Thursday, December 20, 2012

Why Did Jesus Come?

Last Sunday I got to go to jail to help do a church service for some men there.  In praying about what to share with them from the Bible, I got the idea to do a short survey of the Scripture verses that talk about Jesus' reasons for coming.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the facts of His coming (shepherds, angels, dreams, wise men) that we neglect the purpose of His coming. 

I was surprised at how many verses directly talk about reasons for Christmas.  But rather than tell you what those reasons are, I'm going to give you the same verses I went through with the men in jail.  There may be even more that I didn't find. You can dig out and enjoy their meaning for yourself.

Matthew 9:13
Mark 10:45
Luke 19:10
John 3:17
John 6:38
John 9:39
John 18:37
2 Corinthians 8:9
Galatians 4:4,5
Hebrews 2:14-18
Hebrews 9:26
1 John 3:5,8

Note: for a great short book on a somewhat wider topic, I highly recommend John Piper's 50 Reasons Jesus Came to Die.

1 comment:

  1. Downloaded John Piper PDF and although I have only started to read it,I have found it encouraging.