Summary: An encouraging message showing that Jesus came to seek and to save the lost and that He does His best to keep those He finds.
“Then Jesus Came”
Text: Matthew 28:18; 1Timothy 1:15
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”
Throughout the Gospels we the phase “Jesus came” eleven times. In these passages we find that Jesus came for various reasons. He had come to heal the sick, make the crippled walk, cause the blind to see, and raise the died. We can see from our text in Matthew chapter 28 verse 18 that Jesus was given all power both in heaven and in the earth, but the greatest power that Jesus was given was and is to save sinners just like you and I.
Let us take a look at what Jesus came for.
I.Then Jesus came to seek for the lost.
II.Then Jesus came to seek save the lost.
III.Then Jesus came to keep all that was found.
Luke 19:10 says: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” In Romans chapter 3 verse 23 it says “For all have sinned,” mean that we are or were all lost in sin and that is the reason that Jesus has come to seek for the lost. Isaac Watts penned the words “I once was lost but now I am found, I once was blind but now I see.” That is the way all before we were saved; lost and blind in our sin but then Jesus came and found us.
Oswald J. Smith said it best in his song “Then Jesus Came” (my wife come to the piano) He says, “When Jesus comes the temper’s power is broken; When Jesus comes the tears are wiped away. He takes the gloom and fills the life with glory, For all is changed when Jesus comes to stay.” I would like to sing this song for you today in closing.