died for my family. He died for my friends, so that we could all live together with Him.
Thank you Jesus for being obedient unto death, so that you could show me how to live.