Why Did Jesus Come

WHY DID JESUS COME?

(Pastor Lee Jackson – FFWC)

INTRODUCTION-  IT IS THE SEASON WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST, SON OF GOD, SON OF MAN.   IT IS A GOOD TIME TO REFLECT ON THE QUESTION: “WHY DID HE COME?”  WHY DID HE LAY ASISE HIS HEAVENLY GLORY WHERE ANGELS WORSHIPPED HIM TO COME TO EARTH AS ONE OF US, TO BE BORN IN A MANAGER, TO BE MOCKED, RIDICULED AND SCORNED AND ULTIMATELY CRUCIFIED?  WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GOD’S INTERVENTION IN HUMAN HISTORY IN SUCH A UNIQUE WAY?  WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS DIVINE INITIATIVE?  THE WORLD TOOK NOTE OF HIS COMING: ESTABLISHING IT’S CALENDAR ON THIS SINGULAR EVENT, BUT THE QUESTION REMAINS FOR MANY  “WHY DID HE COME?”  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A BIBLE SCHOLAR TO REALIZE THAT NAMES ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN THE BIBLE: ABRAHAM’S NAME WAS CHANGED FROM ABRAM TO ABRAHAM, MEANING FATHER OF MANY.  JACOB’S NAME WAS CHANGED TO ISRAEL MEANING “HE WHO STRUGGLES WITH GOD AND OVER COMES.” THE NAME OF JESUS WAS NOT CHOSEN BY MARY, HIS MOTHER, OR JOSEPH, MARY’S HUSBAND, BUT BY GOD HIMSELF. THE NAME HE WAS TO BE CALLED WAS REVEALED BY GABRIEL, AN ANGEL OF THE LORD WHO SPOKE TO JOSEPH.  THE NAME OF JESUS MEANS REVEALS HIS PRIMARY PURPOSE IN COMING TO EARTH. THE NAME JESUS MEANS JEHOVAH SAVES (OR GOD SAVES).

2.  FIRST REASON THAT JESUS CAME WAS TO SAVE US FROM OUR SINS:

     •  Isa 59:15,16 NIV: The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice. 16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.  GOD IS THE SELF-EXISTENT ONE, THE ONE WHO BROUGHT US SALVATION.

     •  Matthew 1:21 KJV:  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.   HIS NAME WAS GIVEN BY GOD AND CONVEYED TO MARY BY GABRIEL BEFORE HE WAS CONCEIVED IN MARY’S WOMB. (LUKE 2:21)                                                                                                                                       WHEN THE BABY JESUS WAS BROUGHT TO THE TEMPLE TO BE CIRCUMCISED WHEN HE WAS 8 DAYS OLD THE PROPHET SIMEON WHO HAD BEEN WAITING FOR ISRAEL’S MESSIAH AND THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD HELD JESUS IN HIS ARMS AND SAID OF HIM:

     •  Luke 2:29-32 NIV: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation , 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” NIV

3.  SECOND REASON THAT JESUS CAME WAS TO GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE: 

THE WORD, WITHOUT JESUS, IS DEAD EVEN AS THEY LIVE.  THEY ARE WITHOUT HOPE, WITHOUT GOD IN THE WORLD.  THEIR LIVES ARE EMPTY AND MEANINGLESS.

ZACHARIAH, THE FATHER OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, DESCRIBED THE WORLD AS THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS, IN THE SHARDOW OF DEATH:  LUKE 1: 76 – 79 KJV

JESUS TOLD WOMAN OF SAMARIA:  John 4:14 KJV But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

HE CAME TO GIVE OUR LIVES FULFILLMENT AND MEANING:  John 10:10 KJV The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.

John 7:38  KJV He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

TO GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE: John 3:16 KJV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

IV)  3RD REASON THAT JESUS CAME WAS TO FOR GOD LIVE AMONG US:

Matthew 1:23 KJV Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

John 1:14: 14 NIV The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 14:9 KJV Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father;

John 14:16 – 17 KJV And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

V) 4TH JESUS CAME THAT WE MIGHT BE JOINED TO GOD’S FAMILY AND HIS PURPOSE:

HE GIVE US POWER TO BECOME HIS SONS & DAUGHTERS: John 1:11 – 12 KJV He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to th

em that believe on his name:

HE TOLD US TO CONTINUE TO DO THE THINGS HE DID: Mar 16:15, 17 KJV:   And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

WE BECOME HEIRS WITH CHRIST: Romans 8:16,17 KJV The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.

WE BECOME A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD A HOLY PEOPLE: 1Pe 2:9-10  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10  Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

VI) 5TH JESUS CAME THAT WE MIGHT LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER IN A PLACE THAT HE IS PREPARING FOR US:

John 14:2-3: I KJV am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. NIV

Rev 21:3 KJV And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

VI)  CONCLUSION – IF YOU ARE HERE TODAY AND YOU AND YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR THEN YOU CANNOT RESPOND TO THE QUESTION “WHY DID JESUS COME?” IN A MEANINGFUL WAY. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS COMING AS AN HISTORICAL EVENT.  THAT WILL NOT SAVE YOU. YOU MUST RECEIVE HIM INTO YOUR HEART.  YOU MUST EXPERIENCE HIM FOR YOURSELF; OTHERWISE IT IS ALL FOR NOTHING AS FAR AS YOU ARE CONCERNED. YOU ARE MISSING THE REAL CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS. IT IS NOT CELEBRATING JESUS AS A BABY IN A MANAGER, BUT JESUS IN YOUR HEART.  IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED HIM, I URGE YOU TODAY TO RECEIVE GOD’S FREE GIFT TO YOU, SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!  IF YOU HAVE KNOWN HIM IN THE PAST BUT THE RELATIONSHIP HAS GROWN COLD AND STALE THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO REPENT OF YOUR SIN AND RECOMMIT YOUR LIFE TO HIM SO THAT YOU CAN CELEBRATE THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.  DO IT TODAY!

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