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Why Christ Came

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“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

INTRODUCTION: There have been great arguments for and against the virgin birth of Christ; there have been many articles written on the nature of swaddling cloth in which Jesus was wrapped; many word pictures have been drawn of the manger in which Jesus was laid; there have been thousands of sermons preached concerning the inn at Bethlehem which had “no room” for the infant Jesus. None of these things, however, are as important as the question: Why did Jesus come? Why did God sent His only Son? Let’s get to the “Nitty/Gritty”!

ONLY THE BIBLE CAN ANSWER WITH AUTHORITY. FIRST—

Let’s read Read

1. He came “to save his people from their sins,” “And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

2. “I am not come to destroy … but … fulfill,” “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.”

17“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.

3. “I am come a light into the world,” “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.”

4. “I am come that they might have life,” “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

5. “I am not come to call the righteous,” “Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

13 crifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

6. “I am come not to send peace on … earth,” “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.”

34“Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.

7. “For judgment I am come into the world,” “Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”

8. “I am come to set a man at variance,” .

9. “I am a king … to this end was I born,” “Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”

10. “I came … not to do mine own will,” “For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.”

So, What now? We have read here in scripture why God sent Jesus. Let’s see what our part is?

BEFORE WE CAN BENEFIT FROM CHRIST’S COMING, WE MUST, LIKE THE “WISE MEN,” COME TO CHRIST, FOR HE INVITES ALL!

1. “Come unto me, all ye … heavy laden,” “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

28Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

2. “However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.”

3. “Come; for all things are now ready,” “When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready.”

4. “The Spirit and the bride say, Come,” “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.”

5. “He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him,” “Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf."

The Christmas story concerns more than pious sentiments about a star in the East, a babe in a manger, and frightened shepherds on Bethelem’s hillside. Rather, what have we done about the Christ of the cross?

AMEN

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